LG is betting on a future where airplanes have walls made of curved OLED screens and first-class passengers get 65-inch TVs

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  • Unsurprisingly, LG Display’s idea on how to make flights better is to add a bunch of its premium OLED displays all over a plane’s cabin.
  • The company showed off its concept at a booth at the influential consumer tech expo CES.
  • Adding screens along the walls of a plane’s cabin would allow virtually any kind of decoration that could help make flights more tolerable.
  • LG Display also showed how a 65-inch TV that you’d typically find in a living room could fit in a first-class seat.
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If LG Display had its own airline, the walls of its airplanes would be made of 55-inch OLED TVs, and first-class passengers would get their very own 65-inch OLED TVs.

Indeed, the company showed off its concept of a plane’s interior, lined with screens that curve along the cabin, at the influential consumer tech show CES 2020. And if you’ve ever sat in first class and wondered whether your 65-inch living room TV could fit, well, it can.

The idea is to help passengers “feel more openness in the narrow space of an enclosed cabin,” the company said, as an airline could display a beach scene, or anything else that’s proven to soothe minds stressed by travel.

Keep in mind, this is still just an idea at the moment, and should an airline adopt such a concept, I’d imagine it would look somewhat different.

Check it out:


You might have to use your imagination to picture this in a plane rather than a convention booth, but you get the idea, where walls made of TV screens can simulate a more pleasant environment.

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Adorning a plane’s curved interior with screens would only be possible with OLED display, which is among the few display technologies that can bend.

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TV screens can even replace regular windows, giving you a better view.

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And LG also proved that large 65-inch TVs could fit in a first-class seat.

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Here’s the view taken from the seat. Oh, and the TV can curve and uncurve, too.

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Even the privacy barrier between first-class seats can be screens, and LG Display imagines its transparent screen technology could do the trick.

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This is all concept at this stage, but the technology is there, and it’s up to airlines to decide and figure out it’s worth the investment, or even feasible in the first place.

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