The world’s first foldable OLED TV Credit: TCL
CES 2024 is right around the corner, set to unveil some wild innovations — and mind-blowing TV tech is expected to steal the spotlight. So the question is, what can we expect from CES 2024 in terms of TV innovation?
Well, have you seen this wild foldable TV from TCL? It’s a bendable, flexible TV that was showcased at Display Week, an annual conference in Los Angeles, in late May.
This 8K TV prototype is capable of bending backwards at 90-degree angle. Plus, it has a 120Hz refresh rate and a zippy 1ms response time. And interestingly, it’s an “inkjet-printed OLED.” Inkjet printing (IJP), according to TechRadar, is a cost-cutting production method that could lead to cheaper OLED pricing for consumers.
Plus, IJP promises better power efficiency and improved luminance. In other words, it’s greener, cheaper, and brighter, as TechRadar puts it. That being said, here’s a list of TV trends we’re expecting for CES 2024.
1. Foldable TVs
TCL isn’t the only company that has a flexible TV up its sleeve. C-SEED, according to Maxim, is poised to debut a folding TV at CES 2024 for the first time.
Unfolded, the microLED TV reveals a 137-inch display. When you’re ready to fold it again, it shrinks from its height of 7.8 feet down to a rectangular, aerospace aluminum slab that C-SEED describes as “an object of singular refinement.”
2. Easily mounted wireless TVs
Wireless TVs aren’t new to CES. For example, Displace made a splash earlier this year when it debuted a battery-powered TV that one could stick to a surface – no wall mount required.
For CES 2024, however, Displace has announced that it will reveal two new TVs: Displace Flex and Displace Mini. According to WiFiHiFi, the former offers a portable, magnetic stand that lets the TV charge wirelessly. Displace Mini, on the other hand, is a smaller version of the aforementioned battery-powered TV that won attendees’ hearts at CES 2023.
Each year, companies are finding new ways to free us from the perils of wires, and it looks like Displace is dipping its toe further into the innovation pool at CES 2024.
3. Ridiculously bright TVs
According to What Hi-Fi, flagship OLED TVs barely surpassed 2,000 nits of brightness this year, but two companies – TCL and Hisense – are breaking that mold.
TCL recently teased its 98-inch X955 model, a TV that reportedly emanates 5,000 nits of brightness.
Hisense, however, said, “Hold my beer.” At CES 2024, it’s set to unveil a new 110-inch miniLED TV that can output – wait for it – 10,000 nits of brightness. As you can imagine, it’s billed as the world’s brightest TV. At this point, we’ll need sunglasses to watch our favorite movies and TV shows.
On top of these three trends, CES 2024 is sure to feature TVs that attempt to push the envelope in regards to picture quality, contrast, pure black levels, vividness, and more.
Stay tuned for Mashable’s coverage of all the new trends that are set to make a splash at CES 2024.
Kimberly Gedeon is a tech explorer who enjoys doing deep dives into the most popular gadgets, from the latest iPhones to the most immersive VR headsets. She’s drawn to strange, avant-garde, bizarre tech, whether it’s a 3D laptop, a gaming rig that can transform into a briefcase, or smart glasses that can capture video. Her journalism career kicked off about a decade ago at MadameNoire where she covered tech and business before landing as a tech editor at Laptop Mag in 2020.
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