Is it a TV? Is it a gaming monitor? Something completely different? The answer is “Yes”, when it comes to the recently announced LG OLED Flex (also known as the LX3, if you’re the type to care about model numbers), a 42-inch OLED screen that can be viewed flat, like a traditional TV, or curved, like that of a new gaming monitor.
The curve can max out at 900R (that’s a measure of how much things bend in terms of the radius in millimeters), which means it’s likely to be a bit less than the curvature of the monitors jgames that you have already seenbut definitely much more than any TV you have in your house today.
Other specs to note include a 0.1 millisecond response time, and LG’s Alpha 9 Gen 5 processor, and support for Dolby Vision.
But it is the curved part that is definitely going to turn heads. That works in a couple of ways. There is a remote that has two preset buttons, or you can manually change the curvature in 5% increments over 20 levels. The LX3 also has a height-adjustable stand with 14 centimeters of travel, or about five and a half inches, and can tilt anywhere between 10 degrees away or 5 degrees forward.
The flexible part isn’t the only thing LG has in store for gamers. You can use the full 42 inches of the screen, if you like, or shrink things down to 32 or 27 inches to keep everything in view. And there’s also a new gaming app, which is exclusive to the LX3. It has custom screen savers and has shortcuts to YouTube and Twitch, as well as an audio equalizer for the built-in 40W speakers. There’s also a multi-view mode, which allows you to display content from two sources at once, choosing which one controls the audio.
The LX3 also has a built-in microphone, USB ports for headphones, keyboards, a mouse, or other peripherals, and it all connects via HDMI.
Still need more? There’s also customizable lighting tucked away in the back of the LX3, so you won’t have to go shopping for LEDs on Amazon.