Lg recently started taking pre orders for its first curved OLED TV in South Korea. LG’s 55 inch curved TV is unique as it the first curved OLED TV in the market. The 55 inch screen is specially curved to provide IMAX like viewing experience at home.
Although the company started taking orders from customers starting from April 29th, the product will only be shipped by the end of this month. With this model up for preorder, LG becomes the only company in the world to popularize and provide flat screen OLEDs as well as curved OLED TVs to its customers. Naturally, this would give them a much needed lead in the segment, with analysts like DisplaySearch predicting the total shipments to rise to 7 million units by 2016.
OLED TVs mark the beginning of a new revolution in the TV segment and the pictures and movies displayed on the screen are much vivid and clearer than existing products in the market. However, let me remind you, adopting a new technology is never cheap and this product is no different. The curved OLED TV (model 55EA9800) would cost you around 15 million KRW (comes to around $13,500). As a result, without doubt this product is not something that you will get to see in regular households but we hope that competitors release some less expensive OLED TVs in the future.
The large 55 inch TV, surprisingly is only 4.3 millimeters thin and weighs around 17 Kg. Also, the major USP of this curved TV is that the viewer will be equidistant at all points from the TV. The 5 years of research on optimum curvature has finally paid off for the company and now customers will not have to worry about screen edge distortion and the loss of detail on this revolutionary product.
Seeing that the TV segment is growing steadily, we would like to see something like this release in the country. The good news here is that LG assures more details on the international availability and pricing of the product will be revealed in due course of time.
via LG Newsroom