LG 55-inch OLED on its way in 2012

By on July 23, 2011
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Beautiful, but expensive.

LG Electronics plans to bring us OLED in the larger format, 55 inches, starting in the second half of next year.

The CEO of LG Display announced their intent to move from smaller scale OLED screens, like ones on mobiles and tablets, to larger scale applications including big-hitting TVs.

LG plan to introduce the new super slim OLED TV gradually, with production in the tens of thousands, instead of full-blown mass production. Testing the waters, to see the consumer reaction before moving to mass production. Of course, with TV panels bringing in half of the revenue this is an important move for the Display division.

We have already seen LG demo its OLED TVs in the 33-inch and 15-inch flavours. The larger, 33-inch model comes with a cool $9000 price tag. Chump change for the sheikh, then.

If you are a regular Joe like the rest of us, expect to pay through the nose for this one. They aren’t going to be cheap.

Via Engadget


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