LG outs 55-inch OLED TV in Korea, pre-orders ship February for US $10,000
LG Electronics announced today that it will begin accepting pre-orders for its eagerly-awaited 55-inch class WRGB OLED TV in South Korea this month with deliveries scheduled to begin in February. LG retail stores in South Korea will begin accepting pre-orders for KRW 11 million (approximately US $10,000) starting Jan. 3 with deliveries to commence in the first week of February.
Information about other markets where the OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) TV will be launched will be announced over the next several weeks along with their respective prices. With the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) just round the corner, the announcement would bring a smile to all those who were awed last year at CES, where an early version of this TV was awarded “Best of Show.” In addition to being named “Best of Show” at CES 2012, the influential Industrial Designers Society of America recognized the TV with a coveted IDEA Award.
With only 4mm thin and weighing less than 10kg , LG’s OLED TVs offer an infinite contrast ratio, which maintains optimal contrast levels regardless of ambient brightness or viewing angle. And with a bezel as thin as seen in the picture, the TV is sure to grab eyeballs wherever it is placed. The era of OLED TVs has finally begun.
Salman Ravoof is a freelance writer, a mechanical engineer and an avid science and technology enthusiast. He likes creativity and is a great fan of fantasy and sci-fi genre. When not busy, he revels in experimenting and spends most of his time pondering about the existence of reality.
2 January, 2013