LG announced that it is bringing its OLED TVs to CES 2013 (January 8-11)- and the company further enhanced its 55" WRGB OLED TV in technology and in design. The new model weighs just 3.5Kg (500 grams less than the older one shown at CES 2012) and is still 4mm thick. As LG says in its PR: "LG Display is truly laying the prologue for the new OLED TV era".
LG's OLED TV features FPR passive 3D, 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio and fast response time (1,000 times faster than LCD according to LG). The TV is based on LG Display's Oxide-TFT white-OLED with color filters (WRGB) OLED panel. The TV is expected to launch in 2013 for a price of around $10,000 at first. Earlier this month the TV (model 55EM9700-UA) passed through the FCC as it includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules and so needs to get approved by the FCC before it can be sold in the US.
LG Display will also show several new LCD panels: UHD (3840x2160) TVs in 55", 65" and 84" sizes, a 4K2K (4096x2160) 30" monitor and a Full-HD 5.5" (403 PPI) AH-IPS LCD panel.
Back in November it was reported that Samsung is also set to unveil new OLED TV models, although this is not confirmed yet. Samsung will indeed release new TVs at CES (see teaser below) - and we're pretty certain that they will mostly focus on UHD LCDs as well. According to DisplaySearch both LG and Samsung have shifted their short-term focus to UHD LCDs and not OLEDs.