LG to start shipping their curved OLED TV in Korea in a few days

Towards the end of April, LG launched their 55" curved OLED TV (the 55EA9800) in Korea (for KW 15 million, or about $13,500). Now reports from Korea suggest that they will start shipping the TV in a few days. LG released this photo showing one of the first TVs to come off production:

LG's 55EA9800 features an Oxide-TFT WRGB Full-HD OLED panel (like LG's 55EM9700 OLED TV). The TV features "infinite" contrast ratio, passive 3D, Smart Touch Controls and a "paper-slim" design (it's only 4.3 mm thick and weighs just 17Kg). It is made from Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Plastic (CFRP).

Lg's "regular" OLED TV, the 55E9700 is already shipping for $10,000 in Korea. Sales have reportedly been slow, which isn't surprising due the high price tag. It is expected to launch soon in the US, UK, India and Israel.

Posted: Jun 09,2013 by Ron Mertens