Samsung hopes to start offering OLED TVs in H1 2013

Earlier in February, reports from Korea suggested that Samsung Electronics will host a press conference on February 19 to finally launch its OLED TV in Korea. This did not happen, but Samsung did say in a press release that they plan to start selling OLED TVs in the first half of 2013.

Samsung's F9500 (full model number: KN55F9500) is a 55" Full-HD Real OLED TV. The OLED panel uses direct-emission RGB OLED subpixels, hence the "Real" title. The TV offers all sorts of smart features and active 3D (with MultiView).

LG has reportedly started shipping their own OLED TV (the 55EM9700) in Korea for $10,000. The company said they got over 100 pre-orders. LGD also announced plans for a $650 million Gen-8 OLED TV fab that will begin production in H1 2014.

Posted: Feb 21,2013 by Ron Mertens