Will LG launch a curved OLED TV in 2013?

According to Trusted Reviews, an LG official in Seoul says that the company aims to launch their first curved OLED TV in the second half of 2013. In January LG has unveiled a 55" curved OLED TV, called the EA9800, and now the same official says that they are also working on larger curved OLED panels as well.

LG claims that curved TVs will offer a more cinema-like viewing experience and it could become a "major trend" among consumers. However as LG's recently launched "regular" 55" OLED TVs cost $10,000 in Korea, not many consumers will be able to afford a curved version which will cost more. I'm actually quite skeptical about this new report. It seems way too early for LG to release such a curved OLED.

LG's EA9800 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 is made from Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Plastic (CFRP).

LG isn't the only company working on curved OLEDs, and during CES Samsung Samsung unveiled their own 55" curved OLED TV. However Samsung has yet to launch their regular OLED TVs and we're guessing they aren't focused on the curved sets currently.

Posted: Apr 17,2013 by Ron Mertens


since when is the TV only designed for one to watch?