In a race between television titans, LG has beat Samsung in becoming the first manufacturer to introduce a 55-inch OLED television to market: the largest OLED TV panel to date.
According to the company, LG’s OLED television will weigh a little less than 22lbs and measure 0.16 inches. It will incorporate white OLEDs (WOLED), which provide a lower error rate, higher productivity, and clearer Ultra Definition screen. LG has begun accepting orders for their next-generation OLED TV. They are looking to start shipping to customers in South Korea by February, and expand to the North America / Europe markets in the first quarter of 2013.
For those seriously considering possibly purchasing this television, it should be noted that it is being introduced with an 11 million won price tag — that’s about $10,300 in US dollars. Market analysts say that they believe the technology will not become more affordable until 2015.