LG has announced that they are launching a new 55 inch OLED TV in South Korea, the device will be available in February and LG are taking pre-orders on this new OLED TV this month.
The new 55 inch WRGB OLED TV which comes with the 55EM9700 model number will go on sale in South Korea in the first week of February and the device will retail for 11 million KRW which works out at around $10,000.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to make this announcement at the start of the new year because we believe that OLED will usher in a whole new era of home entertainment,” said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG’s Home Entertainment Company. “Not since color TV was first introduced 60 years ago has there been a more transformational moment. When high definition TV was first introduced 15 years ago, the public’s reaction was ‘wow!’ but when customers see our razor-thin OLED TV for the first time, they’re left speechless. That’s a clear indicator as any that OLED TV is much more than just an incremental improvement to current television technology.”
LG’s 55 inch OLED TV is just 4 millimeters thick and weighs in at just 22 pounds, there are no details as yet on when the device will be available in other countries, as soon as we get some more information we will let you guys know.
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