Chinese OLED TVs
OLED parade: Hisense, TCL, Changhong & Haier

16 Jan 2014 | Rasmus Larsen |

You have probably heard about Samsung and LG’s flat, curved and flexible OLED TVs by now, but the Chinese TV makers were also exhibiting OLED TVs at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.

Chinese OLED TVs at CES 2014

During our tour of the CES 2014 floors we found several OLED TVs from Chinese TV makers. The first one we stumbled upon was Hisense’s 55-inch flat OLED TV (top picture). It looked quite impressive and was basically just a thin, thin OLED panel with a narrow-bezel design. Hisense had nothing to announce regarding launch plans.

We went over to Haier, another Chinese TV maker, and found a curved 55-inch OLED TV (second picture form top). It had a small speaker bar at the bottom, but besides that it looked like most OLED TVs out there. It was extremely thin and fairly impressive, despite the oversaturated colors. No launch date set.

The next OLED V we stumbled upon was this one from Chinese Changhong (third picture), which is a 55-inch flat OLED TV. Changhong was eager to tell us more about the very wide viewing angles, and called it their “Sail TV”. To our amusement we found out that it also includes so-called “Ciri Voice Control 4.0”. It runs Android 4.2. Despite all the specific features, Changhong had nothing to announce regarding a launch date.

The last one we found is this one from TCL (bottom picture). It is a 55-inch flat OLED TV with a blue speaker bar below. It had very vivid – and oversaturated – colors, but otherwise looked impressive. TCL told us that it can reproduce 100% of the NTSC color gamut, and they actually also had a smaller 30.5” OLED TV on display at their CES 2014 booth. No words on a launch date.

We asked all of the Chinese manufacturers who had produced the OLED panels inside, but none of them were interested in telling us, which probably means that it is not their own.

We imagine that LG.Display is the supplier for all of them, but we have no confirmation. Seiki also exhibited an OLED TV back in September at IFA 2013 in Berlin. All of the OLED TVs were Full HD models by the way.

Changhong OLED TV


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