LG has repeated their commitment to OLED TVs on several occasions. LG’s Ultra HD OLED TVs will launch in the second half of 2014, as planned. LG will release the first bendable OLED TVs in 2015, according to Wall street Journal.
LG commits fully to OLED TVs
While most other TV makers are struggling to produce OLED TVs, LG is moving forward aggressively, even beating their Korean colleague Samsung.
LG unveiled its first Ultra HD OLED TV in September 2013 as a 77-inch model. It will go on sale in the second half of 2014 along with a 65-inch version. LG is expected to launch the TVs during IFA 2014 in Berlin this September.
In an interview with WSJ, LG also shared some of their future plans, including the goal to launch a bendable OLED TV in 2015. The curvature of the TV can be controlled with the remote, making it either flat or slightly curved.
IHS estimates that LG sold ,3000 OLED TVs last year and that Samsung sold a lot fewer. A total of 100,000 OLED TVs are expected to ship this year, and over 10 million in 2018. LG says that the response to the TVs has been “really good” and that further price cuts on its current OLED TVs are likely in the near future.
LG’s new large OLED TV plant will start operating in the second half of 2014, making LG able to lower costs and increase production. LG says that the new plant will allow them to produce 110” OLED TVs and 8K OLED TVs. Expect to see something along those lines at one of the upcoming electronics shows.