After having worked on OLED TV prototypes for a few years, Philips hints that it will join LG next year with the release of its first OLED TV, according to Dutch media.
Philips hints at OLED TV
Philips has been working on an OLED TV for a few years now, confirms a TP Vision spokesperson in an interview with Nu.nl. During that period, OLED TVs have had some issues, he argues, but suggests that a commercial launch of the first Philips OLED TV is nearing, and hints at a 2015 launch.
He specifically says that the team has been working on improving the color range of the TV. At a recent Philips event, the company showcased an OLED TV prototype based on a panel from LG.Display, which is currently the only manufacturer of OLED TV panels. LG is also selling OLED TV panels to other Chinese manufacturers.
The OLED TV could be the first to combine OLED display technology with Google’s Android TV platform, which Philips will start integrating in 2015.
If Philips indeed intends to launch its first OLED TV next year we could hear more at either CES 2015 in January or IFA 2015 in September.