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Panasonic denies reports of OLED TV launch this year

10 Jan 2015 | Rasmus Larsen |

In the last few days, several reports have suggested that Panasonic will launch a 65-inch OLED TV later this year, but the Panasonic headquarter denies that this is the case.

Still no official launch dates

Panasonic is still working on OLED TVs and the company exhibited a 4K OLED TV prototype for the third year in a row at CES, but LG is the only company that can mass produce the amazing OLED TVs right now.

Panasonic 4K OLED TV at CES 2015


In recent days, several media have reported that Panasonic will launch a curve 65-inch 4K OLED TV this autumn, but Panasonic denies. We asked virtually every Panasonic executive we talked to at CES about the OLED TV, and each and every one told us that the company had nothing new to share regarding the launch plans. Following the reports, we asked Panasonic’s headquarter in Japan to clarify. They gave us the following statement.

- "Panasonic have been showing a prototype 65" curved OLED TV at this year's CES, which has created a lot of interest. Regarding product commercialisation of OLED TVs, we are looking into various possibilities while tracking trends in the progress of panel (manufacturer) development and the market environment, but have not made a concrete decision as of yet."

It should be noted that Panasonic has no large-scale OLED plant either, and the company has announced no plans to build one after shutting down the plasma plants. However, the company remains interested in OLED technology, evidenced by the OLED TV prototypes that we have seen at CES 2013, 2014 and now 2015.

We certainly hope that the reports turn out to be true – Panasonic could source OLED panels from LG - but we understand that the “announcement” most likely came from a local representative in the UK. If Panasonic indeed has something to announce later this year, we can most likely expect them to announce at IFA 2015 in September. But for now, we suggest that you remain calm.



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