A few days ago, LG went on record to say that production yields for 4K OLED panels are improving fast. Here is the first evidence. The price on LG’s 55-inch EG9600 that was released a few months ago has been slashed by $1000.
But 4K OLED is still costly
The 55-inch EG9600 was introduced with a list price of $5499. The price cut has reduced the list price to $4500 and several retailers have started selling it for the new lower price. The 65-inch still has an unchanged list price of $9000.
EG9600 is one of LG’s new 2015 4K OLED TVs with webOS and a curved design. The first 4K OLED TV was introduced last year and was even more costly so it appears that LG is still committed to moving aggressively forward with OLED.
The EG9600 is now available for $4500, down from $5500, through Amazon, Best Buy, Sears and other retailers. LG will release more 4K OLED TV ranges later this year, and start offering HDR (high dynamic range) on its 4K OLED TVs, too.