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Samsung puts curve in OLED televisions

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Posted June 27, 2013
Kim Hyunsuk, the executive vice president of Samsung Electronics Co.'s TV division, right, poses with its 55-inch curved OLED TV during a press conference at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 27, 2013. After delays, Samsung rolled out Thursday a curved TV that uses an advanced display called OLED. The 55-inch TV will sell for 15 million won ($13,000) in South Korea, more than five times the cost of LCD televisions of the same size. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Kim Hyunsuk, the executive vice president of Samsung Electronics Co.’s TV division, right, poses with its 55-inch curved OLED TV during a press conference at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 27, 2013. After delays, Samsung rolled out Thursday a curved TV that uses an advanced display called OLED. The 55-inch TV will sell for 15 million won ($13,000) in South Korea, more than five times the cost of LCD televisions of the same size. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

After delays, Samsung Electronics Co. rolled out Thursday a curved TV that uses an advanced display called OLED.

The 55-inch TV will sell for 15 million won ($13,000) in South Korea, more than five times the cost of LCD televisions of the same size.

But Kim Hyunsuk, the executive vice president of Samsung’s TV division, said the company is optimistic about demand for the high-end TV.

“OLED is about picture quality,” Kim told reporters. “We are sure that we realized the perfect picture quality.”

It remains to be seen if consumers will be willing to pay a premium for enhanced imagery. The TV industry has been struggling to excite interest with its latest technologies. In recent years, attempts to boost sales by introducing 3-D TVs and TVs that are connected to the Internet have failed to end the downturn in the TV industry.

Samsung is not the first to introduce a curved TV using OLED. In May, its rival LG Electronics Inc., the second-biggest TV maker, launched a 55-inch curved TV in South Korea.

LG’s model, which also sells for 15 million won, is not sold outside South Korea.

LG spokesman Kenneth Hong said the company will ship curved OLED TVs to other countries in the near future.

Read more at: Phys.org

 

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