BEIRUT

International

LG beats rivals in race to sell new OLED TVs

Models pose next to LG Electronics' organic light-emitting diode (OLED) television in Seoul January 2, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

SEOUL: LG Electronics says customers are pre-ordering big-screen TVs that offer sharper and clear images using advanced technology.

The South Korean company said Wednesday it will begin delivering the 55-inch OLED TVs next month for $10,335 in its home market.

TVs using OLEDs, short for organic light-emitting diodes, feature images with enhanced clarity and a sharper color contrast than liquid crystal display TVs. LG's OLED TVs are wafer-thin at 4 millimeters.

LG and rival Samsung Electronics touted OLEDs as the future display for next-generation TVs. But both have failed to deliver them to the market in the fourth quarter of 2012 as promised due to manufacturing challenges.

Sony and Panasonic announced a partnership last year to catch up with Korean rivals and jointly produce OLED panels for large televisions.

 

Recommended

Advertisement

Comments

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)

comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement

FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE

Interested in knowing more about this story?

Click here