LG has just unveiled its take on a curved OLED TV in the shape of the LG EA9800.
Taking on Samsung's curved OLED TV which was only announced as the world's first mere hours ago, LG's model sports the same 55in size and on the surface has little to instantly set it apart, though we're sure it will still be a truly stunning sight.
LG is also committing to launching its curved OLED before Samsung, allowing it to claim it as the "first to launch the 55-inch OLED TV”.
“We believe our new OLED TVs offer the ultimate viewing experience, surpassing anything seen before. The new curved model complements our core OLED TV family with a unique design that capitalizes on the thinness of the screen and the aesthetic beauty of OLED TV.” said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG’s Home Entertainment Company.
LG EA9800 curved OLED TV Specs
With a slightly concave design, the point of these curved TVs is to provide a slightly more immersive viewing experience as the image wraps around to your periphery vision that little bit more. However, while at 55in, these TVs are large, you arguably need an even larger display before the image actually stretches into periphery territory. Unless you sit very close to you telly, of course.
Also, neither LG nor Samsung's curved OLED TVs have the much talked about 4k resolution of other recently launch top-end tellies but the inherently excellent contrast, viewing angles and colour saturation of OLED should mean that both sets provide excellent overall image quality. OLED displays don't use a backlight but rather each pixel is an individual LED light, which is why they display such excellent contrast.
The LG EA9800 will use LG's WRGB OLED technology that employs Red, Green, Blue and White organic LEDs to construct each pixel of its Full HD (1080p) display.
The TV uses a 'Paper Slim' design is built using carbon fibre to keep weight to a minimum, plus it will have a very thin bezel, which LG calls Cinema Screen design. All factors that will no doubt contribute to a very high price tag.
There is currently no word on what connectivity the TV will offer.
LG EA9800 curved OLED TV Release Date and Price
Although keen to point out it will be first to launch a curved 55in OLED TV, LG hasn't actually committed to an exact launch date or price yet.