Sony and Panasonic Join Forces For OLED, Will See OLED TVs Next Year

After considering and apparently rejecting a partnership with Taiwan’s Optronics, Sony is looking closer to home to create OLED (organic light emitting diode) panels. As we had heard rumoured, it’s been confirmed via a press release that Japanese giants Sony and Panasonic are teaming up to rival OLED TV efforts from Korean titans LG and Samsung.

Focusing on printing-method OLED tech which results in “low-cost mass production”, we should be seeing large and high-res panels by next year. Sure, by that time rivals will have become established, but if Sonysonic/Panasony can manage to undercut them on price or features and design, we’re sure there will be plenty of takers. OLED is, after all, the future of flatscreen television, and due to the nature of the tech there will be far less quality variance than we’re currently seeing between regular LCD TVs.

In other words, it’s price, features, size and resolution where manufacturers will be competing. We’ll have that VR-enhanced, quad-HD, 60in OLED TV delivered, please. Meanwhile, we can’t help but wonder what’s happening with Sony’s impressive Crystal LED TVs

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