Samsung, LG Unveil Super-Thin, Curved Televisions
This year promises to be one of the most intense in the ever competitive world of electronics as various brand are beginning to unleash their innovations. South Korean consumer device makers Samsung Electronics Co and LG Electronics Inc unveiled curved, super-thin televisions at the ongoing Electronic Show in Las Vegas, hoping to become early market leaders in new organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TV technology.
Both Samsung and its rival LG unveiled 55-inch OLED TV a year ago at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and this year they advanced their technology with a curved panel, which allows the distance
The OLED technology which is considered the future of consumer electronics displays, is more energy-efficient and offers higher-contrast images than liquid crystal display, and is so thin that future mobile devices will be able to fold like paper. The panels use an organic chemical compound as a key material which emits light in response to an electric current.
LG, now the sole seller of the next-generation technology, marched ahead by taking orders for OLED TVs last week. They will not be available for delivery until February. Samsung said it plans to launch both curved and flat OLED TVs in the first half of this year.