The OLED TV market is heating up! Another huge TV manufacturer has stepped in and presented their own high-budget 55-inch OLED HDTV set. LG Electronics presented its own hyper-rich organic color TV during an invitation-only event in Monaco.
The LG 55EM9600 is expected for an European release in the second half of the year sporting the outrageous price tag of €9,000 (approx. $11,000). The 55EM9600 was previously presented during the CES 2012, at the time, it had several problems that LG worked on.
The final model, presented in Monaco, catches our attention for its ultrathin design. It's only 0.157-inch thick; it's so thin that most of the television's hardware is present at the base of the set, instead of in the back part of the TV like most sets come with.
LG 55EM9600 base is made out of carbon fiber and it supports multiple devices through three USB ports, and audio and video connectors. The display's base is also what helped the television to become even thinner, as it saved the top panel about 0.03-inch.
LG's new OLED TV is obviously a Smart TV. It runs LG's own Smart TV OS containing features such as Smart Share Plus and Magic Remote Voice. The television set is also 3D compatible, and you can alternate from 2D to 3D and vice-versa.
LG did not give a specific time frame for the release of the set, but rumor has it the set will be available in selected European markets as soon as July, which would be within LG's official second half release announcement. As of the United States or other countries, there is no information yet.