Another OLED Option Expected in Early 2010


LG’s 15-inch OLED prototype made an appearance at CES 2009

LG will reportedly begin shipping its 15-inch OLED TV in Korean markets in December, with global roll-out to follow.

Jun. 17, 2009 — by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

There’s no denying that OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are super cool, in part because they’re super thin.

Unfortunately, they’re also super expensive and super rare on the consumer end still—the lone ranger’s been the XEL-1 that debuted from Sony last January. But that was only an 11-inch screen and cost a whopping $2,500.

Though it might be years before larger versions of these energy-efficient OLED displays hit mass market, at least we can expect a model slightly larger than Sony’s coming soon. LG is reportedly planning on shipping its 15-inch OLED TV beginning in December.

In an interview with, LG vice president of OLED sales and marketing Won Kim said that production of the TV will go to Korean markets in December ‘09 to January 2010, with global roll-out thereafter.

That would make it about a two-year stretch between the Sony and LG releases, with a 4-inch increase in screen size. After seeing the LG display at this year’s CES we can surely attest that it look great and the .03-inch depth is fantastic, but let’s hope we don’t have to wait until 2012 for a 19-incher.

Won Kim didn’t reveal any pricing, but we’re not holding our breath that this will be any cheaper than Sony’s XEL-1. Now we just have to play the waiting game.

Via: Engadget

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