Big OLED 3DTV Are Coming!
Samsung has shed more light on its plans for OLED HDTVs, saying it hopes to have a 55-inch "Super" OLED 3D TV available in Korea by the second half of 2012.
Samsung first debuted its 55-inch OLED TV during CES in January 2012, promising a TV that produced deeper contrasts and finer detail than typical OLED displays. Samsung's technology relies on self-emitting RGB sub-pixels placed directly on the display to achieve what it claims are more vivid images. The new television will also feature voice and gesture control, a dual-core processor, and Smart Hub media integration.
Super OLED: Samsung is calling its new TV a "Super OLED TV", not just an "OLED TV" like the 55-inch model LG announced earlier at CES, because unlike standard OLED technology their Super OLED sets don't use a color filter, which Samsung says produces deeper contrasts and finer levels of detail. Instead, each SUPER OLED pixel unit is comprised of self-emitting RGB sub-pixels laid directly on the display panel, each emitting its own light.
Price and availability
In January 2012, Samsung said its 55-inch OLED TV would be available worldwide in 2012 (read: around Christmas 2012). The set is expected to be priced around $9,000 for its Korean launch in the second half of the year.
Here under is a short visit of the OLED TV at CES in January 2012.
As OLED pixels are created on the exact surface of the display, OLED 3D TV sets are extremely thin. The LG we have seen is only 4 mm thick. We hadn't the opportunity to measure the Samsung, but it was marginally thicker. The side bezel is also extremly narrow.