LG to preview OLED TV tomorrow
Although the company plans to show off its 55EM9600 model at the Monaco Grand Prix, it says a release in the next few months is "unlikely."
LG plans to preview its 55-inch Grand Prix auto race. Our colleagues at CNET Asia will be attending the event, so look forward to some hands-on action with the new flat-screen shortly.tomorrow at an event in Monaco, as part of the
Local pricing has still not been announced, and there is plenty of speculation on when the organic light-emitting diode television could actually hit the market.
John Taylor, vice president of public affairs and communications at LG USA, said a release in the next month is "unlikely." He indicated that "this is a second half [of the year] product."
Early rumors said the TV would be unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival, currently under way in France. Then in April, a Korean business newspaper claimed that the LG OLED TV, model 55EM9600, would be released on the market before the London Olympics in July for 9 million won ($8,000).
A few weeks ago, Italian site DDay published a photo of what it claimed was a retail box for the European version, the 55EM960V.
Rival, the 55ES9500, would be available for $9,000, when it is released in Korea in the second half of 2012.
The LG 55EM9600, which picked uprecognition in January, is in head-to-head competition with Samsung's Super OLED 55-inch TV.