LG's curved 55-inch OLED TV now open for preorders

The 55EA9800, priced at roughly $13,500, will be available starting next month, but for starters will be limited to the Korean market.

The 55-inch LG Curved OLED TV (Model 55EA9800). LG Electronics

After being the first TV manufacturer to launch an OLED TV, LG is now taking preorders for a new model featuring a curved screen. The 55EA9800, priced at 15 million Korean won (US$13,500), will be available starting from next month, but this is limited to the Korean market for now. Unfortunately, both availability and pricing for other countries will only be announced later.

Despite a sizable 55-inch screen, the 55EA9800 has an alluring 4.3mm-thin side profile and weighs just 17kg. Special "thin-transparent film speakers" are integrated within the panel's stand to maintain a sleek overall design. More importantly, the curved display is touted to deliver an IMAX-like viewing experience, according to the company.

It also shares the same WRGB technology used by the LG 55EM9700, which is now retailing in Korea and the US for around US$10,000.

(Source: CNET Asia)

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