Samsung and LG Both Debut Curved Large Screen OLEDs

oled-samsung-lg-0713As with all new display technologies, the first generation is expensive, but we expect the second generation of curved OLEDs from both LG and Samsung will be half the $15,000 list price these new 55″ displays carry at today’s official launch in New York City.

OLED has been talked about for years, and at InfoComm, we saw the first large-format OLED shown publicly in the Sony booth — a 55″ flat-screen OLED that was intended to list for $20,000 (as it was 4K resolution).

These new curved OLEDs from Samsung (the KN55S9) and LG (55EA9800) are both 1920×1080 resolution displays that include all the normal features and specs of every other HDTV out there (four HDMI inputs, LAN connectivity, 3D capability) and, unlike the Sony, are 100 percent aimed at consumers — and will be sold in consumer retail shops for about $15K.

Both 55″ OLEDs are LED edge-lit LCD displays that incorporate SmartTV functionality.