By Vamien McKalin | Apr 30, 2013 10:45 AM EDT
At the recently held CES conference, LG showcased a massive 55-inch OLED HD television with a curved display; it was one of biggest stars of the show. LG stated at the time the beautiful OLED TV would hit store shelves soon, and now it's official.
The device dubbed the LG Curve 55EA9800 will launch next month, with shipments kicking off in June. The edges of the device are curved, similar to an IMAX theater screen, which should allow for a deeper immersive feeling than other OLED TVs.
Don't expect to purchase this bad boy in the U.S. any time soon, but you can if you live in South Korea, or if you have the cash to import it. Starting Tuesday, more than 1,400 retail stores in South Korea will begin taking orders, but before you take a trip to the store, note that the LG Curve 55EA9800 will set you back KRW 15 million, that's approximately USD $13,500.
"Our Curved OLED TV is not only the proof of LG's unmatched leadership in next-generation displays but also a testament to LG's commitment to bringing to market the most exciting TV technology available today," said Havis Kwon, president and CEO of LG's Home Entertainment Company.
LG has become the first company in history to launch a curved display OLED TV for consumers, and this should give the South Korean company a significant lead in this area over its rivals such as Samsung and Sony.
Specification- wise, the new LG OLED Curve 55EA9800 weighs about 37.48 pounds, is only 0.17-inches thick and produces realistic images thanks to LG's WRGB technology.
It's definitely an impressive device, and very slim for its size.
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