Back at CES in January, LG and Samsung both showed off curved OLED TVs. LG has now beat Samsung to the market by kicking off pre-orders for the 55EA9800.
The 55-inch TV measures 4.3 millimetres in thickness and weighs 17 kilograms. It features LG’s WRGB and Colour Refiner technologies.
LG says the curved TV brings an IMAX-like experience to the home. This means the entire screen surface is equidistant from the viewer’s eyes and intends to reduce distortion and blur.
LG has also used transparent thin-film speakers that spread the TV’s audio abilities across the front of the stand.
Pre-orders for South Korea have started today (April 29th) and will set you back 15 million KRW ($13,500). Pricing and availability in other markets will be announced ‘in the months ahead’.