LG's curved OLED TV arrived at Best Buy in the U.S. in July and hits Germany this week. Now Samsung is bringing its own 55-inch curved OLED, the KN55S9, to European shoppers. The company today announced European pricing for its massive curved TV, which will launch on August 28. The TV will go on sale in the UK, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy starting tomorrow and will be priced at €7999.
Samsung's curved OLED TV was first launched in Korea in June of this year. Though the TV has yet to make it to the states, it's on the way. Back when LG's OLED TV hit in July, Value Electronics owner Robert Zohn told CNET that shipments of Samsung's panel were on the way. Zohn said that he believed he'd be the first retailer to sell the Samsung Curved OLED TV, the KN55S9, in the United States.
The KN55S9 packs 4 x HDMI, 2 x USB, 1 x LAN, 2 x component, 1 x composite, WiFi, Samsung's SmartTV 2.0, a 1980x1080p resolution, and a quad-core CPU. We'll keep you posted on local pricing for the United Kingdom and U.S. availability.
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While potentially cheaper to produce, current lack of large scale mass production means high costs. Also, it remains to be seen whether or not issues with fast material degradation and color distortion (caused by uneven deterioration of the material) were overcome.
So.. Yeah!.. OLEDs are awesome!
If it was 8k resolution for 8k €, now that would be special :-)