If the current technology ‘craze’ involving 3D televisions isn’t really to your liking at the moment, Samsung are looking to offer you a piece of their very latest technology – a 55-inch OLED television which has just been unveiled in Korea.
Just to give you an idea of the significance of this, this is in actual fact the world’s first mass produced 55-inch OLED television. No surprises that Samsung are the first to achieve the feat, but those looking to pick one up will have to pay a handsome sum indeed to take one home.
The good news is that the new OLED models are expected to go on sale in the second half of the year. The bad news is that it is expected that consumers will have to pay around $9000 USD to buy one. That is quite staggering when you think about it, especially when you can pick up a 55-inch Samsung 3D TV for less than $2500. We understand that this is the latest tech, but $9000 seriously Samsung? That is obviously not in the price range of many consumers who were previously interested in getting one.
OLED is the future of course, and with each of the pixels individually lit, it’s clear that the high price is getting you the best picture quality available in the home. It’s obviously no comparison, but the difference between the Sony’s PSP’s screen and the PS Vita’s 5-inch OLED screen is quite remarkable, so OLED is really worth getting excited about.
$9000 is a lot of money though and it will be interesting to see many many consumers are prepared to cough up for one. Consumers in Korea will have first dibs on the 55-inch beast when it goes on sale, but they’ll have to make considerable preparations to part with $10 million won at the cashier to take it home.
What are your thoughts on this? There’s a nice unveiling video below taken from CES 2012. Do you plan to buy one of these when they release in the US and Europe, or are Samsung taking premium pricing to the extreme?