The first arrival of curved TV is here. Check out LG’s first Curved OLED TV (LG 55EA9800). It will be available for pre-order from 27th September 2013 at a RRP of S$14,999. Pre-orders outlets are in the Press Release. Strange that they did not mention availability date after pre-order.
LG’S CURVED OLED TV ARRIVES IN SINGAPORE
LG’s Curved OLED TV Offers Superior Picture Quality and Early Lead in Next Generation of Home Entertainment
SINGAPORE, September 26, 2013 — LG Electronics (LG) today introduced the first CURVED OLED TV (LG 55EA9800) in Singapore, which offers exceptional picture quality and an immersive viewing experience. Featuring a gently curved, IMAX-like screen, the stunningly slim 4.3mm thin CURVED OLED TV is truly an eye-catching work of art.
Global demand for OLED TV is expected to grow to more than 7 million units by 2016, according to DisplaySearch, a leading global market research and consulting firm. LG is the first company to commercialize both the innovative World’s First CURVED OLED TV which was first showcased at CES 2013, and the flat screen OLED TV which went on sale in Korea in January. This new standard in television viewing experience is set to arrive in Singapore. LG’s groundbreaking CURVED OLED TV marks the start of a whole new era in home entertainment, pushing the brand at the frontier of today’s technology.
“The next-generation display technology and advanced ultra-thin curved design in the LG CURVED OLED TV brings cinematic immersion that represents a new era in home entertainment,” said Mr. Scott Jung, Managing Director of LG Electronics Singapore.
With the gently curved screen and LG’s proprietary WRGB OLED technology, the CURVED OLED TV produces the most life-like colors and an infinite contrast ratio with deeper blacks and brighter whites compared to a conventional RGB display, offering picture quality that is beyond the imagination. In addition, the screen delivers incredible color accuracy regardless of ambient light or viewing angle.
The cutting-edge TV has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot: Best of the Best honor and is recognized by respected international product testing and certification bodies TÜV Rheinland, Intertek and VDE. The LG 55EA9800 is also the first OLED TV in the world to receive THX certification.
The CURVED OLED TV’s breathtaking and modern design features the flowing, almost transparent Crystal Stand. Further, LG’s forward-facing Clear Speakers are unobtrusively incorporated into the Crystal Stand to deliver flawless audio with remarkable fidelity in the mid- to high-frequency ranges.
Impact on the environment is a major factor in the development of LG’s CURVED OLED TV, which is why LG’s design team selected a sustainable material for the TV’s body. Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) not only contributes to the extreme thinness (4.3mm) but also to the light weight (17.2kg) of this next generation LG display. Thanks to the company’s patented Smart Energy Saving technology, LG’s CURVED OLED TV reduces energy usage as much as 67 percent compared to conventional flat panel TVs earning the Green Leaf Mark from Intertek1.
1 A stamp of approval from Intertek, one of the most respected testing and certification organizations in the world, is viewed as a guarantee of quality and performance.
The LG CURVED OLED TV will be available for pre-order from September 27, 2013 at a recommended retail price of SGD 14,999. Pre-orders will be available at the following retail outlets: Audio House (Liang Court), Best Denki (Ngee Ann City), COURTS (COURTS Megastore), Gain City (Marina Square), Harvey Norman (Millenia Walk) and Mega Discount Store (Kallang Leisure Park).
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About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing 87,000 people working in 113 locations around the world. With 2012 global sales of USD 45.22 billion (KRW 50.96 trillion), LG comprises five business units — Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning & Energy Solution and Vehicle Components — and is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG Electronics is a 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LGnewsroom.com.
About LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company
The LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company is a global top player in televisions, monitors, commercial displays, audio video systems, personal computers and security systems. The company constantly pushes technological boundaries to create feature-rich devices with stylish designs that meet global consumer needs. LG’s consumer products include OLED TV, Ultra HD TV, CINEMA 3D Smart TV, IPS monitors, home theater systems, Blu-ray Disc™ players, car audio video systems, mouse scanners and external storage devices. LG’s commercial products include digital signage, video conferencing systems and IP security cameras.
About LG Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd
LG Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd (LG Electronics Singapore) is a fully-owned subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., the pioneer and market leader of the Korean electronics industry for over five decades. LG Electronics Singapore operates four business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions. In recognition of its vision to enrich people’s life with smart technologies and innovative design, LG Electronics Singapore has been recognized with prominent local and international accolades, such as the CNET Asia Readers’ Choice Awards, HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards, Digital Life Editor’s Choice Awards, Red Dot Design, and GfK No. 1 Awards. For more information, please visit www.lg.com/sg.