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LG to make one million 48-inch OLED TV screens this year

LG to make 1m 48in OLED TV screens this year
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48-inch OLED TVs must be flying off the shelves, as LG is upping production of the screens they use by nearly fivefold. 

According to Chosun (opens in new tab) (via OLED-info (opens in new tab)), LG Display will increase production to one million 48-inch OLED TV screens this year, up from 220,000 in 2020.

Previously, the smallest OLED TV widely available was 55 inches in size. But then LG (and later Sony) launched a 48-inch model. LG Display is the industry's key supplier of OLED screens.

The report says demand for gaming TVs has particularly driven sales of 48-inch OLEDs. It has been in such high demand that some retailers have started discounting the 55-inch model, leading to the rather illogical scenario where a bigger TV actually costs less than its smaller sibling. 

Last year, LG launched one 48-inch OLED, the LG OLED48CX, and a fine set it is too (though it has since been bettered by the slightly pricier Sony KD-48A9). This year it's launching more 48-inch models: we know it will launch another 48-inch C1, as well as a more wallet-friendly 48-inch A1.

LG's 2021 TV range is starting to roll out globally, so if you're looking for a new OLED TV, keep an ear out at your retailer of choice.

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