It looks like Samsung is finally ready to release an OLED TV. It's believed the company has agreed to buy two million OLED panels from LG Display, meaning Samsung's first-ever standard OLED TV could arrive as early as June.
Korean news outlet The Elec reports that Samsung has cut a deal with LG Display to buy OLED panels at roughly the same price that LG Electronics pays. Big news.
The hotly-anticipated hybrid panel, which is believed to combine the contrast levels of OLED with the brightness and vibrancy of QLED technology, was thoroughly leaked and won a CES Innovations Awards. It's not expected to go on sale until July – a month after the firm's rumoured traditional OLED TV is tipped to hit stores.
"[Samsung] is aiming to ship 1.5 million OLED TVs this year, in addition to around 500,000 QD-OLED TVs," claims today's report (via hdtvtest). "So altogether, Samsung is shooting for two million OLED TV sales this year".
Unsurprisingly, LG appears rather pleased with the deal:
"I have been doing OLED alone for 10 years, and now I have a partner," said LG Display vice president Oh Chang-ho. "It will be an opportunity for the OLED market to grow and grow further."
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