LG’s 55-inch OLED TV gets official design, possible €9,000 price tag
LG has been coy about details of its 55-inch OLED TV since we saw its hyper-rich organic colors at CES, but it just nailed down a number of details at a Monte Carlo event. The 55EM9600 has seen its display base get a bit bigger now that the screen isn’t being specially perched at a trade show, but moving more equipment to the base and using a carbon fiber back has let it shed an extra millimeter of thickness, down to 4mm (0.16 inches). The steadier footing puts all the AV connectors at the back, while a trio of USB ports sit on the side for those who often share media from their cameras and flash drives. LG wouldn’t give our Spanish team definite release info about the OLED set, but there’s been repeated murmurs of a European price of about €9,000 ($11,313) and a possible release as soon as July, just inside LG’s official target of the second half of the year. Certainly not the most frugal TV you can buy at this size if that’s true, then, but it’ll certainly get everyone’s attention — now where’s our US details?
Gallery: LG 55EM9600 press shots