Sony’s OLEDs Arriving in December
Sony’s long-in-development line of flat-screen TVs that use light-emitting diode technology will finally see the light of day later this year, the company confirmed Monday, according to the Wall Street Journal. The first-ever OLED TV is expected to reach the market in Japan in December, with a U.S. release to follow.
The energy-efficient technology, which entails emitting light with the use of organic chemicals, can be thinner than most hi-definition TVs, but will be available at first in only an 11-inch screen. OLED technology has been used before for other products, but never for a stand-alone hi-definition television.
The smaller original model will be marketed primarily as a bedroom and office TV, the Journal reported. No U.S. pricing has yet been reported, but in Japan the OLED TV will reportedly sell for about 200,000 yen, about $1,700.