Samsung Officially Announces the U.S. Release of its First OLED TV

Posted Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT by

After weeks of rumors, the company has finally started shipping its 55-inch OLED HDTV

At a special press event held today, Samsung revealed details on the pricing and availability of its KN55S9C curved screen OLED. The display is currently shipping to select U.S. retailers and will be available for purchase for a suggested retail price of $9,000. Though still quite pricey, that's considerably less than rival LG's similar OLED display which is currently on sale at select Best Buy Magnolia stores for $15,000.

The display features OLED technology (organic light-emitting diode) with self-emitting RGB sub-pixels and no backlight, resulting in superior black levels. The TV also comes complete with full 1080p resolution, super fast response times, 3D capabilities, Smart TV features, and support for Samsung's Evolution Kit.

Also new to this model, is the introduction of Samsung's Multi View mode. Using the company's 3D Active glasses, two individual users are now able to simultaneously view different HD content in 2D or 3D on the same TV. Built-in speakers on the 3D glasses will provide the appropriate audio to each user, creating a seamless Multi View experience.

The KN55S9C will start showing up in specialty retailers and online stores soon, and will be available for purchase at Samsung's website for $9,000 starting August 14.

Source: Engadget

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