LG Electronics announced recently that it has started to ship the "Curved OLED TV", a 55-inch OLED TV having a curved screen. The price of the TV with curved screen is about US$13,285, which is about 30% higher than that of the 55-inch OLED TV with a flat screen.
The company planned to accept orders for the TV in South Korea from April 29 to June 30, 2013. However, LG Electronics started the shipment of the TV far ahead of schedule probably because Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will reportedly release a curved OLED TV in the near future.
The curved OLED TV produced by LG Electronics uses carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) for its case to maintain the shape of the TV. The thickness and weight of the TV respectively are 4.3mm and 17kg. It is equipped with transparent film speakers.
LG Electronics also announced that it started volume production of the TV June 7, 2013, in Europe.