LG's 48-inch OLED TVs launching in 2020
LG's smaller 48-inch OLED panel could be launching as soon as next year. We reported back in March that LG was planning a smaller, more compact OLED model to compete with mid-range LCD TVs, but still hadn't heard much in terms of when that might be. On a press tour in China however, LG vice president Oh Chang-ho confirmed that the 48-inch size was planned for release at some point in 2020.
Oh Chang-ho said: "It's a strategy to solidify our footing in the high-end TV market, while continuing to have presence in the standard and premium segments."
OLED is increasingly being embraced as the TV technology of the moment, with the likes of LG, Sony, Philips and Hisense all using OLED panels for their premium televisions. But if you want an OLED TV that can fit into smaller living rooms or even bedrooms, you can't currently buy one that's smaller than 55 inches.
OLED TV production is still quite limited compared to LCDs, given how new the technology is to the market, with production lines only currently set up for 55-inch, 65-inch, 77-inch, and recently even 88-inch models (the LG 8K OLED).