LG has announced its plans at the OLED Korea conference. The company has planned to expand the model sizes of its OLED panels. LG will start manufacturing 48-inch models during the coming years. The company and its manufacturing partners are planning to lay out the future of OLED TV in today’s growing television market.
The OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) is an LED in which the emissive electroluminescent layer is a film of an organic compound. It emits light in response to an electric current. The new announcement comes just weeks after LG announced a $10 billion expansion to continue developing its OLED panel technology. It clearly indicates the company was working on manufacturing 48-inch OLED panels, instead of its LG Signature Series OLED R.
It is noteworthy that OLED panels are currently available in limited sizes, including 55-inch, 65-inch, and 77-inch. The company also offered its new 88-inch size for its flagship LG 8K OLED. LG hasn’t yet mentioned date for when we’ll start seeing 48-inch OLEDs on the market. OLEDs are used to create digital displays in devices such as television screens, computer monitors, and portable systems such as smartphones. An OLED display works without a backlight due to it emits visible light. It can display deep black levels and can be thinner, and lighter than a liquid crystal display (LCD).
Manufacturing OLED is considered expensive compared to regular LCD-LED panels, which come in a variety of shapes and sizes. So, the minimum 55-inch size for OLED has kept it out of homes due to it simply doesn’t have space. An OLED screen can achieve a higher contrast ratio compared to an LCD, as it uses cold cathode fluorescent lamps or an LED backlight. Now, a 48-inch model points to a smaller and cheaper OLED model coming to market. It would make the panel technology available to more people than ever before.