CES 2013: Sony reveals the world’s first OLED 4K television
Whilst many manufacturers are looking to show off their first ever 4K televisions at this year’s CES, Sony has already launched two and is keen to impress with something even better. The Japanese giant has wowed the crowds at the show with the world’s first 4K OLED TV.
56-inches in size, the world’s first 4K OLED TV doesn’t currently have an official name, price or even a launch date. The TV Sony showed off recently at CES in Las Vegas was merely a prototype, but it’s still enough to set the tech world alight with excitement for what’s to come.
Many manufacturers like LG, Samsung and Sony are all currently launching a new type of TV panel known as OLED. TV evolution has gone from LCD to LED and the next phase is OLED, which stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode. OLED screens typically provide a brighter and more vivid image, consume less power and can be made much thinner.
4K is widely expected to be the next big trend for HDTVs, offering a much higher resolution and therefore a sharper and more lifelike image compared to the current standard of Full HD, or 1080p. Whereas the resolution of Full HD is 1920 x 1080, a 4K TV like Sony’s prototype boasts a resolution of 3840 x 2160.
When these two technologies are combined, the results are stunning. Although we’ve not been fortunate enough to see this TV in the flesh, those that have are raving about how good the picture is.
Whilst it looks and sounds incredible, you’re going to need to get saving if you want this world first from Sony. The first 4K televisions are priced in the region of £20,000, while large OLED televisions tend to start at the £10,000 mark!
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