For years, LG and Samsung have shown off the holy grail of TVs at CES, only to never release them. This May, LG might finally release its incredibly slim and slender 55-inch 3D OLED TV everybody was drooling at in Las Vegas — provided you can afford to drop some serious cash on it.
According to OLED Association, Korean business newspaper Maeil Business is reporting that LG will announce the sale of the 55-incher at the Cannes Film Festival in France this May.
The 55-inch OLED TV is expected to sell for about 9 million won (about $8,000).
The report goes on further to say that LG originally wanted to release the OLED 3D TV in conjunction with the London Olympics, but believes it can quickly capture the market by launching earlier. It's worth mentioning that Samsung is an official 2012 London Olympic games partner.
I won't lie. LG's 16.5 pound and 4mm thick panel is one sexy-ass TV and I'd happily give LG my eight grand for one, if I had that kind of money lying around. But if thinness isn't a big deal to you, you can save up a few extra thousand dollars and spring for a Toshiba Regza 55X3 (ZL2 in Europe), which nets you a 4K2K HD resolution and glasses-free 3D.
Either way, if you can even consider buying a TV that costs $8,000+, you're probably already the envy of almost everybody around you.