today announced the availability of its Curved OLED TV at an event held in Seoul, South Korea. One of the major upsides to using a curved panel is that viewers will be able to enjoy "true-to-life" pictures no matter what their viewing angle or vantage point, Samsung says. It also features a "Multi View" function that allows viewers to watch two different live TV programs simultaneously.
"This technology is made possible through the rapid response time of the screen and exclusive 3D glasses with built-in earphones that deliver separate audio to each viewer," Samsung explained in a press release.
Underneath the hood of the Curved OLED TV are thousands of self-emitting diodes for richer and brighter images than what you'll find on the current generation of TVs. On the outside, Samsung placed the panel within a curved frame made from "premium metals."
Samsung's newfanged display
doesn't come cheap. Major outlets in Korea are retailing the Curved OLED TV for 1.5 million South Korean Won, or a little over $13,000 in U.S. currency. On the plus side, it's compatible with Samsung's Evolution Kit, which allows viewers to upgrade the TV as new features are made available.