news hardware Finally a real price drop for OLED TVs?
OLED is a technology that has become essential for some but is still complicated to fund for others. TVs remain particularly expensive, but perhaps not for much longer thanks to the arrival of a new manufacturer.
BOE enters the OLED TV market
For a technology to become cheaper, more and more people need to adopt it so that brands can achieve economies of scale in sales. Such is the case with OLED, where the numbers look good. However, the other way is too start a fight between the suppliers, which often leads to a general price collapse.
This is exactly what will happen with the entry of the BOE company into the market of OLED screen manufacturers. It joins LG Display or Samsung Display, subsidiaries of the two big corporations that are already pulling the plug.
In the tech world, BOE is particularly known for its ongoing partnership with Apple, for which it manufactures OLED panels for the iPhone 13. Being an Apple customer is enough to make a name for itself, and the company seems to have an ever-growing ambition.
So good, At the moment, BOE announces that it is preparing a panel with no less than 95 inches, 8K and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Not with that will we see a price drop benefiting the less well-off, rather the manufacturer would make available four more, hopefully less high-end models, starting at 55 inches.
We saw it closely on smartphones, the minimum price for a model with an OLED screen has dropped significantly compared to a few years ago. Now for just $400, a whole range of Android phones are turning to OLED to stand out.
More competition is always good for the consumer, So we won’t spit on the arrival of a new actor who could save us valuable money.
OLED, everyone is getting in
LG still dominates the OLED market, but Samsung is making leaps and bounds with its latest QD-OLED range, which combines the advantages of the Korean brand’s Q-LED technology with those of OLED.
The OLED makes it possible to achieve infinite blacks and contrasts of the fire of God, but it still has a slightly too high cost. It’s improved a lot over the years with LG’s OLED Evo and more recently with the arrival of Samsung as a competitor. BOE should bring a breath of fresh air and drive prices down.