Panasonic’s latest OLED 4K TVs are coming for 2017 and they’re going to be stunning
Stephan Jukic – September 03, 2016
Panasonic isn’t nearly as entrenched in the OLED 4K TV niche as its only serious rival in this field so far, LG but the company is also no stranger to building consumer market OLED TVs. While the Panasonic models aren’t nearly as well known to U.S North American customers due to their general lack of availability in the U.S, the models released by the company so far in 2016 have proved to be genuine stunners in the richness and quality of their display performance.
First among these TVs was the early-2016 Viera CZ950V, which was initially put on display at CES 2016 in January of this year. This was the first ever THX-certified 4K OLED TV and it sold so well that stocks quickly ran dry in the markets where it was offered, and this despite a price of £6,000 in the UK market (about $8000 USD at current exchange).
Now, for 2017 Panasonic is continuing with development of its apparently popular OLED 4K TVs with the planned release of a new 4K UHD panel which is soon to come and hasn’t yet been named formally by its manufacturer. The TV will however definitely be coming along to join the Panasonic 4K LCD TV range of models, whose current flagship model is the also supposedly stunning Viera DX902 model for 2016.
As for the looks and feel of the new Panasonic OLED TV, we actually know quite a bit about those because a teaser model was very recently put on showcase display at Panasonic’s stand at IFA 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
For starters, this will be one extremely slim TV –a design feature which is characteristic of OLED models due to their much more efficient and compact display lighting technology—and of course the OLED model will also feature an extremely thin bezel edge which will come with rather unique white color to it.
Furthermore, in terms of sheer image display, the 2017 OLED will also come with some seriously stunning quality on offer. The 2016 OLED Panasonic model managed this superbly and we’re almost certainly going to see the 2017 version outperform its predecessor on how it shows color, brightness and other key specs of display quality. The model being shown at the IFA event in Berlin at least indicated this, with absolutely spectacular color vibrancy, perfect OLED blacks and pixel-perfect local dimming/brightening precision.
The price of the 2017 Panasonic OLED is still unknown and we also don’t know this TVs exact release date but we’re hoping that Panasonic will keep things as reasonable as possible given the growing competition on the OLED market, with LG’s established brand and some even newer players in the form of Philips and even possibly Sony coming out with their own OLED TV models in the coming months.
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