Skyworth Shows Wallpaper OLED TV, But Who Built the Panel?
April 24, 2017
Korea’s Bizwire reports that a newly revealed 65-inch TV from Chinese manufacturer Skyworth was accused of copying LG Electronics’ signature OLED TV W model with a name and a design so similar they are almost indistinguishable. The revelation of a new ‘wallpaper’ slim TV model by Skyworth came at a conference held in Beijing. Only 3.6 millimeters thick, it gives the impression of a painting when hung on the wall, just like LG’s Signature OLED TV, also known as ‘wallpaper’ TV, which boasts a thickness of a mere 2.67 millimeters. As the price of Skyworth’s new model is set at roughly 16 million won ($14,000), some believe the model was more of a PR stunt from the Chinese company to show off its technology. One industry expert believes Skyworth ‘imitated the concept of LG’s OLED Signature TV W’, saying, “Just like LG Electronics, (Skyworth) is expected to follow suit by producing OLED TVs to branch into the premium TV market.” Skyworth joined the competition with other OLED TV makers when it began production in 2014. With 13 TV brands having released OLED TVs so far this year, the market for the emerging type of screen with great potential is expected to grow. Since Skyworth doesn’t make flat panels, the source of the display is an apparent mystery, although Skyworth, last year used a BOE 55” prototype OLED in one of their announcements.