LG already has a big 77-inch curved Ultra HD OLED TV, but why stop there? The Korean company has just announced that it will be making its 105-inch version — unveiled at CES earlier this year, but with a twist: this one uses LCD instead of the more expensive OLED, courtesy of improved TFT technology for an even backlighting across the curved surface — available to the South Afican riches later this year (sans mid-October). Furthermore, this 105UB9 model has a wider-than-usual 21:9 “CinemaScope” aspect ratio, thus providing a 5,120 x 2,160 UHD resolution (but technically not 5K). While we likely won’t find out about the pricing of this monstrosity until the product reaches our shores, this milestone for LG Display’s LCD technology could signify a wave of more affordable curved TVs next year — much like what Sony’s attempting with its S990A.
Stay tuned for our report-back as soon as its available here, given LG grants us.