Sony has finally moved on to using OLED panels for its TV’s, making it a competition against the likes of South Korean manufacturer LG. LG has been the been known to adopt OLED panels for quite some time now, but it looks like Sony has joined in the game. Sony’s latest OLED Bravia 4K TV, named XBR-A1E has finally been unveiled here at CES 2017 Las Vegas.
The OLED Bravia TV is powered by Sony’s 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme, which accurately controls the amount of pixels being pushed out to provide an impressive 4K HDR picture. Sony has also made full use of OLED panels, with the XBR-A1E boasting great dynamic contrast, rich colors, wide viewing angles and blur-less images, thanks to the OLED’s incredible amount of 8 million self illuminating pixels.
Sony has also taken the advantage of the OLED panel’s non-backlight structure, making a new sound technology known as the Acoustic Surface. This advanced technology allows sound to originate from the screen itself. This means that the entire screen resonates to produce sound, definitely a step ahead when compared to traditional TV’s. The sound technology complement’s the TV’s wide viewing angles, providng a wide angled aural experience as well. Sony has ditched TV speakers altogether with the development of Acoustic Surface, also contributing to the XBR-A1E’s slim and stand-less form factor.
To top it all off, the XBR-A1E operates on Android TV, which allows users to browse through videos, music, games, apps and so on. The OLED TV also happens to have Google’s Chrome Cast built into it, enabling users to stream content from their smartphones to the TV. A current added bonus is that the TV is compatible with Google Home, hence users will be able to voice control the TV.
Sony hasn’t announced the release date of the XBR-A1E, neither has the Japanese company revealed its pricing. But based on Sony’s history of CES products, it is likely that this OLED Bravia 4K TV will be officially released some time in Q2 this year.