Where did Samsung’s Next-Gen TVs Vanish?

Consigned to reach Berlin for IFA 2012, two of Samsung’s next-generation TVs went missing.

The South Korean and German police are probing into the matter.

Considering it to be the case of commercial espionage, Samsung Electronics said in a statement that two of the firm’s organic light-emitting diode (OLED) sets were “lost” during delivery to Berlin for an August 31-September 5 technology trade fair IFA.

The state-of-the-art televisions were yet to be officially released in the market.

The missing TV sets were based on cutting-edge technology, which is currently owned by only few firms. Samsung says that there is a possibility that it was part of a crime, which was aimed specifically to steal it.

Aiming to drive the future of television industry, Samsung made these OLED TVs with next-generation technology.

Samsung and LG Electronics plan to start selling OLED TVs by the end of 2012. Japan’s Sony and Panasonic have also teamed up to jointly develop similar sets in future.

OLED TVs are thinner and require no separate backlights. These TVs consume about 20 percent less power, which would help save electricity. Viewing picture on these TVs will offer a unique experience to users as they provide sharper pictures as compared to usual flat-panel sets.

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