4K wins: Sony reportedly suspends OLED development in favor of high-res TVs (updated)

After 11 years in the red, Sony’s television hardware unit is craving a return to profitability — so it’s shying away from pricey OLED TVs.

The Japanese electronics maker is shelving commercial development of new OLED TVs to focus on Ultra HD “4K” sets, reports Japanese business publication Nikkei.

Organic light-emitting diode displays (OLEDs) work without a backlight, so they can display deep black levels with a thinner, lighter form factor than other current display tech – but the production process for large OLEDs remains extremely expensive.

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