Samsung’s OLED TVs might not arrive in 2022 if it can’t reach a deal with LG

an image of the Samsung S95B OLED TV
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Update: Samsung’s affordable OLED TVs just came ‘to a halt’ — here’s why

Turns out that you aren’t the only one who thinks that OLED TVs are too expensive — apparently Samsung feels the same way.

In a new report from the South Korean publication The Elec, the outlet claims that Samsung and LG Display, manufacturers of OLED panels, are having a difficult time reaching an agreement over the cost of new units. 

If the two companies can reach an agreement by the end of May, Samsung can still hit its target of delivering new OLED TV models before the end of the year. 

If they can’t, however, sources say that it’s unlikely Samsung will be able to produce finished OLED TVs in 2022. 

The good news is that Samsung’s QD-OLED model, the Samsung S95B, is still on the market in the meantime, as are LG’s premium LG C2 OLED and LG G2 OLED models. 

We’ve reached out to Samsung for a comment on the issue and we’ll update this story when we hear back. 

While we’re absolutely fine with the current selection of OLED TVs on the market — we’ve really enjoyed both the C2 and G2 OLEDs — we’re hoping that a deal can be reached between the two parties. Samsung’s rumored OLED TVs sound pretty interesting from a performance perspective, and more OLED options typically means better prices for the rest of us and more overall innovation in the coming years. 

We’ll be waiting to hear how this situation resolves and will be keeping our eyes out in case Samsung decides to delay the launch of the yet-still-unannounced OLED TV models. Until then, there's always LG's OLED TVs — or the option to forget OLED TVs entirely and buy LG's new short-throw projector instead

Not sure which to choose? Check out all of the top picks on our best OLED TVs page. 

Nick Pino
Managing Editor, TV and AV

Nick Pino heads up the TV and AV verticals at Tom's Guide and covers everything from OLED TVs to the latest wireless headphones. He was formerly the Senior Editor, TV and AV at TechRadar (Tom's Guide's sister site) and has previously written for GamesRadar, Official Xbox Magazine, PC Gamer and other outlets over the last decade. Not sure which TV you should buy? Drop him an email or tweet him on Twitter and he can help you out.