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Samsung sold nearly twice as many QLED TVs as LG did OLEDs in 2019

Samsung Electronics was the largest TV vendor in 2019, marking the 14th consecutive year for the company to lead the segment. That’s nearly one and a half decades of market dominance, and last year the company maintained its top spot largely thanks to strong QLED TV sales.

Samsung had the most global TV shipments out of all the vendors, covering 19.8% of the market throughout 2019, according to Yonhap News citing IHS Markit. Of course, shipments are one thing and sales are another, but Samsung was the leading brand in TV sales as well. The company covered no less than 30.9% of global TV sales revenues last year, up by 1.9% from a year earlier.

Samsung sold nearly twice as many QLED TVs as LG did OLEDs

QLED TVs are increasing in popularity and 12.1% of all the QLED TVs sold throughout 2019 were manufactured by Samsung. In contrast, the company covered just 6.3% of the QLED TV segment in 2018.

The global QLED TV market registered 6 million sales throughout 2019, and most impressively, 5.32 million out of that total were QLED TVs made by Samsung. The company doubled its sales year-on-year and the data shows that Samsung sold nearly twice as many QLED TVs in 2019 as LG did OLEDs.

Samsung and LG have been rivaling over the TV market for some time now, and last year it got to the point where Samsung was directly attacking LG’s OLED displays in its marketing campaigns. This rivalry is likely to continue this year as well.

Samsung strives to make its products more attractive and at CES 2020, the company unveiled its first truly bezel-less QLED TV with an impressive 99% screen-to-body ratio. Meanwhile, Samsung has worked closely with TÜV Rheinland to obtain certificates for reduced fire risk for its 2020 QLED 65 and QLED 75 models.

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RHBH
RHBH

OLED is more EXPENSIVE than QLED, it is expected that QLED will sell more.

On the other hand, once you get an OLED TV, it’s very hard to buy anything else. The same goes with your smartphone display…

alturist
alturist

Yep. Nice TVs. Only if you keep them in the country you bought them. If you move to another country and it with you, you will soon find that Samsung remotely disconnects all Smart features. That’s what happened in Russia last week.

Gunter2
Gunter2

I moved my LG Oled into the kitchen, the old Sony one died and got a 75″ Samsung QLED in the living room along with a Bose Soundbar 700. I swear I’ll never go to the movies again. Picture is incredibly sharp and the blacks are like looking into a black hole. Best thing though is this. We have a very big bay window in the living room and always had to shut the curtains to watch the LG. You can comfortably watch the Samsung with curtains open, there’s no screen reflections and with Auto brightness it can ramp it… Read more »

superf
superf

I have OLED phones since the Galaxy S2 and LG OLED TV since 2017. The image quality is incomparable. I would take the OLED over the LCD anyday, anytime, no questions asked.

ace123456
ace123456

You cannot compare QLED with OLED TV , OLED TV is the best imagine on TV in this moment for many reason , who cares that Qled tv are 4k or 8k meanwhile OLED TVA offres the best picture can you imagine ?

warlockba
warlockba

Yea, OLED is unbeatable at the moment. The only reason why LG sells less is price point, and aggressive marketing of Samsung. In Germany I literally almost had to fight the guy at the TV department to stop trying to sell me a Samsung QLED instead of OLED from LG (they do the same for phones, and other of their stuff). It does not have the brightness of LCD, but then again, the picture quality is insane, nothing beats it. And talking about smart features, Samsung always had same issues as with phones, you quite fast get left without updates… Read more »

djcbs
djcbs

Well, QLED TVs are LCD TVs. They’re far far cheaper than any OLED TV. So that’s to be expected.
It’s like saying LCD smartphones outsold OLED smartphones. Well of course they did, they’re cheaper and the cheaper a product is, the easier it sells.

But no one who has used an OLED TV will ever accept to downgrade to a QLED TV.