LG Electronics (LG)is rolling out 2020 TV lineup, led by 14 new OLED models including the art-inspired GX Gallery series, real 8K ZX models and 4K Ultra HD TVs.
The new models will be availabkle this month in South Korea and the United States, followed by markets in Europe and other regions.
The three new GX Gallery series models (55-, 65- and 77-inches) offer a minimalist aesthetic, made possible by OLED’s panel technology which does not require a backlight. This enables the television to integrate high picture quality in an ultra-thin form factor – the 65-inch model only 20mm thin without the need of a separate control box.
The LG OLED ZX Real 8K models (models 88 OLED ZX and 77 OLED ZX) deliver four times the screen resolution of 4K and 16 times that of Full HD. To guarantee a real 8K experience, LG’s TVs meet and exceed the industry definition for 8K Ultra HD TVs as defined by the Consumer Technology Association, making them among the first 8K models qualified to use the CTA 8K Ultra HD logo.
LG is also rolling out all-new 4K OLED TVs for 2020 (models CX and BX in 77-, 65- and 55-inches). Consumers will also have a new size to choose from when the 48-inch CX OLED TV becomes available later this year. What’s more, NanoCell TV, LG’s premium LCD TV lineup, welcomes seven Real 8K units (75- and 65-inches in Nano99, Nano97, Nano95 series, 55-inch Nano95) all carrying the CTA 8K UHD logo like their OLED counterparts.
Featured in most of LG 2020 OLED and 8K NanoCell TVs is the new α (Alpha) 9 Gen 3 AI Processor. The company’s third-generation processor builds on the capabilities of its predecessors, leveraging additional processing power and advanced deep learning algorithms to further boost picture and sound quality on the new TVs.
LG’s 2020 TVs support the latest HDMI specifications including eARC and ALLM for higher-quality audio and a lag-free performance. LG’s 8K models can play native 8K content from HDMI and USB digital inputs and support a wide range of codecs including HEVC, VP9 and AV1, the codec preferred by YouTube and other major streaming platforms. LG’s 8K TVs support 8K content streaming at 60FPS and are certified to provide 8K 60P over HDMI.
The company’s latest OLED models have won the Hollywood Professional Association’s Excellence in Engineering Award and are the first TVs to deliver integrated calibration software that performs to a hardware level. And with support for the new Dolby Vision IQ and the UHD Alliance’s Filmmaker Mode, LG OLED displays movies exactly as their creators intended. The OLED and NanoCell TVs provide access to content from the world’s top providers through popular apps and services such as Apple TV, Disney+ and Netflix.
As the first manufacturer to offer TVs that are officially NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible, LG is introducing a total of 12 new OLED models supporting this gaming technology. G-SYNC ensures graphics are rendered perfectly, increasing players’ sense of immersion by adapting the TV’s refresh rate to the frame rate of the connected hardware. LG’s 2020 OLED and NanoCell TVs support HDMI VRR, making LG the only TV brand offering compatibility with a wide variety of gaming devices such as graphics cards and game consoles.
When it comes to sports, LG OLED TVs bring the atmosphere of major events into the living room with its 120Hz refresh rate which makes it possible to see all the fast-paced action in perfect detail. Features such as Sports Alert let users follow their favorite teams with ease, providing real-time scores, up-to-date schedules and more across a range of professional sports, including baseball, football and soccer all the while hearing the roar of the crowd in 360-degree soundscape with two Bluetooth speakers connected simultaneously to the 2020 LG TV.
The factory price of the 55-inch CX model is 2.8 million won ($2,340) in South Korea, while that of the 65-inch version is 5 million won, according to the company.
The high-end 77-inch GX Gallery model comes with a factory price tag of 12.5 million won here, with the 66-inch at 5.6 million won and the 55-inch at 3.1 million won.
The prices of LG's OLED ZX real 8K models have yet to confirmed, but the 88-inch ZX model is expected to be around 49 million won.