LG to launch OLED Evo and Mini LED TV range with uprated processor and new webOS

posted on Monday, 18th January 2021 by Steve May

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LG used CES 2021 to unveil its widest range of 4k screens yet, with QNED Mini LED joining OLED and NanoCell TVs.

This year will see the brand introduce a new, higher luminosity panel, dubbed OLED Evo, on its flagship Gallery range, as well as a new advanced LCD panel structure that combines Quantum NanoCell colour technology with mini LED backlighting. All will sport an upgraded AI processor, and run  an all new version of webOS.

LG’s G1 series with OLED Evo is hailed as the the next step in the evolution of OLED TV technology, able to deliver higher brightness and contrast.

The LG C1 OLED series will offer the widest number of size options, from the 48-inch version favoured by gamers to a new 83-inch screen size. Its upcoming 48-inch OLED C1 was named a CES 2021 Best of Innovation Award winner.

The brand is also expanding mounting option with the new Gallery Stand, a tripod alternative to pedestal or wall mounting - no AV furniture required.

LG’s latest intelligent processor, the Alpha 9 Gen 4 AI, will be used in the 8kZ1, and 4k G1 and C1 series, LG QNED Mini LED TV models QNED99 and QNED95 (pictured below), and LG NanoCell TV models NANO99 and NANO95.

The processor leverages deep learning to enhance upscaling, and features AI Picture Pro, which recognises onscreen objects such as faces and bodies and distinguishes between foregrounds and backgrounds, processing each object independently.

The processor also incorporates a new version of LG’s AI Sound Pro which boasts two major additions for 2021. Virtual 5.1.2 surround sound up-mixing via the TV’s built-in speakers, and Auto Volume Leveling for a consistent level of volume when switching between channels or streaming apps.

LG QNED Mini LED TV Lineup Ces 2021

LG is also refreshing webOS with v6.0 of its smart TV platform getting a completely redesigned New Home screen, plus faster access to apps and simpler content discovery capability. The Magic Remote is also getting a new look, with hot keys for popular content providers.

LG’s 2021 TVs will also come with Game Optimizer, promising a 1 millisecond response time, low input lag and four ports supporting the latest HDMI specifications. It also automatically applies the best picture settings according to the type of the game being played, whether it is a first-person shooter, role-playing game or real-time strategy title.

LG OLED TVs are also easy on the eyes. In addition to the low blue light recognition from TÜV Rheinland and flicker-free certification from Underwriters Laboratories, the new screens will employ the world’s first Eyesafe-certified TV panels that meet the low blue light emission requirement of Eyesafe, a US-based health standards agency. The company says that its OLED TVs emit approximately 50 percent less blue light than a similar-sized premium LCD TV panel.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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