Will 2019 be the 12 months of OLED TVs? LG definitely thinks so – with the corporate’s personal natural LED panel know-how making up 20% of their portfolio this 12 months.
It’s a 12 months marked by collaboration, as seen within the Alexa and Google Assistant assist coming to new LG ThinQ sensible TVs in 2019 and the Airplay 2 support coming by means of Apple, permitting streaming of iTunes films and TV reveals.
There’s even be a number of visible enhancements with the brand new Alpha A9 (Gen. 2) processor, for higher coloration correction and assist for 120fps body charges on high-end LG TVs – and, extra importantly, the primary of rollable OLED tv, the LG Signature Series OLED TV R.
- Update: We now know the way a lot an LG OLED TV will set us again this 12 months: $2,499, and that is only for a 55-inch C9. We’ve up to date this text with the costs that we have confirmed with LG, and can replace extra pricing data when it turns into out there.
That mentioned, the 2019 normal lineup will probably be just like final 12 months: LG OLED TVs on the excessive finish, Super UHD or ‘NanoCell’ TVs – which have loads of the identical parts because the OLED TVs, however lack the primary OLED panel – within the center, after which conventional 4K TVs and at last FHD screens on the backside.
With there being so many alternative fashions to absorb, we thought we would lay out the entire 2019 lineup introduced to date, from the high-end OLEDs to newly-branded NanoCell TVs, in a single, admittedly lengthy, piece. (We’ll add the UHD and FHD fashions as and once they’re introduced!)
Editor’s Note: LG is starting to roll out its 2019 TV lineup this March, with units transport first to the US and China, with the UK and European markets to observe shortly after. Some of the specs listed under may change by the point of every TV’s retail launch, however for probably the most half the specs you see right here ought to be the parts that make it within the ultimate product.
LG TV 2019 know-how
Another 12 months, one other processor. The largest change for the high-end screens (the OLED line-up) is the swap from final 12 months’s Alpha 9 (a9) processor to the a9 Gen 2.
2018’s Alpha 9 silicon improve promised a 35% increase in CPU and GPU speeds, equating to smoother movement dealing with, object-based distinction enhancement for higher sharpness and detailing and a know-how known as True Color Accuracy Pro.
We’re getting extra of the identical with the 2nd-generation processor, with an enormous concentrate on ‘clever AI’ and ‘machine studying algorithms’ to boost image, audio and software program efficiency – with a brand new algorithm that is in a position to analyze the supply content material and optimize for ambient viewing circumstances.
We know for a truth the brand new a9 Gen 2 chip is getting used within the LG Signature Series OLED R and new vary of Z9, W9, C9, and E9 OLEDs – even the price range B9 mannequin will get the most recent chip!
The new Alpha 9 processor additionally has the heft wanted for High Frame Rate (HFR, 120/4K) – for that clean movement essential for sports activities, motion, or gaming – however it’ll solely be in 2019 that we see LG TVs implement the HDMI 2.1 ports to profit from it, so you may show in 120fps/4K from cabled sources, console, and media gamers.
(Last 12 months customers may make do with HFR streaming from the likes of Netflix, YouTube, BBC, FOX Sports, Amazon and broadcasts, although suitable content material was few and much between – we’ll possible see extra emerge as a bigger variety of suitable televisions enter the market.)
In May 2018 we noticed LG roll out Google Assistant to all of its OLED and Super UHD TVs – which means you could possibly begin utilizing your voice to modify inputs, change the channel, hook up with different sensible dwelling units, and combine with Google’s Photos and Maps purposes. This 12 months’s LG TV line-up – for OLED and Super UHD, at the very least – may also be arriving with Alexa functionality for a good wider vary of voice management choices.
LG OLED 2019 Models
LG Signature Series OLED R (out there in 65 inches): The standout tv for 2019 is undoubtedly the 65R9 rollable OLED, that includes LG’s new a9 Gen 2 processor. First teased at CES 2018, it is being slated for launch in late 2019, utilizing a versatile OLED panel to unfurl the tv show on the contact of a button – good for saving area and, let’s be sincere, impressing company. There’s no RRP but, however it’ll definitely value a small fortune – begin rolling up these greenback payments.
Read our palms on evaluation: LG Signature Series OLED R
LG OLED Z9 (out there in 88 inches): As the flagship LG OLED – or at the very least, the flagship that does not curl up right into a field – the LG OLED Z9 is an 8K powerhouse with large guarantees for 8K upscaling and ‘improved noise discount’ for clear, clean pictures. With 33 million pixels throughout 88 inches of display, it will definitely must work onerous to do it – and the a9 Gen 2 processor will certainly come in useful.
Read our palms on evaluation: LG 8K OLED
LG OLED W9 (out there in 65, 77 inches): The W9 improve to final 12 months’s LG W8 will include the brand new a9 Gen 2 processor’s enhancements to High Frame Rate, HDR, and total image and sound processing – in addition to the identical skinny, image body form that made this ‘wallpaper’ tv sequence so enticing. The W8 got here with a 60W 4.2 Dolby Atmos soundbar inbuilt to the set, so we’re prone to see comparable audio credentials for this mannequin.
Prices and launch date:
- 65-inch W9 OLED (OLED65W9PUA) – $6,999 (out there in June)
- 77-inch W9 OLED (OLED77W9PUA) – $12,999 (out there in June)
LG OLED E9 (out there in 55, 65 inches): If final 12 months is something to go by, the brand new E Series mannequin will characteristic the identical specs on the W9, however with a glass physique and tacked-on chassis as an alternative of the W8’s ‘wallpaper’ design.
Prices and launch date:
- 55-inch E9 OLED (OLED55E9PUA) – $3,299 (out there in June)
- 65-inch E9 OLED (OLED65E9PUA) – $4,299 (out there in April)
LG OLED C9 (out there in 55, 65, 75 inches): The latest C Series mannequin is confirmed, and expertise teaches us to count on a neat steadiness of efficiency and worth, with out ditching the corporate’s newest processor to do it. Last 12 months’s LG C8 got here with a 2.2 soundbar too.
Prices and launch date:
- 55-inch C9 OLED (OLED55C9PUA) – $2,499 (out there in April)
- 65-inch C9 OLED (OLED65C9PUA) – $3,499 (out there in April)
- 77-inch C9 OLED (OLED77C9PUB) – $6,999 (out there in May)
LG OLED B9 (out there in 55, 65 inches): Unlike final 12 months’s LG B8 mannequin, the extra budget-friendly B Series OLED will not be left behind with an ageing processor. The LG B9 will carry the a9 (Gen 2) chip, although with a less expensive construct and fewer superior panel than the opposite OLEDs on this listing.
LG NanoCell 2019 Models
SM9975 (out there in 75 inches): LG’s main LCD tv set would be the SM9975, a 75-inch TV with 8K decision. LG is rebranding its Super UHD TVs because the far fancier ‘NanoCell’ vary, to higher characterize the leap in image high quality and coloration accuracy in comparison with cheaper LG fashions – with the high-end a9 Gen 2 processor and High Frame Rate to make it occur.
SM9500 (out there in 65 inches): More NanoCell, much less processing. The LG SM9500 packs within the 2nd-generation Alpha 7 processor, quite than the Alpha 9, however comes with Full Array Dimming Pro for extra uniform black ranges, in addition to Dolby Vision and Dolby Vision, and LG’s ThinQ AI sensible platform. No Dolby Atmos soundbar, although.
SM9000 (out there in 55, 65 inches): One step under the earlier mannequin, with the identical a7 Gen 2 processor, however Full Array Dimming quite than the upgraded ‘Pro’ know-how seen on the SM9500 – which means much less lighting management and fewer constant brightness.
SK8600 (out there in 55, 49 inches): An replace to final 12 months’s new SK8500 vary, this mannequin sticks with the a7 Gen 2 processor, however with a usually cheaper design and solely extra fundamental Local Array dimming zones quite than the Full Array Dimming of the extra pricey fashions.
Everything that you must know concerning the new TV launches of 2019:
Sony TV lineup 2019: each Sony Bravia and Master Series set coming this 12 months
LG TV catalog 2019: right here’s each LG TV mannequin coming this 12 months
Panasonic TV lineup 2019: all of the OLED and LCD televisions coming your means
Philips TV range 2019: every thing that you must know from OLED+ to ‘The One’
Hisense TV lineup 2019: the 12 months of ULED tv