#CES2019: LG introduces new flagship 8K TVs with ThinQ AI

LG unveils massive new 8K TVs

LG unveils massive new 8K TVs

On the LCD side, the TVs will receive new branding - now called NanoCell TVs.

The new TV line will feature Amazon Alexa as well as a built-in Google Assistant, allowing users to manage daily tasks, find answers, and control compatible smart home devices.

LG will also announce new AI soundbars including the SL9 as well as plenty more tech such as a new Gram laptop, Ultra monitors, Cinebeam laser 4K projector, intellegent service robots, Twinwash and dryer set and various smart kitchen gadgets such as a capsule based HomeBrew system for making your own beer. That's because HDMI 2.1 will also be available to those sets, which include the W9, E9, C9, SM9X and SM8X.

For gamers, the TVs support variable refresh rates and an automatic low latency mode. Now LG has revealed that the former of those sets will be an 88-inch 8K TV. HDMI 2.1 ports will also be implemented on all 2019 OLED TVs and select NanoCell TVs, offering support for high frame rate (HFR) 120 fps playback and enhanced audio return channel (eARC). The latest standard gives these units a leg up and are more future proof against the competition. While the connector itself isn't changing, new cables might be necessary to get the full advantage of the new standard. The flagship range includes 8K TVs, 88-inch Z9 OLED TVs, and 75-inch SM99 LCD TVs. While you might be thinking, "didn't LG's TVs already support Alexa", then technically you're right.

LG's second-generation α (Alpha) 9 Gen 2 intelligent processor will adjust the tone mapping curve for optimized screen brightness and use the TV's ambient light sensor to measure light levels. Rather than being forced to use an external speaker to control your TV via Alexa, you can just hit the Amazon Prime Video button on your Magic Remote.

LG's 2018 TVs introduced the α (Alpha) 9 intelligent processor and ThinQ AI, but all of that is getting a big update in 2019. There's no mention of the usual middle-sitting G series TV, however, so we can guess its been scrapped. The new range of LCD TVs will come under a new series named NanoCell TV which will be powered by the NanoCell technology to display accurate colours at all viewing angles.

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