LG's 2019 TVs will this year offer voice control via Amazon Alexa, as well as, like the 2018 TVs, built-in Google Assistant, with a Home Dashboard that LG says will be an intuitive hub to control your smart home ecosystem from.
8K isn't exclusive to OLED, either, as LG has leaked details of its new LCD TVs too.
LG has not yet announced the pricing or availability of the TVs.
It's not just high frame rates that come through support for HDMI 2.1, however. This will allow the TVs to be connected to audio equipment without any degradation in audio quality, thanks to support for the highest quality audio formats available. HDMI 2.1 supports up to 10K resolutions, 120fps inputs, enhanced audio return channel (eARC), variable refresh rates, and an automatic low-latency mode. While the connector itself isn't changing, new cables might be necessary to get the full advantage of the new standard.
The company added that there is an inclusion of HDMI 2.1 ports.
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"The new processor finely adjusts the tone mapping curve in accordance with ambient conditions to offer optimised screen brightness, leveraging its ability to understand how the human eye perceives images in different lighting", according to LG. However, the difference between last year and this year is the fact that you won't need an external Alexa device to control the TV, as you'll be able to talk to the AI directly by simply pressing the dedicated Amazon Video button on the remote. Behind the scene TV tech includes ThinQ AI and second-generation Alpha 9 processors.
Of the new TVs detailed by LG were the 88-inch 8K Z9 OLED and the 75-inch 8K LCD (Model SM99). There's no mention of the usual middle-sitting G series TV, however, so we can guess its been scrapped. The new NanoCell branding will also apply to the SM8X 4K LCD TV Series, emphasizing the displays' use of NanoCell tech for expanded color (NanoColor), wide viewing angles (NanoAccuracy), and ultra-narrow thin bezels (NanoBezel).