LG 2019 TVs to include Alexa, extra smarts and 8K

LG unveils massive new 8K TVs

The 88-inch LG Z9 8K OLED TV will debut at the CES 2019.

LG also added HDMI 2.1 ports to its TVs for the first time.

LG has unveiled its new lineup of TVs for 2019. However, all 2019 OLED TVs and selected NanoCell TVs with ThinQ AI will support high frame rate (HFR).

This adds support for content running at 120 frames per second for "better rendering of fast-action content such as sports and action movies".

As for what it's like, we'll let you know when we find out, but for now, expect a proper announcement sometime next week, alongside all the other TVs LG plans on releasing. Thankfully, both of LG's 8K TVs will upscale 4K or full HD content.

The α9 Gen 2 processor will also be inside the company's 75-inch 8K LCD TV (SM99) available later this year.

LG will have plenty more to announce regarding its TV lines and other hardware at CES next week. As for the pricing details, the company is yet to reveal the price tags and availability of the flagship TVs.

LG Electronics is set to introduce its latest flagship TVs with ThinQ artificial intelligence technology and algorithmically-enhanced image quality at CES next week. While you might be thinking, "didn't LG's TVs already support Alexa", then technically you're right. The new models promise to offer a higher level of AI picture and sound experience quality, while it can optimise content based on the ambient conditions around the TV better than ever. The button can be used to activate Alexa and related skills, manage smart home devices, and set up Alexa Routines such as a wake-up call, traffic information and favorite TV channel switching.

A lot of these settings and feature have been around for a while in PC monitors and speakers, so it's nice to see them come to high-end TVs where they can improve on the TV watching experience. 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).

There are now no details surrounding the release or price of LG's 2019 TVs.



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