LG Confirms April Roll Out For New 2020 TV’s
Senior LG executives in Korea have told ChannelNews that the Korean Company will have supply of the new 2020 TV’s in time for an April roll out in Australia despite Coronavirues issues ampng the range are new premium 8K models.
Kenneth Hong the Director of Global Communications told ChannelNews yesterday that the Companies factories were still in a position to deliver product despite some LG plants being closed down due to Coronavirus.
He said that the Companies 2020 range of TVs will start to become available in some markets his month.
ChannelNews saw the line-up back at CES in January and while cosmetically there is little difference there is significant upgrades to the LG engines that power the 2020 range due to the introduction of an upgraded third generation A9 engine.
This year there’s a new 48-inch model in addition to the 55-inch, 65-inch, and 77-inch BX and CX models
The Gallery GX series is a premium 4K OLED line designed to be mounted on a wall, with ultra-slim form factors that don’t need separate boxes for the electronics. It’s available in sizes of 55, 65, and 77 inches.
The ZX series includes LG’s latest 8K OLED models, with 77-inch and 88-inch sizes available. They’re the successor to last year’s Z9, the world’s first 8K OLED TV, which only came in 88-inch form.
LG is also releasing seven 8K sets in its NanoCell LCD TV series, including 55-inch, 65-inch, and 75-inch variants.
What’s not been identified is which models are being launched in Australia and pricing.
Some analysts believe that the market could see a rise in TV sales as consumers stay home due to the Coronavirus.
LG’s 2020 TV line up supports modern specs like HDMI 2.1, enabling features such as variable refresh rates up to 120Hz; 12 models are officially G-Sync compatible. They also all ship with the UHD Alliance’s Filmmaker Mode, which is intended to help display movies the way the director intended with minimal post-processing. Most of the models include LG’s new third-generation Alpha 9 AI image processor.