The OLEDC9 is LG's basic models in its 2019 OLED TV lineup. The C9 (which will be available in 55", 65" and 77" sizes) is based on LG's 2nd-gen Alpha 9 intelligent processor the enables LG's ThinQ AI to offer new display algorithms and Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant.
The OLEDC9 features HDMI 2.1 which enables high frame rate (HFR) support, enhanced audio return channel (eARC), variable refresh rate (VRR) and automatic low latency mode (ALLM). LG's flagship OLED also feature Dolby Atmos for immersive entertainment.
LG did not yet disclose the release date and price of its OLEDC9 range, but it is likely to ship by March 2019. The current prices for the 2018 C8 models are $6,900 for 77", $2,700 for 65" and $1,700 for the 55" model. It is likely that the 2019 models will be more expensive, but will eventually retail for around the same prices.
LG also offers higher-end OLED TVs in 2019, as the C9 is its entry-level 2019 OLED TV. The top of the range will be the Z9 OLED TV based on LGD's latest large 8K 88" OLED panel. There's a new wallpaper model, the OLED W9 and the midrange OLED E9. LG also says it will start shipping its flagship Signature OLED R rollable TV later in 2019.
While the basic OLED display design uses three colored sub-pixels (red, green and blue) to create each full-color pixel (what is referred to as direct emission OLED), LG Display uses a different architecture, the so-called WRGB (or WOLED-CF) which uses four white OLED subpixels with color filters on top (hence W+RGB). The WRGB technology (developed by Kodak and now owned by LG Display) is much easier to produce and scale-up, even though it has some technical disadvantages - and it is the technology that enabled LG to be the first company to actually produce commercial OLED TV panels. For more information on LG's OLED technology, click here. For more information on OLED TVs in general, click here.
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