LG announces its 2019 OLED TV lineup

Update: LG also announces a 65" rollable OLED TV, the Signature OLED TV R

LG Electronics announced its OLED TV lineup for 2019. LG's new OLED TVs will be powered by the company's 2nd-gen Alpha 9 intelligent processor and will offer its ThinQ AI. LG says that the new OLEDs will offer better image quality and sound quality based on the new AI capabilities and new algorithms. All the new TVs will also offer new implementation of Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant.

LG 2019 ThinQ AI OLED TV ad

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, the midrange OLED E9 and the new OLED C9 which is LG's entry level OLED TV model.

LG Display to unveil new transparent, automotive, 8k and CSO OLEDs at CES 2019

LG Display announced the OLED displays it will demonstrate at CES 2019, starting on Tuesday January 8th. We already know that LG Electronics will launch a 88" 8K OLED TV (the OLED Z9) but now LGD says it will demonstrate a 88" Crystal Sound OLED (CSO) panel - which has a sound system built into the panel (which acts as the membrane).

LGD 65'' 8K OLED panel (CES 2019)

LGD will also unveil a 65" 8K OLED - which you can see in the image above.

LG to start shipping its 8K 88" OLED Z9 TV in 2019

According to reports, LG Electronics is set to launch its 8K 88" OLED TV in 2019, and the company will unveil its flagship OLED TV in CES 2019. The 88" TV model number will be OLEDZ9, and like all of LG's 2019 OLED TVs (or at least the high-end ones) it will be based on the company's new Alpha 9 Gen-2 processor and will support HDMI 2.1 and VRR.

LG 88'' 8K OLED TV at IFA 2018

According to our information, LG Electronics will also demonstrate its rollable TV at CES (and maybe launch it as a product too) and may also bring its first foldable smartphone to the show as well.

LG Display developed the world's first 88" 8K OLED display

LG Display announced that it has developed the world's first 88-inch 8K (7680x4320) OLED display. LGD will demonstrate this at CES 2018 next week and it seems as if it aims to launch this as a product soon as it says this will expand its OLED product portfolio.

LGD 88'' 8K OLED prototype photo

A couple of weeks ago it was reported that LGD indeed aims to focus on larger-area OLED TVs going forward. LG's current 77" OLEDs start at $9,999 (for the OLEDG7 model), and we can expect a 88" OLED to be much more expensive (a 88" TV has a 30% larger area than a 77", but yields will be lower and of course this is a high premium TV size).

Samsung Display to develop a super-resolution (11K, 2550 PPI) mobile display

Samsung LogoSamsung Display announced it launched a new project (called EnDK) to develop the world's first 11K mobile display, that will achieve 2250 PPI(!). The Korean government will support this five-year project with a $26.5 million grant. Samsung is collaborating with 13 companies on this project, and they expect to show the first prototype by the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

This seems crazy at first for a mobile device - after all the human eye cannot physically distinguish a higher than 2K resolution in a mobile phone. But Samsung explains that this "super dimension" display will enable an "optical illusion" that will enable 3D images.

LG to show a 55" 8K OLED TV prototype next month at CES 2015

According to C|Net, LG Display developed a 55" 8K (7680x4320, 160 PPI) OLED TV prototype panel, and the Korean company will show this prototype next month at CES 2015.

LG 55EA9800 smart menu photoLG 55-inch FHD OLED TV

This panel, which has a total of 33.2 million pixel and a brightness of 500 nits, has over 20 display drivers ICs inside (apparently these were developed in collaboration with NVidia), and was already produced in early November. LG is actually planning to commercialize this display, even though many people will argue that it doesn't make much sense to have such a high resolution in a 55" display. A nice technical achievement by LGD in any case.

SEL and sharp show a 13.3" 8K (664 PPI!) AMOLED prototype

As we reported back in February, SEL and sharp unveiled a 13.3" 8K OLED prototype. This ultra high density (664 PPI!) display uses SEL's C-axis-aligned crystalline oxide semiconductor (CAAC-OS) backplane.

SEL's previous 13" CAAC-OS OLED prototype featured 326 PPI. But that lower-resolution panel was flexible. This new panel uses white OLEDs with color filters. SEL adopted micro cavities to narrow the wavelengths. The display features a 84% NTSC color gamut (rather low for an OLED). Each OLED pixel is driven by five transistors and one capacitor (5T+C) - there are almost 500 million pixel transistors in this display.