LG to Introduce ThinQ AI Flagship TVs at CES 2019

LG unveils massive new 8K TVs

That's why in addition to the Z9, LG will be releasing the 75in SM99 LCD TV.

There's a renewed focus on voice commands, with your good friends Alexa and Google Assistant coming built-in to LG's ThinQ AI smart TVs (2018 TVs only came with Google Assistant).

Unfortunately, because this is more an announcement on the chip itself, LG hasn't yet announced pricing on its TVs, which means there's no word yet on how much either an 8K OLED or 8K LCD TV will cost you from LG. The headliner of the OLED line is undoubtedly the 8K 88-inch Z9, which is one of two 8K sets that LG will launch in the new year.

And then there's the other TVs LG has mentioned in the announcement, and they are a little different again. The 8K TVs will feature OLED panels, HDMI 2.1 ports, high frame rate (HFR), clearer motion at 120 frames per second, variable refresh rate (VRR) as well as an automatic low latency mode (ALLM) for gamers.

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HDMI 2.1 is the latest in the range of HDMI standards with a lot more bandwidth and new features being supported. They will also have to plug in an HDMI 2.1 compatible device, which now includes the likes of the Xbox One X. These new TVs will be shown off at CES 2019 next week and LG have said that they will come with their ThinQ AI and also their Alpha 9 Gen 2 processor.

LG is introducing Amazon Alexa alongside the already existing Google Assistant to its new TVs supported by its renewed ThinQ AI technology.

LG's second-generation Alpha 9 Gen 2 intelligent processor will adapt the brightness of the TV according to the light in the room through its ambient light sensor. For example, by pressing the Amazon Prime Video button on the Magic Remote, users can manage smart home devices, ask questions and access tens of thousands of skills and even set up their ideal Alexa Routine complete with wake-up call, traffic information and favorite TV channel switching all with their voice. 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).

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