LG’s 2020 TV lineup is here … well, almost. The company announced earlier this month that it will start releasing its roster of 14 new models in both South Korea and the United States. Europe and other regions will soon follow, according to a press release.
Among these new OLED models are the GX Gallery Series, LG’s OLED ZX 8K models, and its CX and BX 4K models. The 8K models will feature an Alpha 9 Gen 3 A.I. Processor, the company’s third-generation processor, which is designed to “heighten viewers’ sense of immersion.” Other new features pertain to movies, sports, gaming and other types of content.
The company also said the 2020 line of TVs will feature the latest HDMI specifications, and its 8K models will be able to play native 8K content from both HDMI and USB digital inputs.
CNET was able to get its hands on LG’s release dates and pricing, which we’ve added below. We’ve also reached out to LG to confirm and will update this list if there are any substantial changes.
Gallery GX Series
- 55-inch arriving in April, for $2,500
- 65-inch arriving in April, for $3,500
- 77-inch arriving in April, for $6,000
The GX Series is LG’s answer to Samsung’s The Frame — with a unique twist. The GX Series is designed to mount flush to a wall just like a piece of art, and it utilizes OLED panel technology that doesn’t require a backlight to make that happen. With that tech, the 65-inch model is less than an inch thick (.79 inches to be more precise) and there’s no need for an additional control box.
ZX Real 8K Series
- 77-inch arriving in May, for $20,000
- 88-inch arriving in May, for $30,000
In its press release on the new TVs, LG kept relatively quiet about its 8K models. The company only disclosed that these TVs meet the industry definition for 8K Ultra HD TVs as defined by the Consumer Technology Association, which LG says makes them among the first 8K models capable of using the CTA 8K Ultra HD logo.
- 48-inch arriving in June, for $1,500
- 55-inch arriving in March, for $1,800
- 65-inch arriving in April, for $2,800
- 75-inch arriving in May, for $5,000
The CX Series will be one of two OLED 4K series for LG this year, alongside the BX Series. Details were once again sparse for this series, but LG did say a new size will be made available later this year in the form of a 48-inch CX OLED display.
- 55-inch arriving in May, for $1,500
- 65-inch arriving in May, for $2,300
- 75-inch price and delivery TBD
The BX Series is just as limited on details, with LG simply saying the BX and CX series will each be “delivering the outstanding picture quality that LG OLED is known for.”
NanoCell TV 8K Series
- 55-inch price and delivery TBD
- 65-inch price and delivery TBD
- 75-inch price and delivery TBD
These 8K models won’t have OLED displays, but LG says they will carry the CTA 8K UHD logo just like the 8K versions. The NanoCell series will break down into seven different units, including the Nano99, Nano97, Nano95, and a 55-inch Nano95 series.
What to expect
With the coronavirus pandemic affecting just about every industry right now, you may be wondering if these prices and release dates can be counted on. The answer, for now, is yes. “As a multinational corporation, LG Electronics maintains manufacturing facilities and suppliers all over the world, giving us the flexibility to best manage our supply chain,” John Taylor, senior vice president of public affairs reportedly told CNET. “Although at this time we are not experiencing major disruptions, LG is looking into ways to minimize the effect on our production schedule in the event of a drawn-out scenario.”
That’s certainly encouraging news, especially as the pandemic forces more and more people to hunker down in self-isolation, leaving their TVs as one of the only viable entertainment options.
We’ll update this article as soon as we have more 2020 LG TV info to share.
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