Although LG has said goodbye to the mobile phone market recently, the TV segment still occupies a leading position in the industry. This month will launch the first consumer Small LED TVs (QNED), which the company announced last December. The televisions will offer improved peak brightness and contrast ratio compared to other LCD TVs and will have a lower price than OLEDs.
Additionally, Samsung is one of the few TV manufacturers that has recently adopted Small LED artifacts. These models should not be confused with the precious MicroLED, which is similar to OLEDs in that it is self-illuminating without backlighting. Small LED technology is also found in the latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro and laptops like the upcoming Acer Predator Helios 500.
LG’s application, called Quantum Nanocell Small LED (QNED), works in the same way as competing TV manufacturers. The tiny LED backlight consists of up to 2,500 dimming zones and approximately 30,000 tiny LEDs that, when paired with advanced local dimming technology, produce incredible peak brightness and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. LG states that these numbers are for the 86-inch 8K model.
The tiny LEDs provide “incredible” color accuracy, as well as a wide color gamut that delivers high contrast (10x better than regular LCD TVs), deep blacks and full HDR landscape quality. However, LG mentions that QNED is not at the same level as OLED TVs, because 8K versions of larger models are valuable, but they are offered at a more affordable price.
Refresh rates for LG Small LED TV models vary between 60Hz and 120Hz. However, only 4K models have Variable Refresh Smileys (VRR). Each of these new sets also includes HDMI 2.1 contacts. In this context, LG’s new models are a good option for PS5/XBSX players. Additionally, the models support HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision HDR along with Dolby Atmos. The a7 Gen 4 AI processor is used for the 4K models, and the Premium a9 Gen 4 AI processor is used in the 8K models.
LG’s 4K QNED TVs start at $1,999 for the 65-inch model, the 75-inch model is $2,999, the 86-inch model is $3,999, the 65-inch 8K TV is $3,499, the 75-inch model is $4,799 and finally the 86-inch 8K QNED $6,499.
The 4K QNED90 and 8K QNED99 models are launching in North America this month and will begin rolling out to other regions in a few weeks. Finally, it is not clear how the prices of our country will be.