LG is wading into the "wall-sized TV" space, giving Samsung's The Wall some competition with the new LG DVLED Extreme Home Cinema. Capable of spanning 16:9 aspect sizes from 81-inches through to a whopping 325-inches diagonal, the custom-installed displays can also be fitted in wall-filling 32:9 aspect UltraStretch layouts.
The launch of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 has once again ignited discussions about foldable devices. While Samsung's third-gen foldable phones arguably have more durable screens this time, they still fall victim to one of the biggest flaws of such foldable displays. It might be a long time before we reach the ideal bendable glass, but LG Chem, LG's chemistry business, claims it already has a solution that will make creases a thing of the past.
Ever since the Amazon Echo came out, cylindrical or conical wireless speakers have become en vogue, especially in the smart speaker market. Of course, that has also given rise to gimmicks and design quirks to give their products some character and make them stand out from the crowd. Not all those designs appeal to consumers, of course, and some just look almost out of place in any setting. The new LG XBOOM 360 omnidirectional speaker might be one of those that will make you wonder if it makes sense to carry around a fabric-covered lantern that happens to plays music.
Many people are only now beginning to take advantage of 5G smartphones and communications technology. 5G is significantly faster than LTE technology it replaced, and many parts of the country are still waiting on the rollout of 5G technology. Despite 5G technology being relatively new, LG is already working on the next generation of mobile communications technology dubbed 6G.
One of the more anticipated computer displays that LG has been working on is its UltraFine 32EP950-B. The display is a large 31.5-inch 16:9 aspect ratio 4K HDR OLED. Anyone who has been anticipating the launch of the screen should be glad to hear it is now available for preorder.
LG may have exited the smartphone race, but it hasn't left the mobile world completely. It still designs a few accessories that you can use with smartphones, especially audio accessories. In fact, it is continuing to grow its TONE brand of earphones and earbuds to cater to the growing needs and sophistication of consumers. The latest pair to come out of that line are the TONE Free FP9 and the TONE Free FP8, both boasting some features you might not easily find in other truly wireless stereo earbuds.
Last year, in the midst of the pandemic, LG revealed and launched an interesting face mask called PuriCare. The mask shares that name with LG's lineup of air purifiers, and for a good reason, as it's essentially an air purifier you strap to your face. The LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier - its full, official name - is back today, as LG has made some updates to the mask.
LG's rolling OLED TV is up for sale, but if you want to put a piece of tech magic in your living room you need to brace yourself for a seriously eye-watering price tag. Revealed last year, the LG SIGNATURE OLED R has a 65-inch display that rolls up into its base when not needed, but you'll have to find a whopping $100,000 in order to buy one.
It's not easy to determine which smart TV platform is really leading the market. Smart TV sales don't exactly correlate to the popularity or quality of the software that runs on them. Despite having been a close Google partner back when it still made smartphones, LG has opted to pave its own path with a proprietary spin of webOS made especially for TVs. It has opened up that platform to more TV makers and is now giving its own competitors one of its exclusive features, the ability to speak to Amazon's Alexa, even without an Alexa-powered speaker.
LG's new flagship TVs will go on sale in July, the company has confirmed today, packing up to 8K resolution, Quantum Dot NanoCell color, and Mini LED backlight technology. Announced at CES 2021, the new line-up of 8K QNED99 and QNED95 series plus the with 4K QNED90 series run up to a whopping 86-inches in size.
OLED displays have been praised for their power-efficiency and deeper blacks, but LCD technology used to have one important advantage, at least for a short while. Until recently, only LCD screens could boast of refresh rates that went higher than 60Hz, let alone 120Hz or more. OLEDs, however, are catching up and it's not unusual nowadays to hear of phones and TVs with OLED screens with high refresh rates. Proof of that is LG's latest update to its top-of-the-line OLED TVs that are getting three of the biggest buzzwords in the industry: Dolby Vision, 4K, and 120Hz.