LG preparing a behemoth 88-inch 8K OLED TV with HDMI 2.1

LG 8K 88 Inch Z9 OLED TV and Nano Cell TV Range Announced Ahead of CES 2019

LG's new TVs will be powered by the Alpha 9 second-gen processor

The Alpha 9 Gen 2 and ThinQ are in a number of LG's new set models, most notably its huge 88-inch 8K Z9 OLED TV and 75-inch 8K LCD TV (model SM99).

LG also added HDMI 2.1 ports to its TVs for the first time.

LG put out a press release detailing the big improvements to its TV sets it means to show off at CES this year.

The new LG Z9, will be running on the new alpha9 Gen 2 CPU like the other top of the line new 2019 4K OLED TVs. As a result, all 2019 OLED TVs and selected NanoCell TVs with ThinQ AI will support high frame rate (HFR) at 120 frames per second, This provides better rendering of fast-action content such as sports and action movies.

For gamers, the TVs support variable refresh rates and an automatic low latency mode.

LG's giant Z9 8K OLED TV boasts a resolution of 7,680x4,320px (33,117,600 pixels). LG's flagship TVs will also include Dolby Atoms for greater sound quality.

Like the Z9, there are now no release date or pricing details available for the SM99, although it's likely that we'll hear about that closer to CES 2019, which kicks off next week.

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It's not just high frame rates that come through support for HDMI 2.1, however. While the connector itself isn't changing, new cables might be necessary to get the full advantage of the new standard.

LG Electronics is adding support for Amazon's Alexa digital assistant to its latest TVs.

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Google Assistant was integrated into LG smart TVs past year, but the company has now made a decision to add Amazon Alexa to give users more options when using the product.

LG's new Alpha 9 processor includes ThinQ AI, a new system that will automatically adjust brightness and audio based on content and environment.

A new a9 Gen 2 chip will up the image processing and machine learning on offer in LG's OLED sets, and some choice LCD (or "NanoCell") televisions, improving noise reduction and enhancing brightness and contrast levels depending on the media being played. The new range of LCD TVs will come under a new series named NanoCell TV which will be powered by the NanoCell technology to display accurate colours at all viewing angles.

There are now no details surrounding the release or price of LG's 2019 TVs.

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