LG has started to roll out its 2019 premium TV line-up in South Korea and the US, with availability in key markets in Asia, Europe and South America to follow soon after.
This year’s OLED and NanoCell LCD TV sets will feature screen sizes of up to 86 inches and upgraded AI picture and sound quality from LG’s second generation α (Alpha) 9 Gen 2 intelligent processor and deep learning technology.
Out of the box the new TV line includes Google Assistant support with a firmware update due to add Amazon Alexa.
An upgrade slated for the middle of the year will also add Apple AirPlay 2 and Apple HomeKit support so that users can stream content from Apple devices.
LG said that OLED models will make up 20% of its high-end TV portfolio this year and with demand for OLED TVs expected to grow to 3.6 million units this year, 7 million units in 2020 and 10 million in 2021.
“LG continues to push the boundaries of TV technological innovation, as can clearly be seen from our premium TV line-up for 2019,” said Brian Kwon, president of mobile communications and home entertainment companies. “LG’s advanced AI technologies to improve picture and sound enrich and expand the viewing experience.”