LG at IFA was all about class, elegance, design and a lot of innovation with its luxury Signature range, an 88-inch 8K OLED, and an insight into the AI-powered future.
At LG at IFA 2019, Dr I.P. Park, president and Chief Technology Officer of LG Electronics, shared the company’s vision for an AI-powered future where Anywhere is Home. He discussed how innovations in AI and connectivity will expand the notion of home to every domain of living beyond the front door.
For example, LG has an intelligent learning concept which enables robot vacuum cleaners to avoid getting stuck in corners and obstacles. It is driven by LG’s proprietary AI chip for appliances which uses LG Neural Engine for on-device AI.
Or the need to go beyond voice. He introduced LG Styler with Vision Pack, a vision sensor connected to the cloud. Vision Pack can recognise items of clothing and make care and cleaning recommendations accordingly. He also introduced LG ThinQ Fit, an evolution of the Smart Mirror concept where 3D cameras accurately measure the user’s body size to generate a realistic avatar for virtual fittings.
“Evolve, Connect and Open are our standards for a kind of AI which will make life measurably better. It’s not just about improving what we’re doing now, but fundamentally transforming how we live and think,” Dr Park said.
LG’s NVIDIA G-SYNC TVs
LG has added support for NVIDIA G-SYNC to its 2019 4K OLED model 65/55E9, model 77/65/55C9 TVs. NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible testing ensures a smooth and immersive gaming experience without flickering, tearing or stuttering.
Along with infinite contrast and highly accurate colour reproduction, the TVs offer an ultra-fast response time with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. Input lag – which can make the difference between victory and defeat – is barely perceptible at a six milliseconds range for 1440p content at 120 Hz and 13 milliseconds range for 4K content at 60 Hz. The minimal input lag of LG’s OLED TVs, of less than a frame, with no loss in picture quality, makes them the best displays for gaming.
LG’s OLED TV models support a variety of HDR formats that further elevate the gaming experience. Users can play compatible titles in dynamic HDR10 or Dolby Vision (at up to 120 frames per second for Full HD content) taking advantage of HDMI 2.1 specifications such as auto low latency mode (ALLM for Xbox), enhanced audio return channel (eARC), and variable refresh rate (VRR).
Audio formats include Dolby Atmos and Dolby TrueHD lossless sound technology. These models also incorporate LG’s deep learning-based AI sound for captivating virtual 5.1 surround.
LG G8X ThinQ dual screen (may not be coming to Australia)
- Chipset: Qualcomm SD855, 6GB RAM / 128GB / microSD (up to 2TB)
- Display: 6.4-inch 19.5:9 FHD + OLED FullVision (2,340 x 1,080 / 403ppi)
- Dual screen: Display: 6.4-inch 19.5:9 FHD + OLED FullVision (2,340 x 1,080 / 403ppi)
- Cover Display: 2.1-inch Mono
– Rear: 12MP Standard (F1.8 / 1.4μm / 78˚) / 13MP Super Wide (F2.4 / 1.0μm / 136˚)
– Front: 32MP Standard (F1.9 / 0.8μm / 79˚)
- Battery: 4,000mAh
- Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
- Size: 159.3 x 75.8 x 8.4mm x 192g
- Network: 3G / 4G LTE-A
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 5 / NFC / USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Compatible)
- Biometrics: In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
- Colour: Aurora Black
- Others: Stereo Speaker / AI CAM / Google Lens / Google Assistant / 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC / DTS:X 3D Surround Sound / IP68 Water and Dust Resistance / HDR10 / Qualcomm Quick Charge™ 3.0 Technology / MIL-STD 810G Compliance / FM Radio
It shares a lot of the LG g8s specifications that received 5/5 in our review here.
LG UltraGear monitors with 1ms GTG for gamers
LG UltraGear 1 millisecond IPS NVIDIA G-SYNC gaming monitors for serious gamers. The latest addition to LG’s industry-leading line-up of ultra-fast IPS monitors will be available Q4 in key markets of Europe and North America.
|Display||IPS||Nano IPS||Nano IPS|
|Resolution||FHD (1920 x 1080)||QHD (2560 x 1440)||WQHD+ (3840 x 1600)|
|Brightness||400 nits (Typical)||350 nits (Typical)||450 nits (Typical)|
|Color Gamut||sRGB 99 percent||DCI-P3 98 percent (sRGB 135 percent)||DCI-P3 98 percent (sRGB 135 percent)|
|Refresh Rate||240Hz||144Hz||175Hz (OC)|
|Response Time||1ms GTG||1ms GTG||1ms GTG|
|HDR||HDR10||HDR10||VESA DisplayHDR 400|
|.||NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible||NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible||NVIDIA G-SYNC|
|HDMI||x 2||x 2||x 1|
|DP||x 1||x 1||x 1|
|USB 3.0 Hub||1 up / 2 down||1 up / 2 down||1 up / 2 down|
|.||–||–||Sphere Lighting 2.0|
LG WS split system air conditioning range with voice connectivity
LG’s WS 2019 Split System, Air Conditioning range, enables households to perform a range of operational tasks with their voice using the Google Assistant app or a compatible smart speaker. Users can check the status of operations through the LG Smart ThinQ mobile app to monitor power consumption, control the temperature, filter information and diagnose problems.
Angus Jones, General Manager of Marketing, LG Australia, said
“The new LG WS Series is a great solution to keeping cool as Australians approach the warmer months. Connectivity is king, and at LG, we are continuing to innovate solutions that offer convenience to our customers”