LG Showcases Advanced OLED TVs at CES 2022

The latest OLED models LG is rolling out at CES (not to mention the TVs that literally roll-up as seen at previous shows) hit new benchmarks for OLED brightness, according to the company. Highlights of the new introductions include the world’s first 97-inch OLED model, along with a premium 42-inch model targeted at gamers.

LG’s new premium OLEDs feature a new a9 Gen 5 AI processor that “leverages deep learning to enhance upscaling performance and give onscreen images a more three-dimensional quality by distinguishing foreground and background elements from one another,” according to the company. They also feature a new webOS 22 interface that permits customized personal profiles for to accommodate multiple viewers in the same household.

LG’s recent OLED models have been particularly gamer friendly, and for 2022 the company is pushing that envelope with 48Gbps-bandwidth HDMI 2.1 inputs on its new premium TVs, along with features like Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and 4K/120Hz Dolby Vision support. The company’s Game Optimizer menu also now lets users quickly select between features and presets and features a new Dark Room Mode that automatically adjusts screen brightness based on room lighting.


G2 Series

Featuring the same flush-to-the-wall “Gallery Design” of the company’s G1 series OLED that received an S&V Top Pick of the Year award for 2021, the new G2 series models come in an expanded range of screen sizes, with new 97- and 83-inch options rounding out the 77-, 65-, and 55-inch offerings. According to an LG spokesperson, G2 series sets “add a new Brightness Booster technology in conjunction with the alpha9 Gen5 algorithms. This technology helps to dissipate heat better and adapts the best algorithm to allow the TV to produce an even brighter amount of light, making the G2 series the brightest OLED [yet].”


C2 Series

LG’s step-down, yet still premium C2 series OLEDs for 2022 feature thinner bezels than the company’s previous non-Gallery models and will be available in 83-, 77-, 65-, 55-, and 48-inch screen sizes, with a new 42-inch option representing the smallest OLED yet. The same spokesman shared with me that, “The C2 will be pretty much the same as the 2021 G1 version, which employs next-generation OLED materials that allow for more precise wavelength lighting, in combination with the unique Alpha 9 Gen 5 processor which maximizes that light’s wavelength precision.” Regarding the use of an OLED evo panel, a feature limited to LG’s G1 series models in 2021, in C2 series models, he further stated: “The practical benefit of OLED evo is that whites can be brighter and sharper than the other OLEDs in our line-up.”

Z2, B2, and A2 Series

Rounding out LG’s OLED TVs for 2022 is the Z2 series of 8K models, which are sold in 88- and 77-inch screen sizes. The company’s entry level OLEDs are the B2 and A2 series, which use a standard non-evo panel and are available in screen sizes ranging from 48 inches to 77 inches.

No pricing information was given, but we expect to hear more about that closer to March when the company typically starts shipping new models.