OLED TVs are considered the pinnacle of TV viewing especially when you consider the contrast and colours, they can produce. One of the downsides to OLED TVs is that they don't get extremely bright. It looks like that is about to change in 2021 as LG has announced its Evo panel which will debut in 2021’s LG G1 OLED TV. The USP of Evo is that it addresses the brightness issue with OLED TVs and aims to deliver a brighter image to viewers.
Every year, LG has a range of OLED offerings from the “affordable” OLED TVs to the premium OLED TVs. All the TVs come with support for HDMI 2.1, a feature LG has been helming since 2019. With HDMI 2.1, gamers can expect to take advantage of features like 4K at 120Hz, Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR). The TVs will also support AMD Free Sync and NVIDIA G-SYNC.
The 2021 OLED TVs from LG with come with a new magic remote with NFC capabilities and a new UI that will take advantage of the entire display. You can check out the new UI and remote control here.
The TVs will also come with Google Stadia support built-in, and it will be interesting to see if the service will finally make its debut in India or not. LG’s new 2021 OLED TVs will be powered by the company’s new Alpha 9 gen 4 chip, and it will be interesting to see how this chip improves the picture performance of the TV.
The 2021 LG TVs also bring with them a Game Optimizer feature. This will automatically detect the genre of game you are playing and adjust the settings accordingly. So, in an FPS game, you will be able to notice if someone is camping in the shadows as shadow details will be enhanced for this mode.
At the top of the food chain, we have the LG Z1 which is an 8K OLED TV. It will be available in 77 and 88-inch screen sizes. Just like its predecessor, the ZX, the Z1 will come with its own unique rectangular base stand which will house the speakers and connectivity options.
The G1, which is LG’s gallery series has been known to bring with it stylish design making the TV sit flush with the wall. You can check out our review of the 2020 GX OLED TV and see the unique design the TV offers. The G1 is a 4K OLED TV powered by the Alpha9 Gen 4 chip. It will be available in 77, 65, 55-inch screen sizes. The G1 will be the only lineup in LG’s OLED family to offer the Evo panel. It will be interesting to see how this TV performs in comparison to LG’s other OLED offerings. The G1 will also support LG’s unique Gallery stand for those that want to put the TV on a stand and don't want to wall-mount it.
Next up, we have the C1 which should be the most popular model for LG. It is a 4K OLED TV and will be available in 83, 77, 65, 55, 48-inch screen sizes. In 2020 the 48-inch CX was touted as the ideal gaming monitor. But sadly, the 48-inch OLED wasn’t launched in India. The C1 also runs on the Alpha 9 Gen 4 chip.
Below the C series, OLED TVs has always been the entry-level B series OLED TV from LG. It looks like this time LG is replacing that with the A1 series for 2021. The A1 will be available in 77, 65, 55, 48-inch screen sizes. The A1 will be powered by the older, Alpha 7 Gen 4 chipset.
There is no information on pricing or availability of these TVs in India. LG also showcased its QNED TVs at CES and you can learn more about them here.
Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.