LG has launched its 2020 portfolio of flagship TVs in India. We first got to check out LG’s 2020 TV lineup at CES 2020. In addition to its 4K OLED and NanoCell TVs, LG has also introduced its 8K OLED and NanoCell TVs in India.
Commenting on the occasion, Hak Hyun Kim- Director - Home Entertainment - LG Electronics India said, “With a legacy of over 23 years of serving millions of consumers, we are strongly committed to the Indian market. Our constant endeavour is to develop products that are in line with the needs and aspirations of the consumers. With a strong manufacturing base in India and huge R&D team, the 2020 TV portfolio is designed keeping consumers at the core of innovation. We are confident our new television line-up will help immerse the viewing experience like never before. We have been manufacturing TVs in India & proud to present a new TV series which is also MADE IN INDIA. “
Gireesan Gopi - Business Head - Home Entertainment - LG Electronics India, said, “The consumers today have evolved, they are looking for more than just a display device. LG being a full range place in the television segment has been catering to the needs of these evolving consumers. During pandemic under lockdown when consumer were at Home, TV were prime mode of entertainment. These days consumer Changed / Learned/Shift Linear Broadcasting to OTT / Small Screen to Large Screen /1 TV to Multiple TV Non Smart to Smart / Connectivity, Smart AI & IoT. The 2020 range of televisions by LG come loaded with powerful new features, making it the perfect choice for watching sports, playing video games and binge watching your favourite show or movie”.
In LG’s 8K portfolio we have the LG ZX which is an 8K OLED TV priced at Rs 29,99,990 only. On the 8K NanoCell front we have the LG Nano99 available in 65 and 75-inch screen sizes priced at Rs 4,99,990 and Rs 10,99,990, respectively. Both the OLED and NanoCell TVs are powered by the Alpha 9 Gen 3 processor from LG. While the OLED is NVIDIA G-Sync compatible, both the OLED and NanoCell TV bring with it features of HDMI 2.1 which will be required to take advantage of the recently launched NVIDIA RTX 30 series GPU’s and the upcoming PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
In addition to 8K, the TVs support Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and come with LG’s AI-enabled WebOS platform. The TVs also come with an app store giving you access to all popular streaming services.
Starting with the LG’s 4K 2020 OLED Lineup we have the LG GX, CX and BX. let’s break them down. LG GX is the company’s premium OLED with a wallpaper design. It is extremely thin and sticks to a special wall mount, keeping it flush with the wall, making it look more like a piece of art than a TV. It is available in 65 and 77-inches screen sizes priced at Rs 3,69,990 and Rs 14,49,990 respectively.
The LG CX retains the design from last year's LG C9 (review) and is available in 55, 65 and 77-inch screen sizes priced at Rs 2,19,990, Rs 3,39,990 and Rs 12,99,990, respectively.
Lastly, the LG BX also retains the same design as the LG B9 and is available in 55 and 65-inch screen sizes priced at Rs 1,99,990 and Rs 3,09,990 respectively.
The LG CX and GX also bring with them the Alpha 9 Gen 3 processor and support for G-Sync and HDMI 2.1. It also supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos and HDMI 2.1. It runs on the LG’s WebOS bringing with it access to all popular streaming services. The LG BX is powered by a generation older Alpha 7 Gen 3 processor which was powering the C9 in 2019.
While LG did show off a 48-inch OLED TV at CES 2020 and it is available in other countries, it isn’t available in India, which is a bummer.
LG Nano 91 is available in 55, 65, 75 and 86-inches priced at Rs 1,55,990, 2,39,990, 4,89,990 and Rs 9,49,990. In addition to the NanoCell technology, the Nano 91 lineup also has full-array dimming. It runs on the Alpha 7 Gen 3 processor supports HDMI 2.1 and brings with it support for HDR, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. It also runs on the company’s WebOS platform bringing LG’s AI capabilities and popular streaming services built-in.
The LG Nano 86 is available in 55 and 65-inch screen sizes priced at Rs 1,34,990 and Rs 2,09,990 respectively. The Nano 86 brings with it local dimming, runs on the Alpha 7 gen 3 processor and also supports HDMI 2.1. It also brings with it support for HDR, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. It also runs on the company’s WebOS platform bringing LG’s AI capabilities and popular streaming services built-in.
Last, we have the LG nano 80 which is available in 49, 55 and 65-inch screen sizes priced at Rs 89,990, Rs 1,14,990 and Rs 1,79,990 respectively. These TVs do not support HDMI 2.1 nor do they support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. They are 4K TVs and run on LGs WebOS platform and bring with them support for Filmmaker Mode, HDR 10 Pro & HLG Pro.