LG at CES 2018 affirmed that its next OLED TVs are even smarter and better-looking than before. The C8-series features the company’s fast new Alpha 9 processor, which is put to good use powering the newly added Google Assistant. While revealing its own tech isn’t going anywhere, LG showed it is now working together with Google to deliver a complete TV experience.
While some of the new designs are largely familiar to their predecessors, they have significant upgrades under. The centerpiece is AI: All three lines support deep learning and Google Assistant control to allow for natural language voice control over everything from the TV itself to smart home devices. They also bring active HDR that improves the image quality of HDR10 and Hybrid Log Gamma content by analyzing individual images.
“The E8 is a direct parallel to the E7 and brings the W8’s technology to a more conventional TV. It too has the Alpha 9, but it integrates a 60W 4.2-channel soundbar (complete with Dolby Atmos). The G8, C8 and B8 are straightforward evolutions of last year’s models as well. And if you’d rather stick to LCD, the SK9500 goes with the Alpha 7 processor while bringing display upgrades that include an IPS panel (for better color at wide viewing angles), upgraded Nano Cell display tech and denser LED local dimming. The upgrades promise more accurate colors, deeper blacks and higher peak brightness,” Engagdget reported.
LG has not revealed the pricing or release dates for these sets.