CES 2017: LG makes the world’s slimmest TV and a lot of phones
LG took the stage at the CES 2017 to show-off their feature packed Blu-Ray player, a highly innovative OLED TV and a smartphone trying to take advantage of the absence of the the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
At the CES 2017, South Korean company LG took the lids of several new devices that will be releasing in International markets over the next few months. Smartphone continues to take precedence, even though there was nothing spectacular about any of the five smartphones on show. It was the new OLED TV and new Blu-Ray player which will mark a new high for LG this year.
LG Signature 4K OLED W Series TV
LG’s OLED series of TVs have been very popular since their inception. What makes their new Signature 4K OLED W series, showcased at CES, different from its predecessors is their stunning wafer thin design. The screen is just 3.8mm thick for the 65-inch variant making it the thinnest TV ever.This sleek panel comes with 4k resolution and supports 4K HDR content.
The reason behind the sleek profile is that fact that LG has kept the display separate from the rest of the processing hardware. The hardware and the ports have been packed inside the Dolby Atmos sound bar that comes with the TV.
LG claims the new OLEDs will deliver better colours and brightness than last year’s models. The price and released at have not been announced yet.
LG Stylo 3 smartphone
The Korean company has refreshed its Stylo series of productivity smartphones. The new Stylo 3 offers a 5.7-inch display and comes with an improved stylus pen. However, it isn’t as feature rich as Samsung’s S-Pen.
True to the LG tradition, the home button and the finger print sensor are placed on the back right under the 13-megapxel camera. The Stylo 3 runs on a MediaTek chip backed by 3GB RAM and 64GB storage, which is more becoming of mid-range smartphone than a flagship. Despite the big display the phone weighs just 149g, making it one of the lightest 5.7-inch screen smartphone. LG is yet to announce the price and date of availability for the Stylo 3.
LG K series smartphones
LG has also updated its budget smartphone lineup selling under the K series. The four new smartphone unveiled at CES are K10, K8, K4 and K3 have modest specs. Though the prices are not announced yet, looking at the specs, we expect them to cost somewhere in the vicinity of Rs 10,000.
LG UP970 Blu-Ray Player
The UP970 by LG is a testimony that Blu-Ray players are not going out of style any sooner. It is one of the few Blu-Ray players which support both 4K HDR10 and Dolby Vision video formats. Both Dolby Vision and HDR 10 (high dynamic range) are competing imaging technologies which deliver a wide range of colours and better contrast levels in videos.
What makes UP970 relevant for users despite the growing popularity of online streaming is the fact that one needs a really fast and consistent broadband connection to stream 4K HDR content. Blu-Ray players like this can deliver the same HDR content in a whisker. The company hasn’t announced its price or date of availability yet.