Ahead of the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024, LG has revealed its new lineup of OLED televisions. This year, the South Korean electronics giant is expected to showcase the latest iterations of its standard OLEDs: the G4, C4, and B4, alongside a new flagship model called the LG M4 that will be completely wireless.
LG is yet to confirm an official release date for the TVs but they can be expected to reach stores around March or April, as has been the case in recent years. The company will display all the models at the CES 2024 from January 9-12.
G4 is the spiritual successor to last year’s G3 – arguably one of the best OLED TVs available in the market today. Last year’s model introduced the Micro Lens Array (MLA) technology, which will be retained and will also be available on the 83-inch version of the upcoming G4.
The new model also retains the G3’s peak brightness levels and the same wireless audio WOWCAST capabilities.
The biggest improvement to the G4 will come from the new Alpha 11 processor. LG claims the new chip can deliver up to four times the AI performance of its predecessor – Alpha 9, 1.7x the graphics performance, and 1.3x the general processing power. The upgraded chipset is said to feature 2.5GB of RAM.
Another welcome addition will the be inclusion of a stand in some countries. Last year’s models only came with a wall mount. However, LG has yet to confirm which regions will get a stand with the G4.
The LG C4 will be the mid-range OLED in the 2024 lineup and is the successor to last year’s C3. The new model will feature a slightly improved Alpha 9 processor with AI capabilities and improved brightness in all models, including the smaller 42-inch and 48-inch variants, thanks to the MLA technology
The C4 gets the same enhanced gaming features that LG offers on the top-end M4 and G4 with a 144Hz refresh rate. The OLED TV also gets the lossless wireless audio transmission to LG soundbars that the Alpha 11 processor in the G4 and M4 delivers.
However, the mid-range model is said to get multiview support for two screens instead of four and is switching from the One Wall Design to the Ultra Slim design. The C4 range will be available in 42, 48, 55, 65, 77, and 83-inch screen sizes.
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B4 is the entry-level OLED from LG’s 2024 lineup and is available in 48, 55, 65, and 77-inch screen sizes. This year’s model will feature a new Alpha 8 AI 4K processor, which promises improved AI capabilities and increased performance that will be similar to the Alpha 9 chipset used in 2023’s C3.
Unlike the other models, B4 does not get far-field voice recognition or the Brightness Booster technology that is available from C4 onwards. However, the B4 still gets Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support enjoyed by the C4, G4, and M4.
Last year’s B3 only featured two HDMI 2.1 ports. LG rectified this and has added four HDMI 2.1 ports on the B4, including in the smaller 48-inch version of the TV. The entry-level OLED also gets the much-improved WebOS and can support Multiview for two screens.
The flagship model of LG’s 2024 OLED lineup will be built on the company’s Zero Connect system, where the M4 does not require any cables to project content. The TV wirelessly connects to an external box that beams 4K 144Hz HDR pictures and videos over to its OLED screen.
It also comes equipped with the latest Alpha 11 processor, as well as the Brightness Booster Max technology on all models except the 97-inch. LG promises up to 150% more brightness compared to the B4 variants in small HDR highlight areas.
The M4 also allows wireless audio transmission not only for compatible LG soundbars via WOWCAST but also Dolby Atmos. The Alpha 11’s AI features promise greater details in pictures and have a new “Director Mode” where the TV projects an image as the director intends it to be viewed.
Moreover, LG claims the AI Sound Pro feature will make the sound from the M4’s built-in speakers. It feels like they are coming from 11 virtual sound channels. The flagship OLED also gets AMD FreeSync and Nvidia GSync technology for improved gaming performance.
Both M4 and G4 will be a 4-screen multi-view system, letting users divide the screen into four separate screen playing media from different sources, including TV, HDMI, Spotify, YouTube, CAM, Browser, Miracast, and Airplay.
Apart from the 77, 83, and 95-inch models, LG for the first time will introduce a smaller 65-inch model of the M4. The premium OLED has the company’s One Wall Design, meaning it won’t be coming with a stand.