LG goes toe-to-toe with Samsung with new AI-compatible ultra-thin ‘Gallery Series’ TV
LG goes toe-to-toe with Samsung with new AI-compatible ultra-thin “Gallery Series” TV designed to mimic an artwork
- LG follows in the steps of Samsung with a TV that is designed to look like illustrations
- The device becomes thinner than the Samsung frame at just 20 mm
- New TVs will also use an AI processor to control more functions
- Filmmaker Mode uses AI to present films in their original form
LG has done a swipe to Samsung with a new line of OLED TVs that will act as a ‘work of art’.
On Monday, Korean technology company LG unveiled no fewer than 14 new smart TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show, including a ‘Gallery series’ that sits close to the wall and simulates a work of art.
The outer edge of the TV is designed to simulate a real photo frame and is available in three different sizes: a 55, 65 and 77 inch.
LA unveiled this week at CES in Las Vegas its new GX line of OLED televisions, which it promises to be one of the thinnest ever made by the company
The 65-inch model measures only 20 mm wide and is therefore one of the thinnest TVs ever made by LG.
The TVs reflect a premium Samsung product, the frame, which was originally released in 2017.
The frame is intended to blend into houses by simulating a work of art. The TV is only 2.5 cm thick and comes with various attachable frame options in wood grain and solid colors.
Both the Gallery series from LG and The Frame use an ‘Art Mode’ that can be used to display high-definition illustrations when they are not in use.
To get access to the catalog of 800 photos from Samsung, customers have to pay $ 4.99 extra per month.
The frame initially went on sale in 2017, but a new release will have a QLED display that can improve the quality of even 4K images.
The Gallery series of TVs will have an ‘Art Mode’ that will display high-definition artwork on the screen when it does not show television or streaming video
However, LG has an advantage over Samsung in the width department, because the frame is two centimeters thick compared to the 20 mm of LG.
In terms of software, LG has also unveiled a number of hardware enhancements that enhance the capabilities of a newly released 8K, Oled TV called the NanoCell series.
LG has equipped its NanoCell series with a new AI processor that uses upgraded power and in-depth learning algorithms to improve TV quality and enable other specialized functions for different types of content, including movies, games and sports.
One of those functions is what LG calls the Filmmaker mode, which was designed with the help of Hollywood directors and intended to deliver images as the makers intended.
The Gallery series of TVs will also have a ‘Filmmaker mode’ that will disable certain effects such as motion smoothing and sharpening to ensure that films ‘faithfully replicate the director’s original vision’.
The function works by eliminating certain post-processing effects, such as smooth movements, noise reduction, and sharpening, while maintaining image proportions, colors, and image rates to “faithfully replicate the director’s original vision.”
LG will also use its new AI to control a slightly more controversial function that actively listens to users’ voice commands to operate the device, something that can be activated by saying “Hello LG.”
Unlike earlier versions that are built into the remote control, many of the newest TVs from LG have a built-in microphone. The company says users can turn off their microphone at any time.
LG’S NEW OLED TVS
RX Signature series (roll-up TV)
ZX Signature series (8K OLED)
WX Signature series (“wallpaper” OLED TV)
GX Signature series (new Gallery series)
- 77 inch
- 65 inch
- 55 inch
- 48 inch