LG’s new mini LED TVs, branded “QNED”, will be released worldwide next month. The company has announced. The lineup consists of three sets, 8K QNED99 and QNED95, and 4K QNED90, which range in size from 65 to 86 inches. LG says the TVs will be launched for the first time in North America, with additional segments being followed “in the coming weeks”.
Mini LEDs are a relatively new type of display technology that uses an array of thousands of small LEDs as a backlight on a screen. Because they are plentiful (up to 30,000 in the case of 86-inch QNED99), they can create a sharp contrast between the light and dark areas of an image. LG Technology says it was previously used on DCL and some TVs Apple’s latest 12.9-inch iPod Pro, Allowing “10 times better variation rate” than regular LCD TVs.
LG markets the Mini LED as a “big leap in LCD TV image quality”, but not at the level of an LED TV, where its unique pixels glow to create an image (mini LED, LED still shines through an LCD layer). Not to be confused with Samsung’s outrageous price of mini LEDs Microlet Technology, it also uses an array of small LEDs, but without the need for an LCD layer.
We have approached LG to clarify the price for the full range of QNED TVs (LG’s US site Still lists them as “coming soon”) but based on an earlier statement From FlatPanelsHD They are unlikely to come cheap. The 8K QNED99 75-inch model is said to start at $ 5,000 and increase to 000 8,000 for the 86-inch version, while the 4K QNED90 86-inch model is said to cost up to 000 4,000.