LG adds QNED Mini LED TVs to the 2021 series

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The King of OLED TVs finally get on the mini-LED train. Last night LG announced that he plans to launch his first ‘QNED’ TV at CES 2021.

While LG will brand it QNED, these luxury LCD TVs will feature mini-LED technology. If you are not familiar with mini-LEDs, they are basically tiny little LEDs that are about a fifth of the size of current LEDs. This means that for less than OLED you can get more precise backlighting, as well as better contrast and brightness. According to the EdgeLG calls its version of mini-LED ‘QNED’ because the TVs combine both the quantum color (Q), its own NanoCell technology (the N), and you know, LEDs (the ED). Just do not confuse it with QLED and OLED.

LG’s 2021 QNED series contains 10 4K and 8K TVs, the largest of which is 86 centimeters in size. If you want to get further in the numbers, the TVs will have 30,000 small LEDs for an alleged contrast ratio of 1,000,000: 1 and up to 2,5000 dimming zones. Like the other LG TVs, these babies will also have a 120Hz refresh rate. TL; DR – these QNED TVs should have excellent contrast, HDR image quality and better color accuracy than a typical LED TV.

If you want to compare, TCL also uses mini-LEDs 8-series TVs, which have 25,000 LEDs and 1,000 zones, and its cheaper 6-series, what about 1,000 LEDs and 240 zones. Samsung is also rumors to launch the first mini-LED TVs in the first half of 2021. The wave mini-LED screens are also not just limited to TVs. MSI launched a mini-LED laptop this year, while rumors have it that Apple can adopt mini-LED as early as 2021 in as many as six devices.

As with most CES-related announcements, we do not know exactly how much these LG QNED TVs will cost. That said, they will definitely be cheaper than the company’s OLED TVs. At least we can peek at the 86-inch 8K LG QNED from January 11 at LG’s virtual booth at CES 2021. Although it probably will not look nearly as beautiful by our bad webcams.