CES 2018: LG to ship ThinQ OLED and Super UHD TVs with Google Assistant

LG Google Assistant

If reports are to be believed, the Televisions manufactured by LG will be integrated with Google Assistant. During the sidelines of the CES 2018, the company has revealed that the ThinQ OLED and SUPER UHD TVs will ship with Google Assistant.

If the TV’s are infused with Google Assistant, then you can simply issue voice commands to enable the TV to perform a specific task. Interestingly, Amazon also upped the ante and disclosed the addition of Amazon Alexa on select laptops that will be released in 2018.

According to LG, the Google Assistant enabled TVs will be available only in select markets. However, we don’t have any information about the regions. To begin with, the company will roll out the feature in countries such as China, Korea, and the US followed by India. Based on rumors, the LG ThinQ TVs will be capable of performing advanced functions on top of the default system.

The upcoming OLED and SUPER UHD TVs will be embedded with LG α (Alpha) 9 processor and an advanced nano cell technology. You will be able to establish connectivity with gaming consoles and external soundbars including other accessories.

The company has decided to tap the AI-enabled technology since it has become an unavoidable part. The purpose of the Alpha 9 processor is to enhance the overall quality of the image. Moreover, the TV will be able to deliver natural colors with the correction algorithm. This is achieved by expanding the reference colour coordinates seven times higher than the previous counterparts.

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There are reports that the LG OLED TVs and Super UHD TVs will also provide support for Dolby Atmos surround sound in addition to HDR. The company will ship the new TVs integrated with a webOS with a refreshed user interface. Moreover, you can also expect a specialized algorithm with improved dynamic tone mapping to enable HDR processing frame by frame.

We don’t have any specific information as to when LG will unveil the next-generation Television sets with advanced technologies. You can expect the launch before the end of Q2 2018.

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