LG announces new ‘QNED’ Mini-LED TVs ahead of CES 2021

LG Electronics has announced it will be introducing its first ever QNED Mini-LED TVs. Don’t be mistaken however, because the “QNED” as LG is using here DOES NOT stand for “Quantum Nano Emitting Diodes” a next-gen display technology expected to bring the goodness of OLED and QLED displays through the use of nanorod LEDs. Instead, LG is using the QNED branding by taking the Q from its Quantum dot TVs, and the N from its NANOCELL TVs.

The company explains that the QNED Mini-LED TV combines its Quantum dot and NanoCell technology, producing incredibly accurate colours with advanced LED backlight offering better contrast and deeper blacks for images, while rendering motion more smoothly and naturally. There’s a new panel structure enhanced by LG’s Mini LED backlighting that gives the TVs a life-like feel, which the company says will deliver a truly immersive experience. 

LG says that incorporating Quantum dot and NanoCell tech with Mini LEDs gives the QNED TVs brightness and contrast that is far superior to that of conventional LCD televisions. The 2021 lineup will include 10 new 4K and 8K models covering a wide range of large screen sizes up to 86-inches.

With a refresh rate of up to 120Hz, these TVs will render motion smoothly and more naturally. In addition, they will have up to 30,000 tiny LEDs that produce incredible peak brightness and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 when paired with 2,500 dimming zones and advanced local dimming technology for the 86-inch 8K QNED. This will result in excellent HDR image quality with outstanding contrast and blacks, a wide colour gamut and incredible colour accuracy. 

The new TVs will be unveiled at the upcoming digital CES event where the company will also unveil its 2021 lineup of premium LCD TVs. LG’s top-of-the-line 86-inch 8K QNED TV will be on display in LG’s virtual exhibition booth during CES 2021. 

Later on in the second half of 2021, the new QNED TVs will be available in the Kenyan market. Pricing hasn’t yet been shared.

“Our new QNED series is a premium home entertainment option that expands and improves the LCD TV space and gives consumers seeking to upgrade their viewing experience another terrific choice,” said Nam Ho-jun, senior vice president of R&D at LG’s Home Entertainment Company. 

He added, “These TVs deliver an experience that sets them apart from other LCD TVs through stunningly life-like images that seem to shed the confines of the screen and enter the user’s space. This speaks to our commitment to innovation and pushing the standard forward.” 

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