LG Electronics is set to launch its new Gallery TV, along with a refreshed model of its Wallpaper TV. Both of the TVs feature 4K OLED displays, webOS, HDMI 2.1 and various Apple features.
The new LG Gallery GX TV (pictured, below) is a replacement for its older E series “picture-in-glass” model, and like its predecessor and Samsung’s The Frame, it’s designed to hang on the wall and double as a work of art when not in use. As for the Wallpaper (pictured, above), this is a super-slim screen designed to sit flush on the wall.
The Gallery GX is a single unit with all ports, speaker and electronics built-into the screen. It comes bundled with a slim wall bracket, and there’s an optional soundbar to boot, LG said. As for the Wallpaper, this comes with a separate speaker and electronics box.
Thanks to the OLED displays, LG is promising superb picture quality with pixel-level control for High Dynamic Range content, with support for Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG. The TVs also support the new Filmmaker Mode that’s meant to reproduce some movies exactly as the creator intended, and they are powered by LG’s latest Alpha 9-3 processor.
Both TVs come with HDMI 2.1 ports and support 4K 120 frames per second inputs from next-generation games consoles such as the new PlayStation 5. The LG GX also supports the HDMI VRR, AMD FreeSync and Nvidia G-Sync variable refresh rate systems.
LG’s webOS platform provides access to apps such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV and Disney+.
Just as with Samsung’s lifestyle collection of TVs, which include The Frame and The Serif, LG is trying to create unique TVs that set themselves apart from other manufacturers. The Wallpaper is a truly unique television that no one else can compete with, though we can’t help but think The Gallery is a somewhat borrowed concept.
LG said The Wallpaper is available in a 65-inch size only, priced at £4,499 in the U.K., while The Gallery is available in a choice of 55-inches and 77-inches, priced at £2,299 and £5,999, respectively.