LG 42-inch OLED TV will be postponed until early 2022

As one of the world’s largest TV manufacturers, LG plans to launch 42-inch OLED TVs early next year, which will appear in the new TV lineup in 2022. This TV is optimized for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X and other game consoles and is considered to be very suitable for playing games in the room.

According to a report by the Korea Economic Daily, some insiders said that LG may showcase this 42-inch OLED TV at the CES 2022 exhibition in early January next year. At the beginning of May this year, there have been rumors that LG plans to launch a 42-inch OLED TV in the second half of this year. The reason for changing the release time and abandoning the launch at the end of this year is that LG hopes to add this model TV to next year’s TV lineup, so as to maximize marketing efforts.

This size of the TV is very suitable for the current global home trend, you can experience the visual enjoyment brought by large-screen games in a small room. Currently, LG’s OLED TVs have a minimum size of 48 inches. For example, the size of C1 series OLED TVs is between 48 inches and 83 inches. For some users who live in smaller units or rent a house outside, 42 inches will be more attractive. LG also hopes that this smaller size can attract more gamers, especially users with higher image quality requirements.

LG said that this TV is optimized for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, using advanced video processing technology, and can provide a refresh rate of 120Hz at 4K resolution. In fact, LG’s 2021 OLED TVs, including the G1 and C1 series, are compatible with 4K@120Hz Dolby Vision games, becoming the industry’s first TV product to support such image solutions.

Market research firm Omdia predicts that this year’s 120Hz refresh rate TV panel shipments will increase by 7% compared to 2020, while the total TV panel shipments are expected to fall by 1% during the same period. This also shows from the side that the demand for game players is huge, and the number of these players is still growing.