LG’s OLED-rivalling QNED Mini LED TVs will launch in July

LG’s QNED Mini LED TVs will launch in July
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LG Electronics has announced that its new QNED Mini LED TVs will start rolling out worldwide from July. The QNED99, QNED95, QNED90 and QNED85 span 65-inches to 86-inches and will launch first in North America and Australia before arriving in other regions in the coming weeks.

The new QNEDs combine quantum dot, and NanoCell technologies with a mini LED backlight to increase brightness and the number of dimming zones. LG has said that the top-of-the-line 86-inch 8K QNED TV will be backlit by approximately 30,000 LEDs creating approximately 2500 local dimming zones, which LG says will deliver a contrast ratio ten times better than conventional LCD TVs.

Both of the 8K models are set to feature the top-of-the-range Alpha 9 Gen 4 processor, while the rest of the spec sheet includes support for Dolby Vision/IQ, HDR10, HLG, ALLM, HGiG, along with LG's own dynamic range technology, HDR 10 Pro. 

All models offer 120 Hz native refresh rates with AMD FreeSync, and as announced yesterday, the QNED99 will offer Dolby Vision gaming at 4K/120Hz. Elsewhere expect to see Dolby Atmos, Google Assistant & Alexa Built-in, Apple Airplay 2,  LG's Magic Remote, ThinQ AI and webOS 6.0 smart TV features.

LG has not yet released the pricing for the line-up in all regions, but some retailers already have certain models available for pre-order and Australia has a full pricing list. The QNED99 set is currently listed at £3999 / $3497 / AU$5999 for the 65-inch model, £5999 / $4797 / AU$7799 for the 75-inch model and  £7999 / $6497 / AU$10,799 for the flagship 86-inch model.

The prices for the 4K QNED90 start at £2499 / $1,997 for the 65-inch, with the 75-inch and 86-inch sets at £3699 / $2997 and $3997, respectively.

In Australia, the QNED91 4K will arrive in a 65-inch (AU$4799), 75-inch (AU$5999) and 86-inch (AU$8399) version, and the WNED96 8K will land in a 65-inch (AU$5399) and 75-inch (AU$6599) model.

We'll bring you pricing for the other models as and when it's released.


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Mary is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi? and has over a decade of experience working as a sound engineer mixing live events, music and theatre. Her mixing credits include productions at The National Theatre and in the West End, as well as original musicals composed by Mark Knopfler, Tori Amos, Guy Chambers, Howard Goodall and Dan Gillespie Sells.