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LG teases its next-gen OLED EX-based TVs ahead of CES 2022

LG teases its new OLED EX technology. (Source: LG)
LG teases its new OLED EX technology. (Source: LG)
LG has introduced its latest form of organic light-emitting diode technology as OLED EX. The OEM claims that this new type of panel incorporates deuterium to further enhance display brightness and performance in the resulting TV screens. OLED EX devices are also projected to be thinner with slimmer bezels compared to current models.

CES 2022 is now just days away; however, it seems LG just could not wait to share details on its latest type of organic display material. This new product, known as OLED EX, is touted to improve on the OEM's current top-end panels in terms of brightness, stability, image reproduction and thickness.

LG asserts that this has been done by integrating deuterium into these new diodes, in the place of everyday regular hydrogen as normal. The material is incredibly rare in nature; however, the electronics giant claims to have developed a process by which it can be "extracted" from water for use in OLED EX.

This upgrade is rated to raise the brightness emitted at increased efficiency for longer. These apparent deuterium-enabled enhancements are to be augmented by a "personalized algorithm" that analyzes the use of up to 33 million diodes (enough for an 8K TV, in other words) over time to display the best picture possible while conserving energy.

LG also estimates that a TV with this new kind of display would also gain in terms of design, as its panel could be up to 30% thinner compared to current models. The company also believes that a 65-inch OLED EX TV could have a bezel of as little as 4mm wide, compared to about 6mm in the current generation.

Therefore, the OEM could stand to make some bold claims while showcasing its next-gen TVs at the upcoming Las Vegas tech show. On the other hand, its factories in Guangzhou, China and Paju, South Korea can only start making OLED EX panels from the second quarter of 2022; therefore, the new big-screen devices emerging from these plants might be late-year releases at best.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-12-31 (Update: 2021-12-31)