Navigate to LG Australia’s Facebook page and you’ll likely spot more than a few comments asking a pertinent question: “when is the 48-inch CX coming to Australia!?” It’s a fair demand seeing as the 48-inch is the most accessible OLED LG has made to date, featuring much of what has made the CX considered one of the best available, in a smaller, more affordable format.
We even copped a fair few e-mail inquiries ourselves when we published our review of the 65-inch LG NanoCell 91. “Where’s the 48-inch?” they asked. “We don’t know,” was our reply.
Well, we know now.
This week, LG Electronics has officially confirmed that the coveted TV is indeed coming to our shores as early as this September. It’ll feature the future-proof gaming capabilities that LG has been (rightfully) proud of, as well as a high pixel density of eight-million pixels to help deliver exceptionally vivid and sharp 4K picture quality.
The 4K UHD panel with 3840 x 2160 resolution will also benefit from NVIDIA G-SYN when it comes to gaming, helping meet the ideal frame rate of the connected hardware. low input lag and HDMI 2.1’s low latency mode, 1ms pixel response time, and a dedicated gaming pre-set should keep gamers very satisfied, as well as support for AMD FreeSync Premium and a Variable Refresh Rate.
Audio should be no issue with an eARC HDMI 2.1 port ready, willing and able to handle next-gen consoles and modern soundbars with uncompressed Dolby Atmos sound. LG has also included a deep-learning based AI Sound Acoustic Tuning system to maximise the sound signature as a function of the TV’s environment.
The TV supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision at up to 120fps for 4K HDR content so you can expect the same stunning picture quality seen on the 55-inch, 65-inch, 77-inch and 88-inch OLED models.
“We continue to push boundaries with our home entertainment offering at LG whilst meeting the needs of a wide range of Australian consumers.” said Tony Brown, Marketing Manager for Home Entertainment, LG Electronics Australia. “We first showcased the 48-inch OLED TV at CES and are excited to finally bring our premium OLED display technology to the mid-size TV market.”
While no retail price has been officially confirmed by LG, we do know that the current RRP in the UK starts from £1,499.
Australians can pre-register their interest in purchasing the 48-inch here.