LG to Release 4 Millimeter-Thick TV in Latest Model

David VanderWaal, vice president of marketing for LG Electronics USA, unveils the LG Signature OLED TV W during an LG news conference before CES International, Wednesday in Las Vegas. Photo: John Locher / Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — Electronics company LG will release new television sets including an ultra-slim model that’s less than 4 millimeters (0.15 inch) thick, a representative announced Thursday at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas.

The company is achieving this by moving many of the bulky components  such as graphic cards  into a separate box connected to the screen with just a cord. The speakers are also separated; the TV has two round, retractable speakers on top.

The new TV will also have better audio, using Dolby Atmos technology, along with high-end OLED screen technology. OLED  which stands for organic light-emitting diode  can produce better pictures because each pixel produces light individually. Traditional TVs are backlit and use filters to block out light  but not well enough to produce pure black. OLED is rare in TVs and is currently found mostly in smartphones.


LG will have non-OLED models, too, and promises new technology to make colors more vibrant. LG also says an LG Technicolor mode will be added to TVs in 2017 to add to color accuracy.


Samsung, LG, Sony and others are unveiling new offerings at CES that highlight higher-resolution pictures, thinner displays and brighter colors. The moves come as high-definition and 4K TVs are becoming cheaper and more mainstream, so top TV makers are competing for the higher end of the market.

LG says it will release prices in February and start selling them in March.