LG reveals the world's first 48-inch OLED 4K TV, bringing cheap OLED for all

It's also showing off six new 8K TVs, plus a new generation of OLEDs in all sizes

LG 48-inch OLED TV
(Image credit: LG)

If you wanted to treat your living room to the wonders of an OLED 4K TV, you've  needed two things: several thousand pounds, and a space big enough for at least a 55-inch display.

Now, LG is solving one of those two issues, and it should make the other more palatable too. At CES 2020, it's introduced the world's first 48-inch OLED 4K TV, which sits as part of the company's 'CX' line of OLED screens, which is basically it's mid-range selection, including all the latest panel and processing tech for reasonable prices.

And while LG hasn't revealed prices yet, the fact that the new 48-inch OLED sits at the bottom of the range, under the 55-inch CX model that used to be smallest and cheapest option, it should be the most affordable set, too.

The CX range also comes in 55-inch, 65-inch and 77-inch sizes, and will have a new generation of LG's Alpha 9 image processor, which includes more advanced deep learning systems and other trickery to optimise the picture depending on the type of content you're watching.

LG is also updating its higher-end OLEDs, including the design-led new GX range, the ultra-thin (under 3mm) magnetically-mounted WX Wallpaper TV, and even the RX rollable OLED, which should finally get a release.


(Image credit: LG)

On top of all that, LG is updating its 88-inch 8K OLED screen with the latest tech, and introducing a 77-inch 8K OLED model, which is a little more living-room friendly, at least, and is designed to be wall-mounted (whereas the 88-inch model has a huge  stand that it can't be detached from).

There will also be six new 8K TVs based on LG's NanoCell LCD technology. There will be three models – the top-tier Nano99, the mid-range Nano97, and the (relatively) entry-level Nano95. All three models will come in 65-inch and 75-inch sizes.

Matthew Bolton

Matt is T3's former AV and Smart Home Editor (UK), master of all things audiovisual, overseeing our TV, speakers and headphones coverage. He also covered smart home products and large appliances, as well as our toys and games articles. He's can explain both what Dolby Vision IQ is and why the Lego you're building doesn't fit together the way the instructions say, so is truly invaluable. Matt has worked for tech publications for over 10 years, in print and online, including running T3's print magazine and launching its most recent redesign. He's also contributed to a huge number of tech and gaming titles over the years. Say hello if you see him roaming the halls at CES, IFA or Toy Fair. Matt now works for our sister title TechRadar.