New QNED Mini LED TVs to Pace LG’s 2021 LCD Lineup

Being introduced at virtual CES 2021, the flagship 86-inch 8K QNED TV is among 10 new 4K & 8K LCD models; Mini LED TVs feature LG’s advanced backlighting by 30,000 tiny LEDs.


LG Electronics will introduce its first-ever QNED Mini LED TVs at the all-digital CES 2021 as its highlight product offering among its 2021 premium LCD TV lineup.

Overall, LG says its 2021 lineup includes 10 new 4K and 8K models covering a wide range of large screen sizes of up to 86 inches. The company’s flagship 86-inch 8K QNED TV will be on display in LG’s virtual exhibition booth during CES 2021 starting January 11, as the company again looks to the annual tradeshow to present its premium new solutions, despite the latest edition moving to the virtual format due to the pandemic.

“Our new QNED Mini LED series is a premium home entertainment option that expands and improves the LCD TV space and gives consumers another terrific viewing choice,” states Nam Ho-jun, senior vice president of R&D at LG’s Home Entertainment Company in an announcement.

“These TVs deliver an experience that set them apart from other LCD TVs and speak to our commitment to innovation and pushing the standard forward.”

Advanced Backlighting, Dimming Aid LG Mini LED TV Picture Quality

With OLED at the pinnacle of LG’s TV offerings with its self-lit pixels and independent dimming control, LG says its QNED Mini LED TVs offer a compelling option for consumers by featuring its own high level of backlighting and dimming technologies.

The new TVs incorporate a new panel structure enhanced by LG’s advanced Mini LED backlighting to deliver more immersive viewing in the LCD space, according to the company.

LG’s Mini LED backlighting comprises up to almost 30,000 tiny LEDs that produce incredible peak brightness and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 when paired with up to 2,500 dimming zones and advanced local dimming technology.

LG states the QNED Mini LED TVs are its first to combine quantum dot and NanoCell technology in one product, helping to provide more accurate colors while the advanced LED backlight offers better contrast and deeper blacks for images.

The TVs also offer a refresh rate of up to 120Hz to render motion smoothly and more naturally, the company adds. Altogether, the results serve up stunning HDR picture quality with life-like imagery, LG says.

“Mini LED technology is not new – we showed some prototypes at CES 2020 – but it brings very distinct benefits to LCD world,” Tim Alessi, LG’s senior director of product marketing told press members during a pre-CES briefing. “Using those, we can really get much better performance out of an LCD.”

Pricing and availability have yet to be announced by LG.