Today in Las Vegas, there was a presentation of the main new products of LG. The focus was on the flagship LG TV SIGNATURE series W, the company also talked about the new "smart" refrigerators and their robots, but about everything in order.
LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W
OLED-TV LG SIGNATURE 2016 received a stylish stand with built-in acoustics, which allowed to reduce the thickness of the panel. The new Picture-on-Wall design speaks for itself - the W-series models are fixed to the wall and connected to a nearby standing soundbar with Dolby Atmos technology. 4K-TVs also claimed support for HDR and Dolby Vision. The operating system WebOS 3.5 does not differ much from previous versions. The company also announced a partnership with Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Vudu, apparently to pay more attention to 4K content in the interface.
In March, sales of a 65-inch OLED TV will begin, and a model with a diagonal of 77 inches will appear later. Prices of new products will be announced closer to the release. In addition to the W7 series, the 2017 line also includes B7, C7, E7 and G7 TVs with a diagonal of 55 inches.
Refrigerator LG Smart InstaView
At the IFA 2016 exhibition, the Korean company showed a refrigerator running Windows 10, but then at LG decided that it was useless to use other people's developments. The updated model works on proprietary webOS, and the voice assistant Alexa is integrated into the system. The translucent display allows you to look inside the interior without opening the door. On the screen you can leave notes, print recipes, manage music playback and do online shopping.
Robots, robots and once again robots
Right during the presentation, a robot with the speaking title Airport Guide Robot left the stage. It will help travelers navigate the Incheon International Airport. The assistant speaks English, Japanese, Chinese and Korean. He can be asked questions, and by scanning the user's ticket, the robot will provide detailed information about the flight, including the exact time of the start of registration.
LG Hub Robot and Mini look not so interesting. They use Alexa's voice assistant, it's like an Amazon Echo column with a screen-like option. It can display the necessary information, for example recipes or a photo of the contents of the refrigerator (if it has a camera). LG Hub Robot is able to control "smart" home appliances and is used as the main think tank, and his younger Mini brothers can be placed in other rooms.
Continuing the topic of helpers for airports, LG showed the robot vacuum cleaner Airport Cleaning Robot, which will maintain cleanliness in the terminals, avoiding collisions with passengers. Also, a robotic lawnmower and a home robotic vacuum cleaner with artificial intelligence, capable of recognizing the feet on the floor and even asking the owner to raise his legs or step aside (the cleaner of the XXI century!) Were also demonstrated. The prices and the timing of the release of all new products LG modestly silent.
Prior to this, LG showed a levitating column, K-series smartphones and Gram notebooks.
Sources: The Verge . Engadget , LG , Gizmodo
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