LG unveils super slim TV at CES Show in Las Vegas

Models display the G6, LG Electronics (LG)'s newest flagship 4K HDR-enabled, 77-inch OLED TV which boasts an ultra-thin 2.57mm OLED panel with a translucent glass back and forward-facing sound bar speaker system, at a press conference on CES Press Day.
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The battle for the title of best new television kicked off at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, with titans in the field offering new, slim, smart, ultra high definition models.

LG Electronics organic light-emitting diode (Oled) television is thinner than four stacked credit cards.

The television is an unprecedented 2.57mm thick, LG Electronics USA marketing vice-president David VanderWaal said during an on-stage presentation.

Oled displays have pixels that emit their own light, whereas the pixels in LCD TVs are illuminated by backlights.

Oled screens boast deeper blacks, allowing for a wider range of colour than LCD displays. They also tend to come with higher price tags.

Samsung unveiled a new line of ultra high definition LCD televisions capable not only of streaming games or shows from the Internet, but also able to serve as command centres for smart home devices such as locks, lights, thermostats and appliances.

TVs are not the only gadgets at the show, which ends tomorrow, AFP reported.

SMARTER TECH

There are also drones, cars, robots, jewellery and appliances, and the new technology on display promises to be even smarter and friendlier.

The annual tech extravaganza has more than 3,600 exhibitors.

Mr Brian Blau, an analyst with Gartner, a US-based information technology research and advisory company, told AFP: "There are always a couple of winners at CES and sometimes, there are the sleepers that turn out to be the cool thing."

Mr Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, said: "The CES is the centre stage for amazing innovations that will drive our industry to US$287 billion (S$412 billion) in sales (for the US) this year.

"I'm like a kid in a candy store this week, surrounded by mind-blowing innovation that is truly improving the human experience.

"Our world is changing as technology connects us all and works to solve the impossible."

Intel also announced a number of innovations that incorporate Intel's technologies, Xinhua reported.

One product is the Oakley Radar Pace smart eyewear, which has a real-time, voice-activated coaching system designed to improve athletes' training and performance.

Another example is the Yuneec Typhoon H Drone, which uses Intel's RealSense technology to avoid collisions in real time.

This year's event is expected to attract more than 150,000 visitors.


This article was first published on January 8, 2016.
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