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LG's 2021 OLED lineup. [credit: LG ]
Today is the first day of the annual Consumer Electronics Show, and while 2021 is obviously an irregular year, that hasn't stopped the routine unveiling of new product refreshes from Big Tech companies. That includes LG, which is at this point may be best known for the OLED TVs and OLED panels it provides to other companies for their own devices.
LG's updates to its OLED lineup are going to be modest for most buyers this year. The company is touting brighter HDR on its highest-end TVs, but most people won't splurge for those devices, so we're mostly looking at lightly expanded gaming features and response-time improvements, as well as new or ostensibly improved AI-driven picture optimizations. Generally, no one who bought an LG OLED last year is going to feel like they jumped the gun too soon here.
The bigger story, then, may be OLED making its way into smaller and smaller screen sizes. Last year, LG introduced its first 48-inch OLED TVs, which was a sizable drop from the previous floor of 55 inches. But the company seems to going even smaller in late 2021, and we might even see LG's panels finally venturing into desktop-monitor territory in the somewhat near future.
Last year's CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, marked the last time for a long time many of us would be chatting face-to-face, exchanging invisible respiratory droplets, handling the same germy gadgets, and enjoying food and drinks in windowless restaurants.
This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, the annual CES takes place entirely on our computer screens. The first-ever completely remote staging of the consumer tech industry's tentpole event starts on Monday, January 11.