LG have announced a very interesting new monitor at this year’s CES event. The UltraFine 32EP950 OLED Pro display will feature a 31.5″ sized OLED panel with 3840 x 2160 (4K) resolution. This will be the company’s first venture in to the monitor market with their very popular OLED technology. The screen is aimed at professional high end uses including video production, movie editing and colour critical work.
Update 13/1/21: as reported by FlatpanelsHD, JOLED has today confirmed in a statement that LG’s OLED monitor features a JOLED panel: “LG Electronics (LG), today announced a collaboration aiming to deliver superior productivity for creative industry professionals through LG’s new premium 32-inch monitor LG UltraFine Display OLED Pro. This product featuring JOLED’s advanced OLED display will be unveiled by LG at CES 2021.”
Update 30/3/21 – further details about the new JOLED monitor OLED panels can be found in our news piece here.
What we know so far from the short press video is that the 32EP950 will offer a 31.5″ sized OLED panel with 3840 x 2160 resolution. A wide colour gamut covering 99% DCI-P3 and 99% Adobe RGB is also mentioned. There are defined colour modes for working with BT.709, DCI-P3 and BT.2100 content as well
The OLED panel offers per pixel dimming for exceptional HDR capabilities, including a quoted 1 million:1 contrast ratio. Although with the ability to turn each individual pixel off to true black, this would create in theory an infinite contrast ratio.
Connectivity is also mentioned in the video with USB type-C (power delivery of 90W), 2x DisplayPort (must be v1.4), 1x HDMI (unclear on which version) and 3x USB ports listed so far. KVM capability is also listed.
Given it’s target market for professional uses we expect gaming features to be absent here and for it to be an expensive high-end display for sure.
More information and details as we get them.
Update 13/1/21: Some further specs have been released now for this display. It has a 60Hz refresh rate (not surprising given it’s aimed at professional users and not gamers), 1ms response time (realistic on an OLED) and conforms to the ‘VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black’ certification level.
Update 8/2/21: US retailer B&H have listed a smaller LG OLED monitor on their website, even though the 32EP950 has yet to appear on any retailer. They have a smaller 27″ model, the 27EP950 listed now although there are currently no images or specs listed. It is available to pre-order at $2996.99 and is listed as “coming soon”. More info on this 27″ model when we get it.
Update 19/3/21: 2 further similar models with built in calibration sensors and a few extra features have also been announced.
Source: LG press video