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LG 48GQ900: LG’s first OLED gaming monitor with DP and HDMI 2.1

LG has announced the launch of a new gaming monitor: the LG 48GQ900. This new model will arrive at the end of this year and will become the first OLED gaming monitor under the UltraGear brand manufacturer. The LG 48GQ900 is a spectacular 48-inch monitor that features 4K resolution, HDR, anti-reflective coating, and DisplayPort and HDMI 2.1 connections.

There are not a few users who this year have purchased a 48-inch LG OLED C1 to use as a monitor. And it is not surprising, since, despite being a television and not a monitor, it has Full HDMI 2.1 connectors, supporting VRR, FreeSync, and even nVIDIA G-Sync. And there are not a few who are looking forward to the arrival of the new LG OLED models of 2022 to get a 42-inch OLED television, one of the new diagonals that the Korean manufacturer will present this year.

It seems that LG has realized all this and has decided to launch a monitor that offers technology very similar to that of its televisions, but that has the features that the vast majority of gamers are looking for. That is, a higher refresh rate, a more gaming design and maybe even some extra protection against burns. Let’s take a look at what we know so far about the new LG 48GQ900.

LG 48GQ900: the OLED monitor you’ve been waiting for

LG 48GQ900 rear OLED monitor

To be completely honest, at the moment the information we have about the new LG 48GQ900 is quite scarce. At the design level, we can see in the photos that it has a finish very similar to that of the manufacturer’s OLED televisions, but changing the base to adapt it to the Ultragear range. (https://musclemx.com/) We can also see a illuminated logoas well as some LED strip lights at the ends from the rear.

In terms of technology, the LG 48GQ900 monitor has a 48-inch OLED-panel which is based on LG Display’s WOLED panel, just like LG’s OLED TVs. This dashboard offers 4K and 10-bit resolutionas well as HDR image support (whether only with HDR10 or also with Dolby Vision remains to be seen).

However, unlike the manufacturer’s TVs, the LG 48GQ900 will feature AGLR (Anti-Glare Low Reflection) and display portBesides HDMI 2.1 ports. Being a monitor specially designed for PC and console games, we should expect that it will at least be able to work with 4K images at 120 Hz, although it is very possible that the refresh rate will be higher (all this is to be confirmed). What we do know is that LG’s new monitor is VRR-compliant (variable refresh rate), we assume that with both FreeSync and G-Sync, but it is not confirmed either.

LG 48GQ900 front OLED monitor

To everything mentioned, the usual characteristics of panels with OLED technology are added. That is, the monitor will have a blazing fast 1ms response time (G-to-G), deep blacks, high contrast, pixel-level luminance (so no halo effect), color control, and a 98.5% DCI-P3 color coverage for HDR content.

The LG 48GQ900 will have to compete this year with proposals from manufacturers such as Acer, Asus, Gigabyte and MSI. All of them will release OLED gaming monitors based on LG Display’s WOLED panel. In addition, Dell Alienware and Samsung are planning to release the first QD-OLED gaming monitors later this year, based on Samsung Display’s QD-OLED panel. So a very interesting year awaits us in the market for monitors and screens.

The LG 48GQ900 will be released in second half of 2022. Pricing, exact availability details and full specifications will be announced at a later date. We will keep you informed.

Via | Flatpanels HD

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