LG is one of the most popular TV manufacturers, and the company’s lineup of WebOS-powered smart TVs is usually on par (or slightly ahead of) competing options from TCL, Samsung, and other big names. It wouldn’t be a CES week without some new smart TVs, and in fact, LG has announced its 2022 smart TV lineup and some updates to its webOS software.
First up is the LG 2022 G2 series (not to be confused with the LG G2 smartphone), which is the company’s top tier option with OLED panels. Like last year, there are 55-inch, 65-inch, and 77-inch models in sizes, but LG is now throwing a 97-inch model into the mix. All of them feature LG’s OLED Evo technology, which aims for more realistic picture quality.
There is also the slightly cheaper C2 series, which will be available in 48-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, 77-inch and 83-inch sizes. Some of them will have OLED Evo screens as well, and all of them will have thinner bezels. Most of the C2 and G2 models are equipped with the company’s latest “Alpha 9 Gen 5” processor, but LG has not indicated any enhancements beyond the ability to create 7.1.2 virtual surround sound. Finally, LG also has a couple of new QNED TVs on offer for 2022.
This year’s TVs come with a new version of webOS that LG calls “webOS 22” – the current version is 6.0, but it seems that LG wants to sync the version numbers with the current year. The new update introduces personal profiles so that anyone who uses the TV can set up their own favorites and content recommendations. You can switch profiles through the TV UI or through something LG calls “NFC Magic Tap”. The new update also allows the TV to act as a controller for devices that support the Material standardstarting sometime in the second half of 2022.
LG has not released any pricing or availability details on its new TV models.