After the huge success of LG’s OLED C1 series launch, it was no surprise to see the Korean company announce an improved version of their best-selling OLED TV series. The new lineup of OLED TVs would be coined the LG C2 series and should feature an exciting set of improvements over the fan-favorite C1 Series. Furthermore, the global TV brand has also stated it will be releasing its smallest TV yet – a 42″ OLED TV.
With so much anticipation surrounding the new TV lineup, we’ve rounded up all the latest news, release dates, pricing, and specs so you know exactly what to expect from one of this year’s best TVs.
LG C2 release date: What we know so far
While we don’t have any concrete information to suggest a firm release date, we do know that the LG C2 OLED series will be launching sometime in 2022.
The new C2 lineup was officially announced at this year’s CES 2022 – sparking huge excitement amongst TV enthusiasts. The Korean electronics company says that the C2 will follow the same core principles as the C1 series, meaning it’ll no doubt become hugely popular amongst both gamers and everyday content consumers.
LG OLED C2 specifications
One of the big announcements to be unveiled over the past couple of months regarding the LG C2 is how it will now feature the same OLED Evo technology that was originally reserved for the flagship G-series TVs. Not only will this guarantee better performance when comparing the C1 to the C2 series, but it also sparks similar comparisons against the new G2 range as well.
G2 comparison aside, LG’s OLED Evo panel technology will offer up greater peak brightness by using deuterium – an organic material that should; offer a longer lifespan, withstand higher voltages, and includes a green-emitting layer for a greater visual experience.
The C2 OLED range will also feature the LG’s latest Alpha 9 Gen 4 processor that offers up deep learning capabilities in order to detect and enhance picture quality. The new software used in these panels should aid in more efficient AI upscaling too. On top of this, users can expect greater granular enhancements thanks to a new Dynamic Tone-mapping Pro algorithm that will subdivide the screen into more manageable areas (by around 10).
Like the C1 series, LG’s C2 range of TVs will also feature the console-friendly HDMI 2.1 interface – allowing console gamers to reap the rewards of 4K gameplay at 120Hz. Better yet, the HDMI 2.1 certification will now offer an uncapped bandwidth of 48gbps – 8gbps more than the original C1 series. Oh, and that still includes VRR technology to help eliminate screen tear artifacts that plague lesser TVs.
LG has also deployed HGIG settings that should improve HDR performance in games and boost contrast too. Like its predecessor, the C2 will also feature a dedicated Game Optimiser menu for fine-tuning the performance of this panel when console gaming. Users will benefit from Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos sound when using this panel.
LG C2-Series: Sizing
So, what sizes can we expect from the new LG OLED C2-series?
Well, as you’d expect, most of the sizes in the C1 series will also become available in the C2 series. However, and potentially most exciting, is the new 42 inch OLED TV – the smallest OLED TV LG has designed.
LG C2 size guide
- LG OLED42C2
- LG OLED48C2
- LG OLED55C2
- LG OLED65C2
- LG OLED77C2
- LG OLED83C2
LG C2 potential price
Again, LG has kept things pretty tight from a pricing perspective. No official information has yet to air regarding pricing, however, we believe that the new C2 range should fall within the same pricing spectrum as the C1-series.
If that is the case, the following prices should be expected for the LG OLED C2 range:
- LG OLED42C2 ($1,099)
- LG OLED48C2 ($1,499)
- LG OLED55C2 ($1,799)
- LG OLED65C2 ($2,499)
- LG OLED77C2 ($3,699)
- LG OLED83C2 ($5,999)
Should you buy the LG C2 when it releases?
So, there you have it, everything we currently know about the LG C2 OLED TV series – including up-to-date information on release dates, pricing, and specifications.
Whether you should buy the LG C2 really comes down to your requirements. The C1-series was a hugely popular panel, offering up great performance in both general use and gaming scenarios. However, it looks like the C2 is set to eclipse it in a big way.
If you want a great gaming TV that sits in the middle of the price spectrum, the LG C2 looks set to tick a lot of the right boxes.