The result of exchanges, once again, with our Korean colleagues, one of the big news in the Oled LG 2023 TV series concerns the LG G3 series, which will inaugurate MLA (Micro Lenses Array) technology, resulting in a luminous highlight in the increase of + 70%. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the LG booth at the CES 2023 in Las Vegas, which opens its doors on January 5.
Please note that this figure of +70% for the peak illumination of a TV equipped with the MLA process is to be compared to the Oled LG A3 or LG B3 TV series, more or less identical to the Oled LA A2 and LG B2 TV. series. This means approximately a gain of +20% compared to an LG G2 equipped with an EX panel, a value far from low.
LG G3 MLA Oled TV, microlens technology
As a reminder, the MLA process (originally called Metal Illuminated Lens Array, see our news LG Display responds to QD Oled Samsung Display technology with an Oled Smart TV that offers 2,000 nits) lies in the addition of microlenses to the Oled TV panel, the purpose of which is to optimize the path of the light generated by the diodes in order to direct it completely outwards, i.e. on the panel side. So if a classic OLED panel, when it leaves the factory, shows a luminous peak of approximately 800 nits and an OLED EX approximately 1,000 nits, a panel equipped with microlenses should reach a peak of 1,100/1,200 nits. Another positive point, this better light efficiency would also have implications for energy efficiency, again improved, for lower final consumption (see our news published last May: LG Display experiments with process to increase Oled brightness by 20%). Slightly negative point, these micro lenses, directives, imply a smaller angle of view. But nothing is too bad according to our information.
LG G3 MLA Oled TV, only on the 55”/65” and 77” diagonals
According to our sources, the MLA process will again not concern all the diagonals in the LG G3 Oled TV series. If the 55” (140 cm), 65” (165 cm) and 77” (196 cm) models will benefit from it, the 83” (211 cm) and 97” (246 cm) models will not. At least, as we sensed through a previous news published on the occasion of the IFA show in Berlin 2022 last September (see our IFA 22 news > Oled TV panel, LG Display announces a new generation 2023), the teaser orchestrated by LG at its booth announcing a new generation of Oled panels for 2023 (see photo above) therefore relates to the integration of MLA technology.