At CES 2021, LG has unveiled its very first OLED monitor. The ‘UltraFine OLED Pro’ has 4K resolution and is aimed at professionals working with photos, video and graphics.
LG’s first OLED monitor
LG’s 31.5-inch 32EP950 monitor features 4K resolution, 1,000,000:1 native contrast ratio with deep blacks, 99% DCI-P3 coverage, 99% Adobe RGB coverage, and KVM capabilities. If you do not know what those terms mean, this monitor is not for you. LG’s ‘UltraFine OLED Pro’ is aimed at professionals working with photos, video and graphics. It is not quite the mainstream OLED monitor that consumers have been yearning for, but it is a start.
LG has been selling OLED TVs for years but this is the company’s first OLED monitor. However, it is not based on a panel from LG Display, according to FlatpanelsHD’s sources – despite LG Display’s announcement that it will produce 20 to 30-inch OLED panels. Our guess would be panel is sourced form Japan OLED (JOLED) who is also supplying Eizo and others with OLED monitor panels. Update 13.1.2021: JOLED has confirmed in a statement that LG’s OLED monitor features a JOLED panel: “LG Electronics (LG), 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.” The monitor is equipped with 2x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, and 3x USB (including at least one type-C). It is not clear which versions of DisplayPort and HDMI are used.
Samsung is also planning to launch an OLED monitor, according to Display Daily and FlatpanelsHD’s sources. Specifically a QD-OLED monitor. There is still no information on pricing or availability but you can watch LG’s video presentation from CES 2021 below.