We have been huge fans of the C-series since the LG C1. The C-series has been well-reviewed and heavily recommended for years, so there is a bit of anticipation behind a probable LG C4 OLED TV release. The LG C1 was a magnificent OLED TV, as are the C2, and C3. The C-series is getting better and better in small increments every time, although, it is never really worth upgrading from one to the next. The major changes from the C1 to C2 were a higher peak brightness and a faster operating system. The introduction of the evo panel was also the first significant improvement in LG OLED TVs, bringing better burn-in resistance along with it.
Jumping from the LG C2 to the C3 came with far fewer reasons to upgrade and the running theme with these TVs has always been to find the best deal. The C3 is the new standard, however, if you can find a C1 on a clearance sale, it is still well worth your money. With this, we worry that the LG C4 will once again showcase tiny improvements that can barely be seen by the naked eye. Regardless, we will run through what we hope to see from an inevitable launch in the future.
LG C-series release date history: when could we see the C4?
As many know, LG OLED TVs are an ever-evolving product. The LG C1 first emerged on the scene back in 2021, following on from the popular CX. Surprisingly, there has been a new iteration every year since, with the C2 hitting shelves in 2022, and the C3 most recently in 2023.
This leads us to believe the LG C4 could be released in 2024, although this is merely speculation based on previous launches. We would prefer LG to really hone in on what the consumer wants to seriously improve the C series, some of which we will run through below.
What specs, price, and features we hope to see with the LG C4
OLED TV lifespan is frequently questioned and worried about. Of course, there are methods to prolong your OLED TV and avoid these dangers but we feel better burn-in prevention would be a huge asset to any future OLED TV launches.
We would expect (and hope) to see improved brightness once again with the C4, something that has been improving from one model to the next already. One way of achieving this would be to include MLA technology, something that is already with the G-series. As MLA enhances brightness quite significantly, it could be a major selling point for the LG C4 and maybe LG will implement this technology, however, there are some who feel this would nerf the sales of the G-series.
The LG C-series is often renowned for its gaming prowess too, offering a 120Hz refresh rate and a near-instantaneous response time. We aren’t quite in a place where upping the refresh rate to 240Hz is worth it for LG, however, this would be another fantastic selling point if you could switch between 120, 144, and 240Hz, especially for those with insanely good gaming PCs.
All of the above with perhaps an improved and more efficient processor at the core would give fans a serious reason to consider upgrading. This would likely increase the price, however, If we only see tiny improvements once again, it would be nice to keep the LG C4 prices similar to the C3’s MSRP.
When the C-series was introduced to the evo panels, the price remained fairly steady but we will have to wait and see what LG plans to do with its fabulous C-series OLED TVs.