LG UltraGear 48" OLED Monitor: Release Date Predictions, Specs, And Everything We Know So Far

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If all the excitement around the new LG C2 series wasn't enough, it looks the brand has released a new LG UltraGear 48" OLED gaming monitor this year, the LG 48GQ900.

We've rounded up everything you need to know right here, and why this could be one of the best OLED gaming monitors of the year.

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When Is The LG UltraGear 48" OLED Monitor Release Date?

The LG 48GQ900 has been released in Japan and the US, however, we're still waiting for the new monitor to arrive in the European market.

We're surprised we didn't see the rumoured OLED monitor make an appearance at showing at CES 2022, but this may have been to promote the new line of LG C2 and LG G2 TVs instead and let's face it, the Samsung Odyssey Ark was a tough customer to outshine!

What about the specs of this LG UltraGear OLED monitor though?

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LG UltraGear 48" OLED Monitor Specs

The new LG 48GQ900 will be 4K, 120hz, HDMI 2.1, and already we think this is going to be one of the best HDMI 2.1 monitors of the year.

Now the full specs of the monitor are yet to be revealed, but an earlier tweet from industry insider Steve May claimed that we should expect an anti-reflective coating also.

That may not be a surprise though, as while the best glossy gaming monitors are on the way, it's still a trend that hasn't quite taken off just yet...

With all that being said, FlatPanelsHD have claimed to have some more insight into the LG 48GQ900 specs.

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The new monitor is reportedly set to feature a staggering 0.1ms response time, with a 98.5% DCI-P3 colour gamut, 10-bit colour, and HDR. Again, most of this is hardly a surprise, especially from an OLED panel, but a true 1ms response time on a 48-inch screen is impressive.

When it comes to the refresh rate, we originally thought it may be 144hz, in line with the popular Gigabyte Aorus, but it looks like they've stuck to 120Hz in this case.

This may be a move to appeal to the console market...and yes, LG, it's worked! This monitor already sounds like a great pairing for Xbox Series X or PS5.

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LG UltraGear 48" OLED Monitor Design

The one thing we've got a good look at now is the design, and we're sort of on the fence with it.

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Steve May's tweet did say that the design would be understated, and that's certainly true...

Asides from the small amount of detailing to one of the sides on the back of the monitor, it's quite no-thrills in comparison to some of the other OLED gaming monitors both on the market and heading our way.

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Credit: @SteveMay_UK

Some people may love it, though, and LG does do understated very well, but for those looking for something a little more punchy, some may want to look elsewhere.

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LG UltraGear 48" OLED Monitor Price

The LG UltraGear line can be quite expensive, but it's not the most expensive we've come across.

In fact, one of LG's best 1440p monitors is actually pretty reasonable for what you're getting.

In this case, the new LG OLED monitor comes in at $1,499.99 in the US which roughly equates to around £1,200.

This is a premium monitor for sure, however, given the impressive specs it may be one of the best OLED gaming monitors of the year and tick a lot of boxes for both Series X, PS5 and PC gamers out there.

We'll be back with you soon with more updates.

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