LG kicked off its annual InnoFest roadshow in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah last week under the theme “Innovation for a Better Life.” Similar to the innovation festival I attended in Seoul last year, the annual LG InnoFest showcased LG’s breadth of consumer electronics products and home appliances for the region.
As seen at CES 2015 in Las Vegas,LG’s impressive 4K OLED TV lineup including the acclaimed 55-, 65- and 77-inch models with curved and flat displays, took centrestage. For those who can afford it, these are the best TVs that money can buy. According to latest data from DisplaySearch, the Ultra HD TV segment will grow over 150% between 2014 and 2015, and it is estimated to hit 80 million units sold by 2018.
LG also demonstrated its expanded ULTRA HD TV range, spanning 40- to 105-inch, which also included the new ColorPrime series based on nano spectrum technology. An updated Web OS 2.0 was also seen demonstrated, looking much more refined and with feature enhancements.
The Korean giant is apparently planning to roll out a gaming TV line-up in Asia, targeted at Asian consumers who do not have access to adequate internet or broadcasing infrastructure.
Complementing its TV line-up is its new Music Flow Wi-Fi Series which includes two Wi-Fi Sound Bars and portable Wi-Fi Speaker.
Additionally, LG also showcased a world’s first curved UltraWide monitor in Quad HD resolution (3440 x 1440) targeted at professionals and prosumers.
LG’s strength in smart home appliances was in full bloom, spearheaded by the innovative TWIN Wash System — a first of its kind system that lets users wash two loads at once — one in the main washer, and the other in a mini washer underneath.
Introduced last year, LG also showcased its latest Double Door-in-Door refridgerators, now with two independent Door-in-Door compartments.
Additionally, LG’s advanced CordZero series of cordless vacuum cleaners with Smart Inverter Motor and PowerPack technologies make household chores more automated and easy.
LG also showcased its latest line up of air-conditioning and air purifier models including its famed Inverter V models — the ARTCOOL, Mosquitor Away, Standard and Prestige as well as air purifiers — Mont Blanc and Alps.
A very intriguing premium gadget for the wardrobe is the LG Styler — an advanced clothing management system that refreshes clothes automatically and provides smart features such as Pants Press.
Disappointingly, there were no mobile products on display. LG has promised to bring in their award-winning mobile portfolio “when we’re ready.” Let’s just hope it’s sooner rather than later.