LG and its partners recently disclosed the complete specifications as well as the price of the LG 32UD99 flagship consumer display. The 32-inch display will feature a 4K (UHD) resolution, support for HDR10, a 95% DCI-P3 color gamut, and support for AMD’s FreeSync that the manufacturer announced in December. Multiple retailers in the U.S. are now taking orders on the monitor with ETA in April or May. The price of the display is in line with other high-end consumer products, clearly emphasizing its positioning for enthusiasts and prosumers.

As reported, the LG 32UD99 is based on an IPS panel with a native 3840×2160 resolution that can reproduce 1.07 billion colors and cover over 95% of the DCI-P3 color space as well as 100% of the sRGB color gamut. The display supports HDR10 capabilities (LG does not disclose information about 3D LUT (look-up tables)) and comes factory-calibrated. The panel features 350 nits typical brightness, 5 ms response time, a 60 Hz refresh rate and 178° viewing angles. The display also supports AMD’s FreeSync technology that works in the range between 40 and 60 Hz via DisplayPort.

Specifications of the LG32UD99 Display
Panel 31.5" IPS
Native Resolution 3840 × 2160
Maximum Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Response Time 5 ms
Brightness 350 cd/m² (typical)
500 cd/m² (peak)
Contrast unknown
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Dynamic Refresh Rate AMD FreeSync (at 40 ~ 60 Hz)
Pixel Pitch 0.1816 mm²
Pixel Density 140 ppi
Display Colors 1.07 billion
Color Gamut Support DCI-P3: 95%
sRGB: 100%
Stand Tilt (2~15°),
pivot (90°) and
height (110 mm) adjustable
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.2
2 × HDMI 2.0a (HDCP 2.2)
1 × USB Type-C (DP 1.2).
USB Hub 2-port USB 3.0 hub
(supports Quick Charging)
Audio 5 W × 2
audio out port
Launch Price $999.99 (not confirmed by LG)

Judging by the specifications and feature-set of the 32UD99, we can guess that LG generally positions the monitor for different kinds of applications. The consumer standard for DCI is used by a number of consumer electronics devices, a variety of Apple devices and has good prospects to be adopted for televisions as well. While LG is not confirming that they're going with the consumer version of DCI (as opposed to the digital projection version), it's reasonable to assume that like their other DCI-capable monitors, the 32UD99 will follow the consumer standard as well. As with other DCI-P3 displays, we have to remind you that at present Microsoft’s Windows 10 needs better support for differing color spaces. That being said, HDR will be the most distinctive feature of the new monitor because it is still rare on consumer displays.

When it comes to input/output capabilities, the LG 32UD99 is equipped with two HDMI 2.0a ports supporting HDCP 2.2 protection technology (these are the ports that must be used to watch content with HDR10), one DisplayPort 1.2 and one USB Type-C header that can be used as a video input as well for charging laptops. Like many flagship displays today, the 32UD99 comes with speakers - in this case 2x5 W. In addition, the monitor has a dual-port USB 3.0 hub and an audio output.

Amazon and B&H are now taking orders on the LG32UD99 for $999.99. Amazon promises to ship the product in 2-4 weeks, whereas B&H expects the display to become available in late May. Keep in mind that as of today LG does not have an exact launch date for the monitor and thus retailers may delay their shipments.

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Source: LG

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  • blahsaysblah - Monday, April 10, 2017 - link

    It's not magic, DP 1.4 and DP 1.3 are physically same. Just introduced more compression streams and feature support. DP1.3 has enough raw bandwidth for around 4k@90 with 10 bit/color in a perfect world.

    Next DP and HDMI specs will have enough bandwidth for "uncompressed" 4k@120h and 10 bit color/HDR.

    Anything above that is through mathematically lossy compression, 8 bit color,... Read the fine print.
  • fallaha56 - Friday, April 14, 2017 - link

    exactly! this monitor is a pointless waste of money with high latency HDR and high minimum frame rates
  • xchaotic - Monday, April 10, 2017 - link

    and it's NOT curved, hooray!!!
  • Meteor2 - Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - link

    Having recently had the pleasure of using a curved display regularly, I'm rather sold on them.
  • Dug - Monday, April 17, 2017 - link

    I was thinking the opposite. I just tried a samsung 32" curved and loved it. (Except the 1080p resolution)
  • euskalzabe - Monday, April 10, 2017 - link

    If it doesn't support 1000 nits... it's pretty much useless. It won't give a nice, full HDR effect.
  • Sarchasm - Monday, April 10, 2017 - link

    This is the most important point - HDR10 is mastered at 1000 nits, bare minimum (and often higher)... so activating HDR on this monitor will just make everything unusably dark.

    Hard pass.
  • cheinonen - Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - link

    This is incorrect. A display with a nits cap doesn't make everything darker unless the display is working wrong. It implements tone mapping that either eliminates some details in highlights or pushes most things down a bit in brightness that are close to the nits cap. Since tone mapping has no standard this will vary from display to display.

    Also the 50% point on HDR 1000 nits content comes in at 100 nits. Almost all onscreen content is coming in at this level or below. Very little is actually surpassing 350 nits. No, I wouldn't call this HDR either with a 350 cap, but it also isn't going to suddenly provide a worse image either.
  • Sarchasm - Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - link

    If that's the case, then there's something seriously wrong with this monitor:

  • Dug - Monday, April 17, 2017 - link

    It needs a firmware update. I've seen that in some TV's before they were updated to match source. For instance, even on Sony's tv's there were problems with the PS4 and hdr, but a Samsung ultra blu-ray player was fine.

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