LG is the world’s largest maker of OLED televisions but has never offered OLED monitors for gaming — until now. On Wednesday, the company formally introduced (opens in new tab) the UltraGear 48GQ900 — the brand’s first OLED display designed for gamers — teased back in March and combined the advantages of OLED panels with a high refresh rate features, like Adaptive-Sync.
The LG UltraGear 48GQ900 is a 47.5-inch monitor with a 3840 x 2160 resolution, a 120 Hz refresh rate (up to 138 Hz in overclocked mode), and a 0.1-millisecond gray-to-gray refresh rate. Typical of an OLED display, the UltraGear 48GQ900 boasts a very high contrast ratio but has moderate maximum brightness — which might be why LG doesn’t formally disclose it and only says that the monitor features HDR10. Nevertheless, the display can reproduce up to 98.5% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, which is very accurate. LG has also equipped its OLED monitor with its proprietary anti-glare low reflection (AGLR) coating to improve the viewing experience.
The LG UltraGear 48GQ900 is aimed primarily at gamers, so it supports Adaptive-Sync technology and is certified with AMD’s FreeSync Premium and Nvidia’s G-Sync requirements. The display has two 20W speakers and a 4-pole headphone output that supports the DTS Headphone:X technology.
When it comes to inputs, the UltraGear 48GQ900 has one DisplayPort connector, three HDMI inputs (at least one is HDMI 2.1), and a dual-port UBS 3.0 hub. The monitor also ships with an adjustable stand.