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
  32UD99-W
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
HDR HDR10
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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  • Frenetic Pony - Monday, April 10, 2017 - link

    Yep, this is PR "HDR!" rather than any even industry standard HDR. What a pile of junk. Not too mention you'd want Freesync 2 for HDR content. Reply
  • Dug - Monday, April 17, 2017 - link

    If you haven't compared, then you don't know.
    You don't need 1000 nits to give a nice full HDR effect.
    Reply
  • 8steve8 - Monday, April 10, 2017 - link

    wish it had DP1.4, but also, does it have optical audio out?

    can't imagine anyone would be happy just using the analog audio output at this pricepoint... in the case where you might plug this in with a chromecast ultra for 4k video.
    Reply
  • hubick - Monday, April 10, 2017 - link

    I'd like an analog out for my external powered speakers (QSC K8's), but I doubt this thing offers a volume control which will vary the output levels :-( Reply
  • Arbie - Monday, April 10, 2017 - link

    In the interest of non-silliness, let's report a $999.99 price as $1000, or even as $1K. The very next sentence has a 50% or more imprecision in delivery date, and time is money, right? Reply
  • powerincarnate - Monday, April 10, 2017 - link

    While it is not the crappy TN panels various companies try to sell....In 2017, there is one misleading flaw and that is the "HDR". It's a 350 nit panel, on lg's website they state that in spurts it can reach 500 nits, but even with that, it doesn't qualify as a real HDR panel for lcd which requires 1000 nits. 500 nits would be ok if it was an old screen and our black level was really low, but seeing that it is lcd, 350 typical. It's is hardly any better than my 2011 Dell monitor.

    As for refresh rate. We all knew it woildnt support 4k 120 hz,. There is no such thing at this time. There is a bandwith co strain with current display port 1.2 and HDMI 2.0. at best I was hoping for display port 1.4 and 75 Hertz. Also keep in mind, true HDR adds bandwidth so even with display port 1.4 you can't have it and 120 hz. You gotta wait for HDMI 2.1 for the necessary bandwidth for that.

    The other option is to utilize what the 5k or 8k displays do and that is conect via two display ports,
    Reply
  • lordmocha - Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - link

    Yep, i'm waiting for the AU Optronics 27" HDR 1000 nits 3840 x 2160 144Hz IPS due in July 2017 in the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ and Acer Predator XB272-HDR.

    Source: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/high_refresh_...
    Reply
  • Sarchasm - Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - link

    Keep in mind this will only be supporting HDR10 through NVIDIA's G-Sync implementation over DisplayPort. It will not be the solution you're looking for if you intend to use it for console-based HDR. Reply
  • azulon1 - Friday, April 14, 2017 - link

    Do you elaborate on this please sir. What exactly do you mean it doesn't support real HDR. Reply
  • edgineer - Monday, April 10, 2017 - link

    From the LG specs: USB Type-C™ ... 4K + Power Charging (~60W) + Data

    YES! It's HERE! Does anyone else not understand that THIS is the dream we've all had? ONE cable into your laptop... Lag-free 4k, mouse, keyboard, thumb drives, AND CHARGING!

    This is the one, folks. THIS IS IT!
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