LG's OLED 4K UHD TVs are considered by many—including Consumer Reports—to be the best TVs available. But those state-of-the-art OLED sets remain very expensive. So at CES 2016 LG will unveil a premium series of "Super" 4K UHD sets, presumably at a lower price than its OLEDs. The company claims the new sets will offer the best picture quality it can wring out of LED LCD TV technology.

Among the highlights are ultra-slim designs, support for high dynamic range (HDR) content, and an expanded palette of colors. The first of these new 4K UHD TVs will arrive in early spring.

The LG Super UHD lineup will be available in three series. At the top of the heap are the flagship UH9500-series sets (the model shown in the photo at the top of the page), in screen sizes ranging from 55 to 86 inches. Just below those sets are UH8500 models, which top out at 75 inches. The UH7700 models, in sizes ranging from 49 to 65 inches, will make up the entry-level Super UHD series.

The UH9500- and UH8500-series sets get LG's Color Prime Plus technology, which achieves a wide color gamut thanks to both phosphor-coated LEDs and an improved color filter. That will bring them beyond the regular color standard used by most TVs to as close to 90 percent of the digital color space that you get in theatrical movies. These new LGs also get 10-bit panels, which in simplest terms means they can produce more shades of colors.

The super-slim design of the UH9500-series TVs have nearly invisible bezels and a screen depth of just 6.6mm—that's less than a quarter-inch at its thinnest points.

The flagship models also get a premium pioneer Harman/Kardon sound system, an auto-calibration system for fine-tuning the sound, and LG's updated webOS 3.0 smart TV platform. 

Pricing for these sets hasn't been announced.

98-Inch 8K Set Also to Debut

LG will also showcase a 98-inch 8K UHD TV with even greater screen resolution than the 4K UHD TVs, though we have to imagine that it's more a statement piece than a model many consumers will buy. The UH9800 set will likely be sold through custom installers rather than regular retail outlets.

Given the UH9800's extra resolution—it has four times the number of pixels that a 4K UHD set has—and size, we expect the UH9800 to be quite expensive. LG previously offered a 98-inch 4K UHD TV in its UB9800 series for $40,000.