LG enters smart display market with its new XBOOM AI ThinQ WK9

Doris Richards
November 20, 2018

The whole smart display measures in at 370 x 244 x 145mm, so while it's not necessarily tiny, it might not be the biggest thing on your kitchen counter, either.

Smart speakers and smart displays are slowly making their way to the market and especially our homes. For some reason, it took a lot of time for these to materialize, with Lenovo's 8 and 10-inch models available stateside since late July, followed by JBL Link View pre-orders kicked off in August ahead of an early September rollout.

It's been almost a year since we saw the LG WK9 at CES 2018, and now it seems that the company is finally ready to release the wireless smart display to the public in the US.

In any case, the 20W speakers that bookend the display were developed alongside Meridian Audio, and in an announcement today, LG promises that the WK9 will deliver "high-fidelity sound, precise vocal definition and accurate bass, despite its compact size".

What should you know about the XBOOM AI ThinQ WK9?

There is a 5MP camera on the front which will handle the video calls. LG's nearly arrived months and months ago, but today, the company finally made the device officially available.

The device will cost around $300 on most days, but for the holidays, LG appears to be discounting it to $200.

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