LG META Technology: OLED gaming monitors get micro lenses


With the help of microlenses (MLA), the third-generation OLED panels from LG Display shine brighter, and the viewing angle stability also increases. This so-called META technology is not only finding its way into televisions, but also into gaming monitors.

As the website Korea IT News reports, MLA will be used for the first time this year in the field of OLED -Panels used for gaming monitors. For example, the new monitors LG UltraGear 27GR95QE-B or the Asus ROG Swift PG27AQDM should be equipped with it, writes OLED-Info. The LG model should be available in February for 1,099 euros. Anyone who registers by February 5, 2023 and then pre-orders can receive a discount code.

OLED.EX + MLA is now called META

LG had the third OLED generation last year presented for television. This is an upgrade of the second generation (OLED.EX) with a so-called Micro-Lens Array (MLA), which was previously also known as the “Meta-Lit Lens Array”. LG is now marketing the new generation as META Technology, because an algorithm called “META Booster” is used in addition to the MLA.

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New are microlenses (MLA) and the META algorithm (image: LG)

Micro lenses focus the light

According to LG, the development of MLA technology was inspired by the eyes of a dragonfly. In the case of a 77″ TV panel with 4K resolution, a total of around 42.4 billion microlenses (5,117 per pixel) should be used and focus the light in such a way that the brightness increases at certain points to up to 2,100 cd/m². Elsewhere, LG speaks of a 60 percent increase in brightness over the previous generation. The technology also ensures greater viewing angle stability.

Inspired by the eyes of a dragonfly, Micro Lens Array (MLA) creates a pattern with 5,117 micro lenses per pixel for a total of 42.4 billion over which OLED is applied, allowing the internal lights to come out of the screen to achieve a groundbreaking level of brightness (2,100 nits).

Just as a dragonfly has an unlimited 360-degree view of the world through its millions of compound eyes, MLA presents the widest viewing angle ( 160º) of all existing TVs, allowing you to enjoy intricate details on the screen at any angle.

* Measurement based on a 77” 4K display, APL 3%, Half Luminance.


The META booster algorithm is supposed to precisely analyze brightness information and adapt it to the scene being displayed. This is intended to make HDR content appear more realistic.

Since the MLA bundles the light from the OLEDs and thus reduces reflections within the panel, efficiency also increases. With the same brightness level, this should be 22 percent better.