LG’s new smart speaker comes with Google Assistant

Sharmaine Centeno
Sharmaine Centeno November 22, 2018
Updated 2022/04/14 at 10:58 AM

LG has announced its new AI Smart speaker with the support of Google Assistant and Meridian Audio’s advanced technologies that offer unparalleled sound quality.

The new Smart Display, LG XBOOM AI ThinQ WK9 has 8 inch HD touchscreen screen display with a dimension of 370 x 244 x 145mm and 4.0 lbs. Aside from Google Assistant and Meridian Audio Technology support, the WK9 features also include Chromecast built-in, LG ThinQ Control, and Google Duo Video Calls. The speaker can be connected to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The sensors are proximity and ambient light. The new device has a front-facing camera has 5MP located at the top of the screen. The power supply has 5.6W.

Seo Yeong-Jae, LG’s Head of the Home Entertainment Convergence Audio and Business Division, said “Our partnerships with Google and Meridian Audio allows us to offer a new home entertainment experience with the smart capabilities of the Google Assistant and the premium audio know-how that only Meridian could deliver,” Yeong-Jae added that the new smart speaker is the first and foremost high fidelity audio device that also happens to be intelligent.

The WK9’s suggested price is $299.99 but the promotional price starts with $199.99. The available color is Black.

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