LG ThinQ UP upgradable appliances to launch globally in 2023

LG Electronics has announced the global availability of its LG ThinQ UP upgradeable home appliances, which include refrigerators, washers, dryers, oven ranges, and dishwashers. The LG ThinQ UP upgradeable home appliances were first introduced in South Korea earlier this year, in January 2022.

LG appliances can change to meet the needs of each customer and their changing lifestyles. This means that users can try out new features and functions without having to spend more money. Recently, LG rolled out the world’s first 27″ and 45″ 240Hz OLED gaming monitors.

LG ThinQ UP appliances

According to the company, LG ThinQ UP appliances may incorporate new capabilities during their lifespan, giving greater value to customers over time, and are built around the customer-centric philosophy of “evolving with you.”

LG will regularly produce easy-to-install software upgrades and hardware add-ons, giving customized options and additional conveniences based on ThinQ UP appliance customers’ usage patterns and suggestions.

  • One of the unique features that can be downloaded in 2023 is Laundry Saver Mode, which can be used with dryers that have ThinQ UP.
  • Laundry Saver keeps the drum whirling after the cycle is ended (and until the dryer door is opened) to help prevent wrinkles and odours.
  • Improved Nighttime Brightness Control for refrigerators with ThinQ UP is another available feature that softens the interior lighting of the fridges at night to avoid ‘blinding’ consumers when they open the door.
  • All of the new software features are optional and can be gotten through the LG ThinQ app.

LG ThinQ UP will begin rolling out internationally starting in March 2023 in the U.S., with availability in other key markets or regions to follow next year.

Additionally, visitors can experience LG’s latest technologies, including the ThinQ UP appliances, at CES 2023 in Las Vegas, January 5–8, 2023.

Speaking on the announcement, Lyu Jae-cheol, president of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company, said:

A new paradigm in the home appliance industry, LG ThinQ UP is an innovative, new solution that delivers unprecedented customer value and differentiated user experiences. We will continue to offer sophisticated lifestyle solutions that provide personalized performance, convenient features and customizable upgradability.