Forget 4K TV; LG announces first 8K 88-inch OLED TV

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LG's new 8K OLED TV will be shown at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which kicks off January 9 in Las Vegas. The first on the list of LG's products seems to be a TV display that sports 8K resolution and 88-inch OLED display. One of the OLED models is said to have a 5.8-inch display just like the iPhone X and the other OLED model is expected to flaunt a larger 6.5-inch display and it could be the iPhone XI Plus. In a pre-show publicity photo, via Engadget, you can see its 88-inch OLED TV offering an 8K resolution.

With its vital rival Samsung Display having prolonged moved its focus from OLED TVS to the QLED TVs, LG Display is now the solo-giant size OLED display maker in the globe. Other TV set manufacturers using that particular 77-inch OLED panel included Sony and Panasonic.

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LG Display wants to quickly prepare itself for mass-production so that it will be able to supply Gen 6 OLED panels to Apple starting in Q4 of this year. So expect nothing less than that for a TV with double the resolution. Now making an 88-inch 8K OLED display was needed because LG had a few thoughts regarding the existing display technology which is LCDs. Currently, the market features a wide range of sizes for 8K resolution, but this would clearly and cleanly take the title of being the largest OLED display panel that features that high of a resolution. At CES 2017, Samsung unveiled three QLED TVs - the Q9, Q8 and Q7.

This new model is pushing the size and resolution of displays even further, with its 33 million or so pixels (7680 × 4320), 16 times more than Full HD (1920 × 1080), and a screen size (diagonal) of over 2.20m. OLED display panels are renowned for their vivid colours and deep blacks as pixels are individually lit and can be turned completely off for black. While OLED TVs remain significantly more expensive than their LCD counterparts, their vibrant colors, low lag, and ideal blacks are appealing to videophiles and gamers alike.


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