LG shows off world's first 8K OLED TV at IFA
At the IFA show in Berlin, LG has stolen the march on its competitors and unveiled an 8K OLED TV.
With a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 (that’s 33 million pixels!), this 8K TV offers four times as much resolution as a standard 4K TV. This TV is also the world’s first 8K OLED TV. Info of the TV's other specs is still scant at the moment, but it's reasonable to expect HDR support, and OLED's usual high contrast ratio and wide viewing angles.
LG has yet to say when this TV will hit the stores and its price. And for what it’s worth, this 8K OLED TV is only available in 88 inches, which makes sense because you need a large enough screen to properly show off the ultra-high resolution. And by extension, you can expect this TV to cost quite a bit.
LG, in its press statement:
With OLED TV shipments in the market expected to double in 2018 and reach over nine million units by 2022, LG will continue to increase the OLED share in its premium TV portfolio and drive large scale consumer adoption of OLED TVs. While the 8K TV mar-ket is still in its infancy, it is expected to grow to more than 5 million units by 2022 and LG is committed to leading the ultra-premium market with its 8K OLED TV technology.