The new LG 8K 88-inch OLED TV looks gorgeous.
LG’s 8K display is the first one we’ve heard of ahead of the giant consumer electronics show in Vegas next week, but it likely won’t be the last. LG Display is going to showcase its new display at CES 2018 which is an 88inch panel with 8K resolution.
The 8K resolution (7680×4320 pixels) screen is four times the 4K resolution and 16 times the standard full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution. Up until now, the biggest OLED display in LG’s catalogue was a 77-inch with 4K 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. So, these televisions have to come with specialised software to upscale the 1080p and 4K content to 8K content to improve the overall user experience. Do you think Samsung would show off something similar at CES 2018?
The new 88-inch display is of course now just for demonstration of the technology, but it is anticipated that it will make it’s way into a television that you can buy very soon.
LG claims it has been able to reach the 8K resolution by reducing the size of each pixel and the aperture ratio. It costs more to manufacture as well compared to QLED. This might sound like a lot of effort, but opting for a backlight-less OLED screen over LCD means a significant weight-saving and allows LG to make its TVs thinner, too. Even the 77-inch 4K OLED from previous year still costs $20,000 Dollars.
While Samsung is following a different path, LG still sees competition from countries like Japan, and the company’s display arm has made investments in billions of dollars to increase production and take OLED displays mainstream. You can however enjoy watching content in lower resolution while knowing that your TV can handle so many more pixels.