LG develops 88-inch 8K OLED display

02 January, 2018, 11:23 | Author: Rosa Wright
  • The LG offering is both the largest and highest resolution OLED panel ever concocted and will be one of the centrepiece TV’s at CES 2018

LG's previous flagship TV was a 77-inch 4K unit, so this 88-inch 8K is absolutely massive (in both size and resolution) compared to the 77-inch 4K OLED. We're now seeing a growth 4K TVs and HDR content that is slowly but surely going mainstream.

LG Display announced, on January 1, the world's first 88-inch organic light emitting diode (OLED) display panel with 8K picture quality four times brighter than ultra-high definition (UHD) display panels now available. We've reviewed OLED 4K HDR TVs here at 4K.com repeatedly and nearly without variation, our analysis of them has been exceptionally positive. The entertainment industry is just catching up with support for 4K and will take a bit longer to rally behind 8K at this rate. Numerous TV manufacturers including LG Electronics, Sony, and Panasonic have sourced their large OLED panels from LG Display itself.

LG maintained that it's actually easier to come up with 8K resolution for an OLED display than a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel.

Meanwhile, the details of the upcoming OLED display has not been revealed by the company, which means we still have to wait for CES, when this innovation will be officially showcased.

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Samsung is reportedly planning to unveil a Micro LED TV at the trade show. The company has claimed that its QLED TVs are better than OLED TVs. So expect nothing less than that for a TV with double the resolution.

LG has on several occasions, stated that they have started pushing OLED panels on mobile phones as well.

The television, which measures a huge 88 inches across in its display, packs a total of 7780 x 4320 pixels into all that screen real estate.

That said, LG's television is more notable for its technology and the simple fact that it exists; CES is about practical technology and a little bit of showboating, and LG's 88-inch 8K display is in the latter camp for 99 percent of the people that will get to sit down and take a look. We'll know what LG and Samsung, among others, have in store for us once CES 2018 kicks off starting January 9.

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