LG unveils world's first 88-inch 8K OLED display

02 January, 2018, 10:37 | Author: Devin Moran
  • LG 8K TV

There have been larger 8K displays - going as high as 145-inch - but none using the OLED technology.

While that's not the largest television you can buy, the upgrade to LG's (now paltry-looking) 77-inch 4K display is the first big OLED display with more than 33 million pixels to play with-perfect for all the 8K content you can access, which is none.

Having said that, there is no harm in seeing and experience the TV from a distance and as it happens, a lucky few will be able to get a glimpse of the LG 8K OLED TV at the LG Display booth in the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 (January 9-12), Las Vegas.


The significance of ultra-high 8K resolution panel development is higher resolution without compromising brightness.

This new TV practically puts LG on top of the OLED display race, at least as far as big panels go. The TV also sports a price tag of $20,000 but is of 4K resolution only. It boasts the highest resolution with 33 million pixels (7680×4320p) - 16 times more than full HD (1920×1080p) and four times more than Ultra HD aka 4K (3840×2160p). As for the competition, Samsung might not come into the picture in this category as the company has already shifted its focus from OLED TVs to QLED TVs. Interestingly enough, while this kind of setup is offered by multiple tech companies, including Sony and Panasonic, they all get their panels from LG. But again a TV with an 8K resolution is simply on another level. "OLED TVs are well-known for their superior picture quality with ideal black, more life-like colors, and wider viewing angles".

Notably, from previous reports, we have heard that LG Display has made huge investments to ensure its supremacy in the market by ramping up OLED production capacity. The new facility in Guangzhou, China, was recently just approved by the Korean government as part of the two countries' attempts to improve relations.

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