At IFA 2018, LG Electronics unveiled the world’s first 8K OLED TV.
The 88-inch TV – yet to be granted a model name/number – “is the pinnacle of technological achievement and the next evolutionary step in display technology,” touts one official.
Featuring some 33-million ‘self-emitting’ pixels, LG hopes to see the company’s latest OLED display become the TV that sparks the 8K revolution.
For the uninitiated, 8K TVs (7680×4320) furnish about four times as many pixels as 4K displays (3840×2160). The underpinnings of 8K technology date back to the 1990s, however, the standard was formally ratified in 2007.
LG says they expect to see the 8K TV market blossom to more than nine million units within the next five years. Although LCD technology is steadily improving, LG believes OLED will be the technology of choice for state-of-the-art TVs going forward.
Sources say LG expects to be the first company to introduce 8K OLED to the consumer market. Despite the company’s ambition, they have not confirmed a release date or price, but Samsung has already announced that their own 8K TV will go on sale in October.
Those with behind-the-scenes knowledge say we can expect the TV to cost somewhere in the range of $20,000.