LG to unveil 88-inch 8K OLED display

8K is gaining a lot of momentum

8K is gaining a lot of momentum LG

Different technologies such as 4K and HDR resolution are finally becoming mainstream, thanks to the advancements made in the recent past.

The display boasts 33 million pixels, four times that of 3,840x2,160 ultra high definition and 16 times more pixels than 1,920x1,080 full high definition.

But while LG's 88-inch 8K OLED TV is ready for CES 2018 this month, it's going to take a while before it becomes ready for the market, much less for regular consumers.

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

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 very big OLED display with more than 33 million pixels to play with-perfect for all the 8K content you can access, which is none. Of course, it will take a while before 8K televisions become a standard. Large, crisp displays are certainly one of the better ways to watch your favorite movies and TV shows, but even the most avid 4K proponent might agree that anything above that is approaching overkill territory. Currently, the 4K resolution TV model is offered by brands like LG Electronics, Sony, and Panasonic but all these companies use disPlays manufactured by LG Display.

Let's see what LG shows us at CES and then we can have detailed specs and a rough pricing of the 8K display. At CES 2017, Samsung unveiled three QLED TVs - the Q9, Q8 and Q7. So expect nothing less than that for a TV with double the resolution. It has also been sliding itself into mobile OLED panels which is controlled by Samsung.

As Engadget notes, the OLED display is likely to have super-rich blacks and great contrast levels, and colors should retain their intensity at viewing angles that would otherwise be problematic for LED-backlit televisions.

As we said, this is an experimental 4K TV and really exists more for the sheer public relations value it creates, so don't hold your breath for 8K OLED hitting the shelves or Amazon listings any time soon in 2018.

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