07 January 2019
LG has beaten its arch rival Samsung and has announced the world’s first 8K OLED TV in the ongoing IFA 2018. This massive 88-inch OLED TV comes with a resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels. LG hasn’t announced the release date or the price of this OLED TV yet.
While there is not much 8K content is available at the moment, this launch is more or less seen as LG’s flexing its arms and showing the world its prowess in making OLED TVs. Although analysts predict that 8K TV will rule the technology world in coming years and by 2022 it is expected to grow to more than 5 million units.
“Despite advancements in LCD field, OLED has been often referred to as the “next-generation display technology” because it emits its own light, eliminating the need for any kind of backlighting. This allows for state-of-art TVs which redefine both the picture quality and the product design. Not only was LG able to pioneer such technologies, but it was also able to successfully market them.” LG said in a statement
While this is not the first attempt by the South Korean company to showcase an 8K TV. It initially displayed one in CES 2018 however, it was billed as a concept TV back then. Though LG has not yet officially announced the price of this mammoth 8K OLED TV, we do not expect it to cost less than a bomb. Remember, it’s 77-inch wallpaper OLED TV still costs upwards of $15,000.