LG Electronics on Wednesday unveiled the first 8K OLED TV in the world, debuting a device with an 88-inch panel and a resolution of 7,680 by 4,320 pixels amounting to a conventional widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9. The company’s new cutting-edge offering was presented at the latest iteration of IFA, a Berlin, Germany-based trade show that’s opening its doors to the general public on Friday. By combining an ultra-high resolution with its OLED technologies, the Seoul-based manufacturer managed to deliver a display panel with more than 33 million self-emitting pixels that are both energy-efficient and capable of producing true blacks and an infinite contrast.
The new 88-inch display is the first 8K OLED TV in the world, with over 33 million self-emitting pixels. According to LG, the display also maintains the impressive contrast ratio and true blacks which define its OLED lineup.
The Korean company sees a bright future ahead for the display technology, stating that OLED TV shipments are expected to double in 2018 and reach over nine million units by 2022.
“LG’s first 8K OLED TV is the pinnacle of technological achievement and the next evolutionary step in display technology, said LG Home Entertainment president Brian Kwon.
“4K OLED played a major role in reshaping the TV industry and LG is confident that 8K OLED will do the same.”
As of now, there is no information about the pricing or release date information available for the 8K OLED TV.