LG presents world's first 88-inch 8K OLED display
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While the 4K resolution is just starting to become the new norm for TVs, display manufacturers are making advances in the 8K and even higher resolutions. While 8K prototype displays have been showed in past years, no manufacturer had the technology to bring this resolution to OLED displays… until now. LG just revealed the first ever 8K OLED with an impressive 88-inch diagonal. 8K is 4 times larger than 4K and 16 times larger than 1080p, cumulating 33 million pixels (7680 x 4320). HDMI 2.1 already supports 8K resolutions and even 10K, but there is not much content that is natively recorded for these resolutions. Consoles like the Xbox One X are just starting to offer a smooth experience in 4K, and it will probably be at least 2 to 4 years before Sony and Microsoft would make the jump to 8K. PCs might be able to pull this earlier, however, support for this resolution in games and applications is quite limited for now.
LG presented the impressive 8K OLED ahead of CES 2018, claiming that they managed to reduce the size of each pixel and the aperture ratio between each of these in order to preserve the high brightness required for the HDR standard. The thickness of the large display is the same as that of previous 4K OLEDs since this technology uses self-emitting pixels, but LG warns that this will not be the case for conventional LED LCDs that want to achieve such a size and resolution, as thickness will considerably increase when the backlights need to be place directly on the back of the units.
No other technical specs have been released, but the 88-inch 8K OLED should hopefully make an appearance at CES 2018.
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