CES 2018: LG showcases 88-inches OLED display with an 8K resolution

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LG's main rival Samsung Display having long shifted its focus from OLED TVs to QLED TVs, LG Display is now the sole large-size OLED display maker in the world.

This new OLED display from LG has a resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels which takes the cumulative pixel count to almost 33 million pixels. And, as each pixel is significantly smaller than their UHD or Full HD counterparts, the biggest challenge is ensuring they can emit the same levels of brightness. While this combination is now offered to consumers by the likes of LG Electronics, Sony and Panasonic, they all source their large OLED panels from LG Display.

The upside is that, while LCD panels have extra weight thanks to the backlighting units, the OLED equivalent is far lighter.

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 enormous OLED display with more than 33 million pixels to play with-perfect for all the 8K content you can access, which is none. The show starts on 9 January, with press conferences and coverage to be found on Pocket-lint from a few days beforehand.

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But that was the same when 4K displays were forayed into the market by vendors.

If one goes by the resolution, this will be the highest resolution OLED display and the largest one ever.

The television, which measures a huge 88 inches across in its display, packs a total of 7780 x 4320 pixels into all that screen real estate. However, Samsung does have an 88-inch TV which features a 2,160p (4K) resolution, HDR, and built-in Wi-Fi. So expect nothing less than that for a TV with double the resolution.

"OLED is clearly a next-generation technology leader and for this reason, LG Display is accelerating its research and development into OLED so that we can provide differentiated products to customers and markets". The new facility in Guangzhou, China, was recently just approved by the Korean government as part of the two countries' attempts to improve relations. Of course, it will take a while before 8K televisions become a standard.

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