We're now seeing a growth 4K TVs and HDR content that is slowly but surely going mainstream. For the actual consumer market, today's largest OLED TV's come from LG and Sony, with maximum display sizes of "only" 77 inches and 4K ultra HD resolution with support for multiple HDR formats like HDR10 and Dolby Vision.
Now, you definitely shouldn't feel upset if you just got yourself a new 4K TV during the holiday season, because it'll be quite some time before 8K TVs hit the market.
LG Display announced, on January 1, the world's first 88-inch organic light emitting diode (OLED) display panel with 8K picture quality four times brighter than ultra-high definition (UHD) display panels now available.
LG will be showing off their new 88-inch 8K OLED display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this month. Of course, it will take a while before 8K televisions become a standard. As of now, further details regarding the 8K TV are unknown and we'll have a better knowledge about its specifications once it goes official at CES 2018.More news: Hardik Patel asks 'upset' Nitin Patel to leave BJP with 10 MLAs
"The 33 million self-emissive OLED pixels in each 8K OLED display create the more delicate images and unmatched picture quality that are already highly regarded in the UHD TV industry".
This, if not the size alone, makes one wonder if the new TV is just to showcase the technological might of the company or if it is really meant for a commercial launch anytime soon. We expect to see a few new QLED TVs from Samsung at this year's CES as well. When it comes to small OLED screens, however, Samsung's Super AMOLED panels for mobile devices has had a head start compared to LG. This not only includes televisions panels, but OLED panels for smartphones as well.
In a statement, In-Byung Kang, executive vice president and chief technology officer at LG Display, said: "The successful development of the world's first 8K OLED display is a milestone for the 8K era and underscores the exciting potential of OLED".