The LG offering is both the largest and highest resolution OLED panel ever concocted and will be one of the centrepiece TV's at CES 2018.
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. The South Korean company has already announced that it will be unveiling several audio products especially a new speaker powered by Google Assistant in the ThinQ lineup. If LG is to be asked, however, there is one more new territory to conquer: 8K. Till date, the highest resolution available on TVs has been 4K or Ultra HD which most of the flagship models come with.
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. With twice the resolution along with 9-inches of display more in the offing, that the price of the new 8K OLED TV will be significantly on the north of the above price ball park is quite natural.More news: Fog delays flights, trains in Delhi
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Having said that, we have few details about the TV right now but we are expecting more information to be shared during the launch event.
The development further underlines LG's commitment to OLED while Samsung is turning away from the technology to focus on QLED development. Numerous TV manufacturers including LG Electronics, Sony, and Panasonic have sourced their large OLED panels from LG Display itself. LG has not revealed any other specifications for this display other than 8K resolution. However, Samsung does have an 88-inch TV which features a 2,160p (4K) resolution, HDR, and built-in Wi-Fi.
LG has also recently improved its OLED production capacity to secure its dominance in the large-size OLED display market. It may take time, but LG can definitely boast of its achievement when the time comes. The recent development in this scenario is the construction of a manufacturing plant in China's Guangzhou city.