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IFA 2018: LG set to unveil world's first 88-inch 8K OLED TV

The LG 8K OLED TV carries more than 33 million self-emitting pixels

  • Published: August 29, 2018 6:35 PM IST

IFA 2018 Technology show is upon us right now and we’re getting a look at some really exciting products in pretty much every category. In the television department, one of the most interesting products to be unveiled is LG’s new 88-inch 8K OLED TV. This will be the world’s first commercial 8K OLED TV, which will carry a resolution of the 7680 x 4320 pixels. LG claims that the TV has over 33 million self-emitting pixels to produce an unparalleled contrast ratio and true blacks.

Like many others, LG also believes OLED and 8K to be the future of television. Even with 8K resolution being in its initial stages, the company claims the format to grow more than 5 million units by 2022. On the flipside, LG also states the demand for OLEDs to double in 2018, reaching over 9 million units by 2022. So being the first to adapt and innovate with the two technologies will help LG maintain its edge over competition.

Brian Kwon president of LG Home Entertainment Company stated in press release saying, “LG’s first 8K OLED TV is the pinnacle of technological achievement and the next evolutionary step in display technology,” further adding, “4K OLED played a major role in reshaping TV industry and LG is confident that 8K OLED will do the same.” Other specifications of the TV aren’t mentioned, but LG is expected to reveal more information at its keynote speech on August 31.

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Besides television, LG also seem to be focusing on its gaming monitors. The company has also touted to unveil its new Ultragear monitors, which come with an ultra-wide design that carries an aspect ratio of 21:9. The lineup consists of a 34-inch monitor that features Nano IPS display technology that can cover 98 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. It also supports NVIDIA G-Sync technology and features a refresh rate of 120Hz to deliver a smooth and immersive gaming experience.

  • Published Date: August 29, 2018 6:35 PM IST