As expected LG has launched the 88-inch television with 8K of resolution. The latest OLED screen by LG Display which made its debut at the ongoing CES 2019 in Los Angeles.
So if you are familiar with the 4K then let us clarify the difference between 4K and 8K. 8K will be able to delivers 16 times more pixels than 1080p Full HD and four times the resolution. Just 430,000 8K TVs will ship worldwide in 2019, or 0.02% of total unit sales, IHS Markit predicts.
The 88-inch 8K OLED screen offers massive upgrade to the company’s Crystal Sound screen technology that it had unveiled back in 2017. The technology allows the company to embed the sound system directly in the OLED screen, thereby removing the need for any speakers – the screen itself produces sound. LG says that the 88-inch 8K OLED screen can produce 3.2.2-channel Dolby Atmos audio. So, you not only get a great screen, but great audio as well.
Apart from the 88-inch television, the South Korean company is also introducing two 65-inch display panels at CES 2019.
While the specifics of the 8K screen are a mystery at the moment, the 4K panel will come with “world’s fastest” motion picture response time of 3.5ms. The company claims that such a fast response time makes the screen ideal for viewing action movies and sports.
It also introduced a 12.3-inch transparent OLED for potential use in the automobile sector, a concept 27-inch Neo Art display, and 27-inch 4K monitor with 0.11-inch thin bezels, and a 13.3-inch 4K screen for laptops.
Lastly, the LG Display is highlighting a 13.3-inch display panel meant for laptop screens. This panel has an hourly power consumption of just 2.8W.
It is important to highlight, 8K TVs comes well before broadcasters and studios are actually ready to feed content in the format.