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.
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. 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. LG's 8K television will be around 7680×4320 pixels in resolution and for the attendees at CES, it will be definitely one of the major attractions at the show.
As with the TV, there is no information available with the pricing. Currently, the 4K resolution TV model is offered by brands like LG Electronics, Sony, and Panasonic but all these companies use disPlays manufactured by LG Display.
"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", said In-Byung Kang, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at LG Display. While this combination is now available for all major brands including the likes of LG, Sony, and Panasonic, except for Samsung, which has shifted its focus on QLED TVs.
With over 33 million pixels at their disposal, the TV would certainly provide users with plenty of resolution to enjoy.
LG has also recently improved its OLED production capacity to secure its dominance in the large-size OLED display market.
All in all, LG's announcement comes at a time when the company is making a bigger push into OLED panels and ramping up its operations. At $20,000, the company's 77-inch 4K product is already beyond what most consumers would be willing to pay for. Meanwhile, the company has also suggested that it will also be announcing three new flagship monitors with interesting features as well.