[IFA 2018] LG unveils world's first 8K OLED TV

IFA 2018 news

IFA 2018 news

The 88-inch 8K LG OLED TV will be the biggest OLED screen to be unveiled at the IFA 2018, the biggest show for home appliances in Europe, running for six days from Friday in the German capital.

"This TV range will be available in 65", 75", 82" and 85" models with the larger size set to deliver the superior 8K display. It will feature 8K-ready enhancements, including 8K resolution panel capable of 4,000-nit peak brightness, Quad-HDR 8K support, and 8K quantum processor.

Samsung revealed a concept TV back in January which uses clever technology to upscale 4K to full 8K. "The solution runs on a machine learning algorithm that was made out of a vast database of millions of scenes analyzed", says a Korea Herald report.

And, from what I've seen so far, the Q900R's upscaling does seem to work quite well, adding a degree of sharpness and detail reconstruction without making things look too artificial.

The advanced Samsung 8K QLED TV series is slated to hit the United States market in October this year.

The Samsung Q900R 8K QLED TV is expected to be available in stores from end of September, although there is no official word on the specific date or which models will be available in Malaysia, yet.

There have been prototypes of 8K TVs and even mass-produced 8K monitors but this will be the first time TVs with 8K resolution will fight for a place in your house.

It's "world first" 8K (7680 x 4320) OLED TV was launched at IFA 2018 in Berlin.

"For example, the TV recognises and analyses a number of connected entertainment devices like audio devices connected via optical cable with One Remote, then auto switches the TV's image source and audio output for an optimised viewing experience".

LG is sticking with its OLED driven technology, arguing it will continue to dominant the ultra premium market for users who want the most vivid pictures with the deepest blacks. Like Samsung's previously announced 146-inch Wall TV, LG's massive display uses an array of microscopic LEDs that form individual pixels.

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