LG Showcases The World's Largest (88-inch) & Highest Resolution (8K) OLED Display

8K is gaining a lot of momentum

Besides the usual advantages of true blacks, vibrant colours and wide viewing angles, OLED's self-emissive display characteristics also allow for higher resolution without compromising brightness and design.

LG is all set to wow consumers with some surprises at CES this year.

LG will show a whopping 88-in 8K OLED display at CES, marking the Korean technology giant as the maker of the largest 8K OLED in the world. We're now seeing a growth 4K TVs and HDR content that is slowly but surely going mainstream.

In other words, it might make more sense to take the tens of thousands of dollars you'd blow on an 8K television and instead buy the biggest 4K display you can get your hands on. 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. Besides, it's also the TV with the largest count of pixels, as LG's upcoming beast will be packing an 8K resolution.

The development further underlines LG's commitment to OLED while Samsung is turning away from the technology to focus on QLED development.

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Samsung is reportedly planning to unveil a Micro LED TV at the trade show.

But OLED emits light by itself, so it doesn't lower luminance when the aperture ratio is lower, and is therefore best for 8K resolution, the company said.

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.

However, the 8K OLED TV will not be hitting stores anytime soon, as the company is expected wait it out for 8K resolution content to enter the mainstream market. 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. Even if you were to pick up LG's enormous display for a not-so-insignificant price, you'll be upscaling 4K content at best.

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