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    LG Introduces Incredible 88 Inch 8K OLED Display

    8. January 2018

    Right after 4K and HDR have finally arrived in most of our living rooms, LG introduces – in the full sense of the word – a brand new and sharp sensation.

    To date, not too many technical details have been revealed by LG. But it’s clear that the TV’s display features a resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels, which equals four times more pixels compared to a regular UHD/4K display. In regards to its size the new display has another specific characteristic: The picture diagonal is 88 inch.

    LG setting new standards

    Previously, the largest OLED screens featured an effective size of 77 inch. They have been offered by the known manufacturers such as Sony and Panasonic which happen to obtain their OLED panels from LG. With their brand new 8K display however, LG prepares to take a hit on their biggest competitor Samsung, awarding themselves with the world championship title in the category “biggest OLED panel”.

    Pioneering technology: OLED

    With its new 88 inch 8K display LG is not adressing potential buyers at all, since the pertinent 8K contents are simply barely available at the moment. The korean manufacturer rather demonstrates how much potential there is in OLED technology and provides and outlook on the future. In contrast to regular LCD panels, where the compression of pixels leads to a reduction in brightness, which again needs to be compensated for by higher consumption of energy, the self-emmiting OLEDs provide the ideal prerequisites for a display of this size.

    LG Display CTO In-Byung Kang:

    OLED is clearly a next-generation technology leader and for this reason, LG Display is accelerating its research and development into OLED so that we can provide differentiated products to customers and markets.

    In terms of the price, which will probably be in the high fife-digit range, as well as further technical details, LG have not disclosed any information, yet. Visitors of this years Consumer Electronics (CES) (9.1. – 12.1.) in Las Vegas will have the chance to experience the brand new LG 88 inch 8K OLED display first hand – where the missing information will be revealed as well.

    More info: LG

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