LG unveils world's first 88-inch 8K OLED display

With this in mind, we'd absolutely love to give the new LG 8K OLED TV a spin with some high dynamic range 4K Blu-ray disc movies, and preferably with Dolby Vision HDR running just to spice things up even further on exquisite detail. However, to ensure that LG remains ahead in the race, they continue to ramp up their OLED production capacity.

LG is showing off a new 88-inch 8K OLED TV wonder though the perceived high cost as well as the lack of native 8K content makes it more of a tech showpiece than anything else.

"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. Second, it's the highest-resolution OLED screen ever, with native resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels.

The release continued, "The 33 million self-emissive OLED pixels in each 8K OLED display create the more delicate images and unmatched picture quality that are already highly regarded in the UHD TV industry". Numerous TV manufacturers including LG Electronics, Sony, and Panasonic have sourced their large OLED panels from LG Display itself. 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.

ChannelNews is also tipping that Samsung, Philips and several Chinese brands along with Japanese brand Sharp will reveal 8K TV's at CES.

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. The new facility in Guangzhou, China, was recently just approved by the Korean government as part of the two countries' attempts to improve relations. It may take time, but LG can definitely boast of its achievement when the time comes.

  • Joey Payne