LG Shows Off Its New 8K OLED TV at IFA Berlin 2018

IFA 2018 news

IFA 2018 news

Don't expect them to be cheap, that said, because with the big 4K OLED screens coming under LG's "Signature" Wallpaper series and costing a pretty penny, you can more or less guarantee an 8K OLED TV will take its place.

After an impressive showing at CES 2018 in January, LG has brought the "world's first" 8K 88-inch OLED TV to Europe, debuting it at the IFA 2018 consumer electronics show in Berlin. 8K features some 16 times as many pixels as an Full HD television.

Television manufacturers are increasingly pushing to put higher resolutions into their displays as they try to entice customers with better specifications and more life-like pictures.

While the annual sales for 8K televisions are expected to be in the 60,000 unit range this year, that number is projected to surge to 5.3 million by 2022.

4,000 nit peak brightness - a standard met by most film studios. The Q900R TVs have been created to identify a number of devices connected to them and automatically adapt their picture and audio output accordingly to "optimum" settings.

The new Samsung QLED 8K will be available in Australian stores from end of September according to executives at this years IFA event.

If you're looking to buy a new TV in 2018, then 4K is fast becoming the norm and could soon be the only real choice at larger sizes.

Samsung Electronics has debuted its 8K OLED TV, the Q900R, with 8K AI upscaling at its press conference at IFA in Berlin this week. "4K OLED played a major role in reshaping the TV industry, and LG is confident that 8K OLED will do the same". The South Korean tech firm has not yet revealed the pricing and availability details of the Q900R 8K QLED TVs.

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. Its One Near Invisible Cable, which comes standard at 5m, incorporates the optical cable and power in one cord.

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