LG Unveils 88-Inch 8K OLED TV, First In The World

LG 88-inch 8K OLED TV launch CES 2018 price specifications

We're now seeing a growth 4K TVs and HDR content that is slowly but surely going mainstream. We've reviewed OLED 4K HDR TVs here at 4K.com repeatedly and nearly without variation, our analysis of them has been exceptionally positive. We now know that LG will kick things off with a showstopper 88-inch OLED television with an 8K display. Regarding the said limit to OLED's ability to adopt 8K at 33 megapixels per inch, which is four times the resolution of 4K displays, LG Display says it managed to come up with the 88-inch panel using an innovative process it developed on its own.

The QLED TV stands for Quantum Dot television sets, which are supposed to be brighter, more vibrant than regular OLED, though it comes with the sacrifice of contrast ratios, which is better on OLED displays. The 88-in surpasses the current largest OLED screen by 11-in and massively ups its resolution to 7680 x 4320. Brands like LG, Sony and Panasonic already offer 77-inch TVs.

This, if not the size alone, makes one wonder if the new TV is just to showcase the technological might of the company or if it is really meant for a commercial launch anytime soon.

As such, if price alone isn't the factor, the lack of quality content shot in native 8K resolution should be another reason not to opt for the TV just yet.

Better than last year: Mariah Carey's triumphant return to New Year's eve
No tea was brought on stage for the Fantasy hitmaker but it didn't stop her from continuing with her knockout performance. While at least she got through this year without a major meltdown like last year, the final result still isn't great.

Raiders pursuing Jon Gruden with offer of potential ownership stake
So, it's natural to remain skeptical about Gruden leaving ESPN , but this Raiders rumor is certainly an interesting one. Following the Super Bowl run of his first season in charge, the Bucs never won another playoff game under Gruden.

Two Egyptian Policeman Killed During Attack on Church
Police later cordoned off the crime scene as onlookers crowded around the church, while a forensics team combed the area. It also said there was a separate attack on a store in the same neighborhood of Helwan that killed two Copts.

While Samsung is following a different path, LG still sees competition from countries like Japan, and the company's display arm has made investments in billions of dollars to increase production and take OLED displays mainstream.

LG Electronics' upcoming V30 smartphone will be the firm's first flagship to sport an OLED display.

In a statement, In-Byung Kang, executive vice president and chief technology officer at LG Display, said: "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". We'll know what LG and Samsung, among others, have in store for us once CES 2018 kicks off starting January 9.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tearful Gabriel Jesus forced off for City
Jan 01, 2018 - 03:22
In Wenger's record 811th game in charge, James McClean deflected in Alexis Sanchez's 83rd-minute free kick to put Arsenal ahead. He made his way to the dressing room in tears, consoled by City's medical staff.

Iran's Guards Vow to Crush Dissent as Protests Turn Deadly
Jan 01, 2018 - 03:09
A semi-official news agency in Iran is reporting that police arrested around 200 people during protests in Tehran on Saturday. He added, however, that the demonstrations should not devolve into violence or anti-government chants.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Panamanian vessel probed over suspected oil supplies to N. Korea
Jan 01, 2018 - 03:06
The Lighthouse Winmore is one of the 10 ships proposed to be blacklisted. China has denied breaching United Nations sanctions on North Korea.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Texans expected to retain Bill O'Brien
Jan 01, 2018 - 02:14
However, it is unlikely that Houston will allow him to coach next season without signing him to a contract extension. Rick Smith is taking an extended leave of absence from his responsibilities as the Houston Texans' general manager.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles
Jan 01, 2018 - 02:09
Defensively, the Eagles are a sound unit and after a questionable few games, shut the Oakland Raiders completely down. This was the first National Football League game to be 0-0 at halftime since the Bears-Broncos in Week 14 of 2011.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Tops $1 Billion Worldwide
Jan 01, 2018 - 02:09
The $4.06 billion also does not count the more lucrative marketing strategy Walt Disney Studios makes out of the Star Wars films. Taking the No. 1 spot for the third week in a row is " Star Wars: The Last Jedi ", bringing in an estimated $52 million .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump fires entire HIV/AIDS advisory council via FedEx letter
Dec 31, 2017 - 03:57
President Donald Trump has fired the remaining members of the HIV/AIDS council , sending them pink slips in the mail via FedEx. Scott Schoettes , a senior attorney for Lambda Legal who resigned from the council in June, considers the firings "dangerous".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Snow on the way! Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories in effect today
Dec 31, 2017 - 03:49
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued from 10pm Thursday evening until 9am Friday morning for Horry and Georgetown counties. The weather impact will be for the northern and southern Clearwater mountains, and the Bitteroot/Sapphire mountains.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Big Ten Bowl Preview: 2017 Playstation Fiesta Bowl
Dec 31, 2017 - 03:10
Likewise, Petersen is reticent to bring up the 2007 Fiesta Bowl , when his Boise State team defeated Oklahoma 43-42 in overtime. Petersen said he spent several years after the Fiesta Bowl acting "like it didn't happen" when asked about the game .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Erica Garner, Daughter of Eric Garner Dies at 27
Dec 31, 2017 - 02:26
Eric Garner was killed in 2014 during an altercation with police when NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo put him in a chokehold. Snipes-Garner says her daughter suffered her first heart attack not long after giving birth to a baby boy in August.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mike Pence's neighbors put up a clever banner to protest his homophobia
Dec 31, 2017 - 02:08
Vice President Mike Pence and his wife have spent the past week at their residence in Aspen, Colorado . This isn't the first time that Pence has been greeted with LGBT pride messages.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Turkey says S-400 deal with Russian Federation is complete
Dec 30, 2017 - 01:29
The missiles have a maximum range of 400 kilometers and are capable of reaching targets at a maximum altitude of 30 kilometers. Several allies are also concerned as the system can not be integrated into NATO's existing military architecture.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Beyonce Takes Jay-Z to Church In New Music Video
Dec 30, 2017 - 01:24
I mean, they are a married couple so it seems like a no-brainer for them to include each other in their work every once in awhile. In related JAY-Z news, the Brooklyn rapper recently made one fan's day when he brought her up on stage during a show in Oakland.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple Loses "Steve Jobs" Trademark To Italian Clothing Maker
Dec 30, 2017 - 01:23
Italian Steve Jobs now makes jeans, clothing and accessories, but they hope to venture into electronics soon. The arguments in court revolved around the use by the brothers of the Apple trademark.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israeli forces open fire at fishermen, detain 2 in northern Gaza
Dec 30, 2017 - 01:22
This is the first in more than 10 days that Israeli army and Palestinian militants will exchange fire. There were no injuries but the rocket did cause limited damage to one of the community's buildings.