This new model is an upgrade over LG's existing 77-inch panel that comes with 4K resolution.
But while LG's 88-inch 8K OLED TV is ready for CES 2018 this month, it's going to take a while before it becomes ready for the market, much less for regular consumers. The 88-inch 8K version is bound to be costlier.
The television, which measures a huge 88 inches across in its display, packs a total of 7780 x 4320 pixels into all that screen real estate.
The significance of ultra-high 8K resolution panel development is higher resolution without compromising brightness. The TV also sports a price tag of $20,000 but is of 4K resolution only. From what we have heard so far, the display boasts 33 million pixels, four times that of 3,840x2,160 ultra high definition and 16 times more pixels than 1,920x1,080 full high definition.
Samsung used to be a contender in this arena, as well, but the South Korean giant has since shifted its focus on QLED display.
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. Interestingly enough, while this kind of setup is offered by multiple tech companies, including Sony and Panasonic, they all get their panels from LG.
"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. LG has not revealed any other specifications for this display other than 8K resolution. "Part of this includes the construction of a new OLED plant outside of Korea for the first time - in China's Guangzhou city, no less, and this was recently approved by the South Korean government", the report by Engadget reads. Meanwhile, the company has also suggested that it will also be announcing three new flagship monitors with interesting features as well.