LG bringing “world’s first 8K OLED TV” to IFA 2018

model stands by LG 8K OLED TV launching at IFA 2018

LG has confirmed that it will be showcasing what it labels the "world’s first" 8K (7680 x 4320) OLED TV at IFA 2018 in Berlin this week.

Late last week it became apparent that Samsung is extremely likely to launch its first 8K QLED TV at IFA, and now its LG’s turn to take the spotlight.

To “lead the market in advanced premium TV technologies” the South Korean manufacturer says it plans to start to mass produce large screen OLED TVs capable of supporting 8K content.

A large 88-in 8K LG OLED TV will be on display at the show, featuring over 33 million self-emitting pixels to produce the contrast ratio and “true” blacks that LG has become renowned for.

To date, in addition to Samsung, Sharp has led the way to 8K – unveiling a 70-in 8K TV in April of this year, after initially focusing on commercial installations.

“LG’s first 8K OLED TV is the pinnacle of technological achievement and the next evolutionary step in display technology,” commented Brian Kwon, president of LG’s home entertainment sector. “4K OLED played a major role in reshaping TV industry and LG is confident that 8K OLED will do the same.”

LG added that by 2022 OLED TV shipments are expected to double (from 2018) to surpass 9 million units, and in the same time period the 8K TV market is forecast to grow beyond the 5 million mark.

Other LG products and its 88-in 8K OLED TV can be found at Hall 18 at IFA.

IFA 2018 takes place from 31 August to 5 September, 2018 at Messe Berlin. Check back to HiddenWires for all the latest updates from the show.