LG Display announced, on January 1, the world's first 88-inch organic light emitting diode (OLED) display panel with 8K picture quality four times brighter than ultra-high definition (UHD) display panels now available. Higher resolution is achieved by reducing the size of each pixel and in turn aperture ratio, unavoidably reducing brightness. 8K is 16 times more than the high-definition resolution of 1920×1080, and four times more than the ultra high-definition (UHD) resolution of 3840×2160. Interestingly, the new system has an 8K display making it the first of its kind and with this, the company is promising better things for the consumers. For pointers on this, LG already offers a 77-inch TV with 4K OLED display for more than $20,000. This leads to an increase in power consumption and material costs.
More details, including pricing, should be revealed when the display is shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 9 to 12, 2018. At CES 2017, Samsung unveiled three QLED TVs - the Q9, Q8 and Q7. LG's 8K TV will be a show of strength at CES 2018 as the company competes against the likes of Samsung and Panasonic, among others.
Burn-in is a fact of life for OLED displays, including the iPhone X's Super Retina display.
As we said, this is an experimental 4K TV and really exists more for the sheer public relations value it creates, so don't hold your breath for 8K OLED hitting the shelves or Amazon listings any time soon in 2018.
If one goes by the resolution, this will be the highest resolution OLED display and the largest one ever.
Since OLEDs do not require backlight units they are also much slimmer and lighter than their LCD counterparts.
For the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, Apple has embedded a series of futuristic features and design elements.
LG is keeping quiet about the panel, and it does not seem the sort of product where you have to consider the price. Look for businesses to use these to impress their recruits and partners.