CES 2018: LG showcases 88-inches OLED display with an 8K resolution

Posted January 02, 2018

But that was the same when 4K displays were forayed into the market by vendors. An 88-inch OLED panel is the largest OLED display to date.

South Korean technology major LG known for its prowess in LED display development has come up with a new giant super high-resolution TV with state-of-the-art technology that is for sure going to take the television viewing experience to a whole new level.

We saw 4K and HDR getting popular in 2017 and now as we enter 2018 LG is all set to launch world's first 8K OLED display at CES 2018. LG has teased the 88-inch 8K display and we will know more about it next week at CES.

The product has 33 million pixels (7680 × 4320 pixels), 16 times the resolution of a full HD display (1920 × 1080) and quadruple that of a UHD display (3840 × 2160).

"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", In-Byung Kang, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at LG Display, said in a statement. Meanwhile, Samsung shifted from OLED to QLED panels past year, making LG Display the only large-sized OLED display maker in the game.

LCDs are usually non-emissive which means they require backlight units.

LG said that conventionally, increases in resolution make pixels smaller, and that lowers aperture ratio, which makes it hard to maintain luminance. Aperture ratio is described as the ratio of the area that can pass through when a region is not covered by black matrix and wiring portion of the pixel. In addition, OLEDs can emit light on their own without backlights so can be made very thin.

The significance of ultra-high 8K resolution panel development is higher resolution without compromising brightness, according to LGD. And for purists, that's not really the highest quality you can get; native content is much better, but there just isn't any to watch right now.