LG has announced the launch of the world’s first 88-inch 8K OLED display and it comes with a resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels.
LG will be showing off their new 88-inch 8K OLED display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this month.
“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. “OLED is clearly a next-generation technology leader and for this reason, LG Display is accelerating its research and development into OLED so that we can provide differentiated products to customers and markets.”
The significance of ultra-high 8K resolution panel development is higher resolution without compromising brightness. Higher resolution is achieved by reducing the size of each pixel and in turn aperture ratio*, unavoidably reducing brightness. As OLEDs are self-emissive and therefore less affected by aperture ratio, they are optimal for 8K panels. On the other hand, non-emissive LCDs should improve the performance of their backlight units when achieving higher resolution in order to compensate for the drop in aperture ratio and brightness. This leads to an increase in power consumption and material costs.”
We will have more details on the new 88-inch 8K OLED display when it is shown off at CES 2018 later this month. As yet there are no details on how much it will cost.