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

Ceria Alfonso
Enero 13, 2018

Apple has always been rumoured to hanker after alternative sources for iPhone display panels to reduce its growing dependency on Samsung for the same. This coincides with reports past year that Apple would be investing up to $2.6 billion in LG Display to allow the company to build more OLED production lines and dedicate some of them exclusively to Apple's orders.

It has four times as many pixels as current 4K UHD TVs - although so far there is very little 8K content to watch on it.

During the conference, held annually in Las Vegas in January, the company is set to showcase its latest development in TV technology with the 88-inch 8K OLED display. Samsung, a prominent name in display market, has patented a new foldable display. The company said last week it had received approval from South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy to build its first OLED production facility in China.

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While that's not the largest television you can buy, the upgrade to LG's (now paltry-looking) 77-inch 4K display is the first huge OLED display with more than 33 million pixels to play with-perfect for all the 8K content you can access, which is none. One of the OLED models is said to have a 5.8-inch display just like the iPhone X and the other OLED model is expected to flaunt a larger 6.5-inch display and it could be the iPhone XI Plus.

Just as the HDR and 4K are heading to mainstream, the ambitious peeps at LG Display have also been thoroughly consumed in shoving its technology of OLED to 8K. Meanwhile, rival Samsung has moved on to QLED TVs.

Though 4K is still in the process of supplanting Full HD as the home TV resolution of choice, manufacturers are already preparing 8K systems for release. The idea of a folding phone is nothing new but we have yet to see a device that has a fully functional display that can flex and work like any ordinary smartphone screen. OLED displays are brighter and offer more vivid colors compared to an LCD display, but are also more expensive to manufacture.

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