SmartHouse - - FIRST LOOK // LG - Writ­ten By THOMAS HELLIER

8K tele­vi­sions will be the new flash­point be­tween elec­tron­ics man­u­fac­tur­ers, with LG and Sam­sung us­ing IFA to dis­play their new­est gi­ant screens. As pre­vi­ously re­ported, Sam­sung in­tends to bring an 85 inch 8K QLED screen to the masses in Oc­to­ber 2018.

Not to be out­done, LG has brought out their own 8K screen, though they have been light on de­tails so far. LG is drip feed­ing in­for­ma­tion about the screen, but we should know more as IFA pro­gresses.

What we do know is that the screen will be 88-inches, use OLED tech­nol­ogy and will be 7680 x 4320 pixels, re­sult­ing in 33 mil­lion self-emit­ting pixels in to­tal.

LG are pro­mot­ing that the mar­ket for 8K ex­plode, com­ment­ing that 5 mil­lion units are ex­pected to ship by 2022. Whether con­sumers are ready just yet to move from 4K to 8K is un­known, but LG is bet­ting that they will and quickly.

There is no re­lease date or pric­ing as yet, but we may get more de­tails as IFA pro­gresses.

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