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World’s First 8K OLED TV Unveiled by LG

LG stretches eyes and clarity with their latest offering.

One of the biggest improvements to home entertainment in the last decade is the rapid advancements made in television screen resolution. Gone are the days where you have to endure football matches with a grainy pitch and unrecognisable players, nowadays the clarity and resolution almost beat being at the stadium.

4K screens, with nearly four times the pixels displayed as 1080p TVs, are becoming the norm for most high-end users in today’s market, but LG has already announced their 8K (7,680 x 4,320 pixels, to be exact) OLED TV at IFA, an international electronics exhibition in Berlin, Germany.

The beast boasts an 88-inch screen size, and will be LG’s flagship television as they poise themselves to dominate the adoption of OLED televisions going forward.

Market-wide, the shipment numbers for OLED TVs are expected to double in 2018, and hit a high of roughly 9 million units by 2022, putting LG in the driver’s seat when it comes to having OLED offerings. OLED screens, because they emit their own light and don’t require any backlighting technology, are seen to be the successors to LCD technology, so LG will be leading the pack again, as they did when introducing 4K televisions to their range not too long ago.

Local pricing and availability is yet to be announced.

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