4K is currently the standard resolution in which more televisions and monitors are moving towards (save for Apple who seems to be pushing for 5K). However in the future we expect that this will change, and from what we can tell, 8K could be the next step as we are seeing 8K display efforts from the likes of Samsung and also LG, who has unveiled what they claim to be the first 88-inch 8K OLED TV.

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According to Brian Kwon, president of LG Home Entertainment Company, “LG’s first 8K OLED TV is the pinnacle of technological achievement and the next evolutionary step in display technology. 4K OLED played a major role in reshaping TV industry and LG is confident that 8K OLED will do the same.”

The TV will sport a resolution of 7,680 × 4,320 which is over 33 million pixels, which if you’re trying to imagine what that looks like, imagine four sets of 4K displays arranged in a two by two grid. That being said, it is unclear as to how much this 8K TV will cost. Given that 4K TVs aren’t quite as cheap yet, we doubt that this will be wallet-friendly.

LG admits that the 8K market is still in its infancy but they expect that this will change in the next four years where it will grow to more than 5 million units. You may remember the LG 8K display (or panel) that was presented at CES 2018: this is the “Television” implementation of that technology.

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