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

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If LG is able to build displays for this year's iPhone X, it's possible Apple will tap the company again for 2018 iPhones, which are.

LG has already shown a 77-in 4K OLED and developed a transparent and flexible 77-in OLED in June past year. First, it's the largest OLED display ever created, measuring 88 inches diagonally.

LG has also recently improved its OLED production capacity to secure its dominance in the large-size OLED display market.

The previous record-holder for the biggest OLED display TV only touched 77 inches and it only featured 4K resolution.

That said, LG's television is more notable for its technology and the simple fact that it exists; CES is about practical technology and a little bit of showboating, and LG's 88-inch 8K display is in the latter camp for 99 percent of the people that will get to sit down and take a look. Naturally, there's little point LG offering this set for sale, given the lack of 8K content available right now, but it could be a sign of things to come from the firm, farther down the line.

LG Display announced, on January 1, the world's first 88-inch organic light emitting diode (OLED) display panel with 8K picture quality four times brighter than ultra-high definition (UHD) display panels now available. As OLEDs are self-emissive and therefore less affected by aperture ratio, they are optimal for 8K panels.

The product has 33 million pixels (7680 × 4320 pixels), 16 times the resolution of a full HD display (1920 × 1080) and quadruple that of a UHD display (3840 × 2160). "LCDs with 8K resolution, however, inevitably get heavier and thicker because backlight units need to be placed directly behind the panels to achieve the same level of brightness and picture quality as 4K products".

However, the 8K OLED TV will not be hitting stores anytime soon, as the company is expected wait it out for 8K resolution content to enter the mainstream market.

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