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8K is the way to go in 2018. Especially if you have a few tens of thousands of dollars burning a hole in your pocket

8K is the way to go in 2018. Especially if you have a few tens of thousands of dollars burning a hole in your pocket

The CES arms race has begun, and the first entrant in the television competition is LG, which will be showing off an eye-popping 88-inch, 8K-resolution display at this year's show.

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If you were planning to buy an OLED TV but nothing out there was big enough for you, LG has a treat: The world's first 8K, 88-inch OLED display. LG's 8K TV will be a show of strength at CES 2018 as the company competes against the likes of Samsung and Panasonic, among others.

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What's more, LG's 8K TV is likely to be considerably more expensive than anything on the market. The new screen boasts an 88-inch diagonal and has a resolution of 7680x4320-better known as UHD 8K. This means Samsung Display will continue to supply the majority of OLED panels for the future iPhones as Apple usually sells over 200 million units of iPhone every year. LG's 77-inch TV costs a whopping $20,000.

ChannelNews is also tipping that Samsung, Philips and several Chinese brands along with Japanese brand Sharp will reveal 8K TV's at CES.

With its vital rival Samsung Display having prolonged moved its focus from OLED TVS to the QLED TVs, LG Display is now the solo-giant size OLED display maker in the globe.

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'OLED is clearly a next-generation technology leader and for this reason, LG Display is accelerating its research and development into OLED so that we can provide differentiated products to customers and markets'.

Prior to this, the largest OLED screen was at 77-inches and they were offered in 4K resolution. This not only includes televisions panels, but OLED panels for smartphones as well. LG says OLED is less susceptible to this than LED LCDs, although with LCD screens offering significantly higher brightness than OLED, there will probably be a levelling in potential performance.

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