LG to unveil 8K TV at CES next month - rumor

12 Dec 2014 | Rasmus Larsen |

The South Korean giant will reportedly unveil an 8K OLED TV at next month’s CES 2015 show in Las Vegas. It is still a prototype but LG has plans to commercialize at a later point, according to CNET.

Update: CNET has removed all references to OLED from the article, which appears to suggest that it is instead a LCD panel.

33 million pixels

LG is already selling Full HD OLED TVs in most regions and the first 4K OLED TVs should be available very soon. But OLED technology can do much more, and LG wants to show us how far it has come at CES 2015.

Codenamed Mabinogion, the 55-inch 8K OLED TV has no less than 33 million pixels in total – or 7680x4320 pixel resolution. The prototype was made in early November but LG is waiting for CES to unveil it to the world. It has most likely been manufactured at LG’s new OLED plant that will start operating at mass scale this month.

LG 77-inch 4K OLED-TV

The new OLED panel will also offer higher brightness than current OLED TVs in stores, reaching 500 cd/m2. Since no playback devices can do 8K at the moment, LG has been working closely with Nvidia to create a PC capable of feeding the display.

- "With the know-how acquired from making the prototype, if LG finds good grounds to commercialize the display for mass production, it will do so. LG has already finished up approving the technological viability of the 55-inch, 8K display, and is now starting preparation to commercialize it to make it a product," the source said to CNET.

The 8K OLED TV will be a showpiece for LG and OLED technology but LG has plans to commercialize at a later point. The report further notes that LG is rumored to add an 8K TV to its LCD line-up next year. LG could also show off a 110-inch OLED TV at CES.

- Source: CNET

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