LG 88Z9, The World’s First Commercial 8K OLED TV Up For Pre Orders
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, South Korean technology company LG unveiled the world’s first 8K OLED TV, the LG OLED88Z9. The company has now opened pre-booking of the television in South Korea. Consequently, the television will be retailed in North America and Europe in the third quarter of the year 2019. As of now, the company has not hinted at an India launch yet.
LG OLED88Z9: Features And Specifications
The 8K OLED TV has a resolution of 7680 x 4320 px with a massive 88-inch display. The resolution implies that the screen houses a total of 33 million pixels. Additionally, the TV supports HDR and Dolby Vision formats. In terms. In terms of sharpness, 8K displays are almost 4 times as sharp as 4K screens and have almost 16 times the number of pixels present in FHD+ displays. Noteworthy, not a lot of 8K content is available on the market which can be showcased on LG’s display.
From a different perspective, even 4K content was quite scarce when 4K displays first made its way into the market. With the development of various online streaming platforms such as Netflix, Hulu and Prime Video, 8K content can be expected to be pushed out to consumers as well. Moreover, the 2020 Olympics, which will be held in Tokyo will be supposedly broadcasted in 8K resolution. Select video developers roll out custom content in 8K as well, but to be fair, there is not a lot that users can juice out of the LED at the moment.
Additional features include Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice assistant. Noteworthy, the voice assistant functionality will not be available globally. The LG 8K OLED TV has an inbuilt LG Gen 2 Pro Intelligent processor. Although the price of the TV has not been officially announced yet, it is expected to be quite expensive since there is no other commercially available 8K OLED TV in the market.