LG Starts Selling its First 8K OLED TV

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The company said that it is the first 8K Oled TV in the world available for commercial sales. Samsung 8K TV launch may also be around the corner

LG 88-inch 8K OLED TV

LG has started pre-booking orders for its 88-inch 8K OLED TV in South Korea. The Korea based consumer electronics company has plans to launch the TV in other markets during the third quarter of this year. LG, in another first, had recently introduced its first ceiling fan in India.

Brian Kwon, president of the Mobile Communications and Home Entertainment companies at LG, said, “Being the first to market with the world’s first and largest 8K OLED TV shows our commitment to leading the ultra-premium TV segment and delivering the ultimate viewing experience.”

Interestingly, Samsung is also gearing up to launch its first 8K series TV launch in India this month. Sources told Electronics For You that Samsung’s 8K TV line-up is slated for launch in the June 2019 in India.

LG’s largest OLED TV till date

As LG’s largest OLED TV to date, the TV employs a panel with over 33 million self-emitting pixels to deliver LG OLED TV’s iconic picture quality, ensuring the most lifelike colors in a wide viewing angle, an infinite contrast ratio and true blacks. LG’s official statement read, “Images are exceptionally sharp on the 88-inch TV thanks to 8K Ultra HD resolution (7,680 x 4,320) equivalent to 16 times the number of pixels in full HD and four times that of UHD.”

In some markets the LG 8K OLED TV will offer built-in versions of both the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. This 8K OLED TV by LG features company’s α (Alpha) 9 Gen 2 8K intelligent processor. The processor, as per LG, elevates picture and sound quality with deep learning technology and access to an extensive database of visual information. This allows the chip to optimize content by recognizing source quality and implementing the best algorithm guaranteeing stunningly real images.

LG’s official statement read, “The LG 88Z9 increases viewer immersion with its impressive audio performance. Sound quality is boosted by an intelligent algorithm that can up-mix two-channel audio to deliver convincing virtual 5.1 surround sound. Deep learning significantly improves output by analyzing source content to produce enhanced sound effects in movies, deeper bass in music and clearer voices in sporting events. Users can adjust the sound to suit viewing conditions or let the TV set the best sound levels based on the environment.”

It continued, “To ensure an outstanding HDR experience the LG 8K OLED TV comes with Dolby Atmos for incredibly realistic sound and intelligently fine-tunes content compatible with Dolby Vision. The TV supports HDMI 2.1, allowing viewers the opportunity to enjoy 8K content at a fast 60 frames per second. The TV also supports automatic low latency mode (ALLM), variable refresh rate (VRR) and enhanced audio return channel (eARC).”

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