In a world’s first, LG Display has created an 88-inch 8K organic light emitting diode (OLED) display.
The tech carries 33 million pixels (7680 x 4320), which is currently the highest resolution. For comparison, that’s four times more than ultra high definition (UHD), and 16 times more than full high definition (FHD).
“The successful development of the world’s first 8K OLED display is a milestone for the 8K era and underscores the exciting potential of OLED,” says In-Byung Kang, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at LG Display, in a press release.
“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,” Kang adds.
According to LG Display, development centered on achieving higher resolutions while, at the same time, maintaining brightness. To attain a higher resolution, the team reduced the size of each pixel. However, this process also reduced the aperture ratio, which inevitably affects device brightness. Since OLEDs exhibit self-emissive characteristics, the aperture ratio holds less influence.
Compared to its backlit LCD counterpart, OLED tech allows for less power consumption and material costs. Since backlight units are not necessary, 8k OLED displays also promote a slimmer overall design.
Although pricing details have yet to be revealed, the device will be featured later this month at the LG Display booth at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.