LG kicks off CES’s giant TV race with an 88-inch 8K OLED display

Posted On 2018-01-13 by Research N Reports

LG is pushing TV displays to ever-greater sizes and resolutions for the upcoming CES 2018. A recent report says that the company will be showing off a new 88-inch OLED television with an 8K display, promising the biggest and highest-resolution OLED on the market. It’s an update over LG’s existing 77-inch panel with 4K resolution, and even though there’s no price for this new display, the 77-inch screen costs $20,000 right now. Samsung has an 88-inch TV based its competing QLED technology — also for $20,000 — but that’s also “only” 4K, and QLED’s quality is contentious.

4K OLED screens are getting more reasonable, and 4K content is getting more common. But it’s still hardly the norm for TVs, so you really don’t need to be thinking about making the switch to 8K resolution right now. Nonetheless, CES is a chance to see companies push the limits of how big, crisp, and beautiful a screen can look — and this is an early glimpse of what we’ll be seeing next week.