That 4K television you just paid thousands of dollars for may already be outdated. That’s because LG is showcasing a 8K set at IFA 2014. Yeah, good luck spotting individual pixels on this one.
Getting into specifics, the LG set on display (behind closed doors, mind you) boasts a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 – that’s 16 times the resolution of full HD according to LG. It doesn’t use OLED technology, instead relying on an LCD panel to make the magic happen.
Interestingly enough, LG said the set requires four of the image processors found in their 4K sets to produce the 8K resolution image. Of course, that’ll be cut down to just a single processor by the time it’s ready to ship.
If you haven’t already guessed, the LG set on display is more or less a one-off concept – proof that LG can build such a set. An LG representative said they could mass-produce the set within a year but there’s really no point in doing so right now. With 4K sets just now starting to penetrate the market and widespread compatible content for them still off in the distance, it’ll be quite some time before 8K sets go mainstream.
Here’s something to ponder in the meantime. Which television is more impressive: Samsung’s 105-inch bendable 4K set or LG’s LED-equipped 98-inch 8K resolution offering? Let us know in the comments section below!