Samsung is to announce its foray into 8K with the unveiling of the Q900R QLED 8K complete with 8K AI Upscaling. There is now no pricing or availability information available for neither LG's nor Samsung's 8K TV.
The 8K sets will only be available in 65-, 75-, 82- and 85-inch screen sizes, which makes sense since even Superman's peepers would struggle to notice any difference in picture quality between 4K and 8K on smaller screen sizes. "At this level of pixel density, the individual pixels composing an image become imperceptible to the human eye-even when viewed up close".
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Adding up to a total of over 33 million pixels, the LG's 88-inch 8K OLED TV has a resolution of 7680x4320, which is an equivalent of four 4K TVs. All models will also bundle in Real 8K resolution, Q HDR 8K, and Quantum Processor 8K enhancements.
"In addition, the Q900R features Direct Full Array Elite for enhanced contrast and precise backlighting control, and also 100% colour volume, enabling users to witness billions of shades of colour for the purest color accuracy". Samsung's new QLED TVs boast of up to 4000-nit brightness and supports HDR10+ technology as well. Samsung's QLED 8K with 8K AI Upscaling is a part of the company's long-term vision of leading 8K to the forefront as the most accurate and life-like screen resolution on the market. Thus far, no pricing has been detailed by either company. There is no word as to when these will be coming to India. Brian Kwon, president of LG Home Entertainment Company, said in a statement, "LG's first 8K OLED TV is the pinnacle of technological achievement and the next evolutionary step in display technology". Samsung also emphasized that they offer the latest smart functionality such as the Tizen operating system, the One Remote, and the One Invisible Cable to an external box via a 5 meter optical cable.