LG to Start Global Rollout of 8K OLED TVs
LG Electronics will begin rolling out the world’s first 8K OLED TV (the SIGNATURE series 88-inch Model 88Z9) and its LG 8K NanoCell TV (75-inch Model 75SM99) this month in global markets including the U.S., according to a press announcement issued Sept. 3 by the company’s Korea-based headquarters. The market rollout also includes Australia, Germany, France and the U.K. The 88-inch model had been on display in Korea at the company’s own Best Shop stores this summer, and was available to be special-ordered then for around the U.S. dollar equivalent of around $41,000.
As the world’s first 8K OLED TV and LG’s largest OLED TV to date, the 88-inch LG SIGNATURE Model 88Z9 OLED 8K TV delivers 8K Ultra HD resolution (7,680 x 4,320) with 33 million self-emitting pixels, equivalent to 16 times the number of pixels in a Full HD TV and four times that of a UHD TV. It further features a minimalist design with a brushed aluminum stand and a virtually bezel-less display, and comes with an integrated 80-watt speaker system for powerful sound.
The 75-inch 8K NanoCell TV employs LG’s Nano Display technology. Nano Color filters out impurities to enhance color reproduction, and Nano Black – advanced Full Array Local Dimming Pro technology optimized for 8K – controls the TV’s backlighting for deeper blacks and greater contrast, according to LG.