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LG’s new 88-inch 8K TV is the largest OLED set ever

It wouldn’t be CES season without the emergence of some ridiculously awesome TVs we’re unlikely to ever own.

Ahead of this year’s show, which kicks off next week, LG has announced an 88-inch 8K OLED television.

It’s both the largest and highest resolution OLED panel ever concocted and will go on display on the LG stand during the annual Las Vegas extravaganza.

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Previously, the largest OLED panel was a 4K 77-inch effort, so LG is upping the stakes considerably with this 7680 x 4320 resolution set.

The firm is yet to reveal any more of the key specs, but we’ll surely discover those when the show commences on January 9.

LG does say it has been able to reach the 8K resolution by reducing the size of each pixel and the aperture ratio.

Because OLED displays are self-emissive LG has been able to achieve this without sacrificing brightness.

In a pre-CES press release, LG says: “The 8K OLED displays can also maintain their slimmer design, as the self-emissive OLEDs do not need backlight units. LCDs with 8K resolution, however, inevitably get heavier and thicker because backlight units need to be placed directly behind the panels to achieve the same level of brightness and picture quality as 4K products.”

“The 33 million self-emissive OLED pixels in each 8K OLED display create the more delicate images and unmatched picture quality that are already highly regarded in the UHD TV industry. OLED TVs are well-known for their superior picture quality with perfect black, more life-like colors, and wider viewing angles,” LG added.

Naturally, there’s little point LG offering this set for sale, given the lack of 8K content available right now, but it could be a sign of things to come from the firm, farther down the line.

We’ll be at CES in person and will get our eyes on the LG set at the first opportunity.

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