Samsung and LG both launch 8K displays at IFA

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Samsung is one of the first companies to present new products at IFA 2018 in Berlin.

Currently, premium OLED TVs feature a 4K resolution display, also known as ultra-high definition (UHD), which provides four times sharper images than the high definition display.

The Korean company estimates that shipments of 8K TVs applied with different displays will be around 60,000 units globally this year and reach 5.3 million units by 2022.

SAMSUNG and LG have launched a new battle for television supremacy with both companies to unveil 8K televisions at Europe's biggest consumer electronics show. That said, we're pretty sure we said the same thing about 4K sets, and Full HD too... and now we're seeing those resolutions in smartphones.

Hass Mahdi, head of Audio Visual, Samsung Electronics Australia, said: "Samsung is dedicated to delivering the best possible home entertainment experience for Australians".

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However, what LG has done is show off their technological innovation behind making this television and got in on the act first to showcase this massive 8K OLED TV to the world.

LG claimed over 5million 8K televisions will have been sold by 2022.

The phone features a stylus which can be used to activate photos and drive Powerpoint presentations, along with an industry leading battery, a more powerful processor and staggering storage.

The company is launching four models in 2018 - 65in, 75in, 82in and 85in sets - and all share the same new imaging engine and refined quantum dot QLED technology. LG is drip feeding information about the screen, but we should know more as IFA progresses. The lack of native 8K content, however, means Samsung has been forced to talk about the TV's new video upscaling technology, rather than the resolution itself. Can you say upgrade?

That represents a significant jump compared to screens that are now available, as it will be a four-fold jump in the number of pixels of a 4K display. That is the same standard employed by top Hollywood film studios. Like Samsung's previously announced 146-inch Wall TV, LG's massive display uses an array of microscopic LEDs that form individual pixels.

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