You’ll probably never own LG’s 88-inch 8K OLED TV, and that’s OK

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CES, the tech industry’s biggest annual trade show, kicks off next week, which means it’s time for various gadget makers to start teasing their most striking announcements. LG has already partaken in this process, and this week, its LG Display subsidiary furthered the pre-show hype by announcing a new 88-inch OLED TV panel with a super-sharp 8K resolution, which it will showcase at the event.

To put that jargon in simpler terms: beyond being very large, this panel should have the infinite contrast ratio and deep colors of LG’s existing (and excellent) OLED TV panels and four times as many pixels as the already-crisp 4K TVs that have just recently fallen to mainstream prices. Officially, the new TV’s resolution measures at 7680 x 4320, which is twice the vertical resolution and twice the horizontal resolution of a typical 4K panel.

LG only talked up the display itself in a press release. So while the panel is likely to be used in a future OLED TV set, the company did not disclose any details related to price, a release timeline, or any further technical details. LG did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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