Samsung, LG Showcase Their First Commercial 8K TVs at IFA 2018

Monday, 03 Sep, 2018

The Q900R QLED 8K TV will be available in the United Kingdom from mid-October and will come with screen sizes of either 65, 75, 82 or 85-inches. 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. Samsung's new QLED TVs boast of up to 4000-nit brightness and supports HDR10+ technology as well. The company did not comment on HDMI 2.1 either but we are chasing details. Samsung says its new QLED 8K sets will be in stores in some markets from the end of September, with the United States getting its first taste in October with the 85-inch size.

Samsung and LG have not released pricing information for the new 8K televisions, but they are both likely to cost in excess of $10,000 when they are released in October.

So sure, at its core, the Q900R appears to be a solid TV.

Concerning other rivals' move to release self-emitting QLED TVs, such as China's TCL, Samsung expressed confidence that it is still ahead of other players in terms of technology capabilities, Yonhap news agency reported. The Samsung QLED 8K TVs fits four times more pixels when measured against a 4K UHD TV and sixteen times more than that of a full HD TV.

Samsung didn't want to feel left out with the South Korean giant unveiling their first 8K QLED TV that is coming soon, with the Q900FN and its minimalistic design and great built-in features. It also features Direct Full Array Elite for enhanced contrast and precise backlighting control, and also sports 100 percent Color Volume for colour accuracy. This automatically switches the TV's image source and audio output for an optimised viewing experience.

LG is sticking with its OLED driven technology, arguing it will continue to dominant the ultra premium market for users who want the most vivid pictures with the deepest blacks.

Its One Invisible Connection feature operates from a standard 5 meters distance to let users decide how and where they want to place the TV.