If there’s one massive trend that’s been made perfectly clear here during our first 24 hours in Berlin for IFA 2018 it’s that 8K TV is officially here. There’ve been rumblings at past IFAs and other consumer tech shows with manufacturers showing off some very early and very expensive models. But the time is apparently now for 8K to truly make its presence felt, and all of the big players are using this show as their platform to get into the game.
Here’s a quick recap of what we’ve seen so far:
- LG showed off the world’s first 8K OLED TV here in Berlin. The South Korean-based manufacturer said in its statement that it expects the market to mature to some five million units in the next four years.
- Samsung quickly followed suit with their 8K QLED TV. The company’s 85-inch offering will reportedly be made available in October.
- TCL was next up with their 8K QLED TV, which put the focus on sound thanks to its integrated Onkyo soundbar that will be Dolby Atmos-enabled.
- Sharp, which announced in April that their 8K model would hit the European market this year, has that set with them here in Berlin as well.