8K is here now!!!
Many people still haven't upgraded to 4K televisions, yet 8K technology landed in Australia on April 1 and our first question is whether you should care.
Announced in January, 8K models — which have four times more pixels than their 4K cousins — are being launched by Samsung, Sony and LG.
Samsung are set to be first to bring them to Australia while the others will be playing catch up in the second half of the year.
Samsung’s new QLED series launched in Singapore yesterday and the demonstrations were certainly impressive, with greater contrast, detail and brightness than we’ve ever seen before.
All this advancement comes at a price though — the cheapest Samsung 8K 65-inch TV will set you back $9999, while the 75-inch will cost $12,999 and the enormous 85-inch model will retail for $17,499.
8K OLED screens are also expected to appear later this year from manufactures like LG, Panasonic and Sony.