Samsung has shot a lead in a brewing 8K standards war by declaring that its 8K QLED TVs will likely be among the first to be certified by the fledgling 8K Association (8KA) sometime subsequent year. Meaning the sets will hit a minimum of 7,680 x 4,320 resolution (twice that of UHD), whereas peaking out at 600 nits of brightness and supporting HDMI2.1 and HEVC (H.265) standards. That would embody models like Samsung’s rumored bezel-free Q950T.
The certification is necessary, as Samsung will have the ability to promote its 8K TVs as being authorized by the 8KA, full of an emblem. “We aim to offer consumers with the ability to simply identify premium 8K shows from different gadgets when making purchasing decisions,” said Samsung Display VP Hyogun Lee.
Whereas this may sound like a non-controversial announcement, a lot are going on behind the scenes. At IFA 2019, LG made clear that it did not suppose Samsung’s 8K TVs agreed to a real 8K spec, even though it had the right variety of pixels, according to Forbes. It believes that Samsung’s QLED pixels aren’t distinct from each other, so the sufficient resolution is decrease than 8K. Naturally, it thinks its 88Z9 OLED and LM99 LCD TVs are sharper and do meet a real 8K standard.