Samsung, LG, Toshiba, and other manufacturers presented their 8K resolution TV (7,680×4,320 pixels) at the IFA in Berlin. The IFA of Germany is the largest trade fair for consumer electronics in the European Union and is usually the place chosen by manufacturers to publicize their products.
At the show, Samsung was the only company that confirmed their 8K TV will hit the stores in October. The Korean giant unveiled and launched Q900R QLED which will be sold in three sizes in Europe (65, 75 and 82 inches) and in a price range of between 5,000 and 15,000 euros. For US customers it will be called Q900FN and will also be offered with an 85-inch screen.
During the presentation, Jongsuk Chu, vice president of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, said that they worked for years to reach this premium image quality. According to the manager, the new 8K produces four times more pixels than a 4K UHD TV and 16 times more pixels than a Full HD TV.
— Samsung Electronics (@Samsung) August 31, 2018
Keep in mind that since there is still no content available to view in 8K, Samsung relies on scaling technology. The company claims that the 8K AI Upscaling feature of the Q900R uses artificial intelligence and a special processor to take the images to a level compatible with 8K regardless of the quality or format of the original source.
LG, also a Korean company, announced at the IFA an 8K resolution TV, with OLED technology, but did not give details of when it would start selling it.