LG Begins “Global Rollout” of 8K OLED and NanoCell 8K TVs

If you’ve been waiting for the chance to buy an 8K TV from LG, the time has finally come. The company has announced the global rollout of both its 8K OLED, the 88Z9, and it’s first 8K NanoCell TV, the 75SM99. These TVs will be available in September 2019 in global markets that include Australia, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The 88Z9 OLED is notable for not only being an 8K TV, but for being the largest OLED offered by LG at 88 inches. this television offers 7,680 x 4,320 (33 million) emissive pixels, next to render tremendously sharp imagery with incredible contrast and clarity.

The much more affordable 75 inch 8K NanoCell TV from LG uses LCD technology and a FALD backlight “Full Array Local Dimming Pro” to achieve high contrast and offer a vivid picture.

LG touts that both TVs utilize a second-generation Alpha 9 8K “Intelligent Processor” as for the six step noise reduction and high quality 8K upscaling. The new TVs also feature upmixing of two channel sound to 5.1 virtual surround and are WiSA wireless audio-ready.

These TVs support Dolby Vision and Technicolor “Advanced HDR” at resolutions up to 4K, as well as HLG and HDR10 HDR at 8K. Moreover, thanks to four HDMI 2.1-compliant ports, 8K/60p video is supported as well as eARC, ALLM (automatic low latency mode) and VRR ( variable refresh rate).

Built-in support for Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit sweeten the deal. And depending on the global markets, the TVs will also offer support for Google assistant and Amazon Alexa (for example, in the U.S.).