Content adoption around 8K might not seem on a ubiquitous rise right now, but if you consider how quickly everything shifted from 1080p to 4K, and factor in Moore's Law, well, it should be eight times as fast as the 4K revolution. Well, that's how our maths goes... at any rate, Samsung's impressive range of upcoming 8K QLED panels have been priced and dated for release in Australia.
The date for release is... now! In that as of May 14, the below is available. Here's Samsung Australia's official word:
Available in 82-inch, 75-inch and 65-inch screen sizes, the range has been designed to meet Australians demand for larger screen formats that provide incredible performance customers have come to expect from Samsung.You can now grab these sexy panels at all leading audio and visual retailer, or click here to go directly to Samsung's online store. We've been privileged to see these up close but are yet to play around with one, but it looks like the 8K revolution is on its way. Brace yourself. Especially with the next wave of consoles coming through that will no doubt find ways to utilise the extra clarity and power on these new screens once they had some time in the living room sun.
Is there literally any 8k content available to watch on these things?
There are 8K videos on You Tube and you could probably play KOTOR II at 8K but apparently the AI upscaling on these things is impressive and the HDMI 2.1 standard lets you game at 4K at 120 FPS when the Ampere cards come around.