Right. Even though it may still feel like 4K is the latest and greatest in display technology, no doubt thanks to the amazing clarity of LG's OLED line and Samsung's own QLED line-up, that's about to change. Well, sometime in the future. With both companies showcasing 80-inch plus 8K screens in Berlin recently, with LG noting that it plans to sell 5 million by 2022.
Even though a 4K OLED screen greater than 65-inches currently costs more than a car and is still difficult to manufacture over standard LCD. But hey, 8K TVs feature 7680x4320 pixels over the 3840x2160 pixel resolution found in a 4K TV. Which is crazy.
Now, this many pixels in an OLED display which offers per-pixel lighting for unmatched contrast is definitely the stuff of the future. Samsung's 8K QLED offering will no doubt be able to hit the market at a lower cost - even though no pricing is available for either display. In terms of raw numbers, like with the jump from 1080p (or 2K) to 4K, the leap to 8K means roughly four-times the pixel-count.
Although an impressive screen and having one would be nothing short of amazing - the immediate implications for gaming is that there's no current hardware that would be able to push 8K in the console space. Even PC would be a struggle without cutting edge hardware like Nvidia's upcoming GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.