Ultra high definition just got a major boost, with Sharp Corporation newly released AQUOS 8K Series of 8K-compatible TVs and displays, reputed to be a world first. Since being acquired by Foxconn, the company has regained its focus and has start rolling out remarkable display that’s more affordable than Samsung or LG.
Sharp still makes its own LED panels and probably one of few left in Japan, the technology is a revolutionary for ultra-high-definition images with 16 times the resolution of full-HD. It reproduces images at unimaginable reality, ultra-fine details that even the naked eye sometime cannot capture. The use of such details will not only give viewers amazing picture quality but the use in commercial application will no less be astounding like in medicine, business, security, signage etc.
Sharp has been developing the leap for some time, releasing 8K-related products in Japan, in October 2015, the company released an 85-inch monitor using an LCD panel, and the advanced wideband digital satellite broadcast receiver compatible with ultra-high-definition (UHD) broadcasts in 2016, followed in June 2017 with the release of a 70-inch monitor.
Now the worldwide release will take place with Japan and China getting the 8K TV while Taiwan and Europe will be seeing the first roll out of similar resolution displays. Sharp is also complementing its TVs by accelerating development of broadcast receivers, cameras, and other 8K products.