Samsung Electronics has partnered with the 8K Association (8KA) to establish a first-of-its-kind certification programme designed to distinguish 8K-enabled TVs and other devices.
The Samsung QLED 8K will be among the first TVs to be certified by the 8KA this year.
The programme will certify TVs featuring four times as many pixels as the standard 4K TVs for clarity, contrast and colour and high dynamic range (HDR) performance.
Among the features tested include display resolution reaching 7680 x 4320, peak brightness greater than 600 nits, image transmission of HDMI2.1 and high efficiency video codec (HVEC).
The 8KA also plans to spread promotional activities for the 8K industry through demos, showcasing the advanced technological development of 8K-enabled products, production workflow, delivery options and display devices.
“We are proud to be one of the founding members of the 8K Association and to have our new lineup of QLED 8K TVs certified by the programme,” said Hyogun Lee, executive VP of the visual display business at Samsung Electronics. “Our goal is to provide consumers with the ability to easily identify premium 8K displays from other devices when making purchasing decisions. Home entertainment and TVs are important investments for many of our consumers, and we hope that the 8KA Certification Logo will help guide them.”