Sharp to Release World's First Home-Use 8K TVs (News)


Tokyo, Sept. 1 (Jiji Press)—Sharp Corp. has said it will release the world's first 8K superhigh-definition television sets for home use.

In Japan, Sharp will launch a 70-inch model on December 1, following its Chinese debut in October, according to the company's announcement on Thursday.

The 8K TV series will also hit the market in Taiwan in February 2018 and Europe in the following month.

The Japanese model is expected to sell for around ¥1 million. Sharp plans to manufacture 200 units per month.

The 8K technology realizes a resolution 16 times the levels of the existing full high-definition TVs. Sharp released a 70-inch 8K monitor for medical and other professional use in June this year.

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