Being the world’s first manufacturer to develop an Ultra-HD television featuring a 7680×4320 resolution, Sharp still has an edge over its rivals on the 8K front. At IFA next week the company plans to showcase its latest 8K devices, including the world’s largest liquid crystal display as well as an 8K TV with an integrated 5G modem.

Sharp’s next-generation 120-inch display with an 8K resolution will be the pinnacle of the company’s (and the industry’s) LCD technology as previously screens of this size used other types of panels. Sharp does not disclose refresh rate of the giant monitor or its peak brightness, but we do know that Sharp's 2nd Generation commercial 8K UHDTVs featured a 100/120 Hz refresh rate as well as 400 - 1000 nits brighness for SDR and HDR content, respectively. Whether this one will or not will depend on its manufacturing feasibility and commercial potential.

Another interesting 8K device that Sharp plans to demonstrate at IFA will be its 8K display with a built-in 5G modem designed specifically for museums and schools. The 8K Viewer with 5G enables remote viewing of art (or architecture) masterpieces or highly-detailed images/videos needed for education with a naked eye remotely (and with a certain level of interactivity, provided that there is an appropriate infrastructure).

In fact, Sharp plans to create a so-called 8K+5G ecosystem whereby ultra-high-resolution videos and images will be delivered over a 5G network to the end user or to the Internet. For example, a camcorder equipped with a 5G modem will be able to broadcast 8K video with HDR to the Internet without using a smartphone. Considering the fact that an 8K video stream with ultra-wide color gamut will require bandwidth of at least 512 Gbps (Ultra HD Blu-ray’s 128 Gbps × 4), 5G will make a lot of sense for such a broadcast, but to enjoy it one will need a fast Internet connection as well.

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  • shabby - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    "For example, a camcorder equipped with a 5G modem will be able to broadcast 8K video with HDR to the Internet without using a smartphone"

    Did someone forget to tell sharp that uploads on 5g networks are at 4g?
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  • Silma - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    You probably meant 128 Mbps for Ultra HD Blu-ray, not 128 Gbps. Reply
  • PeachNCream - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    "5G will make a lot of sense for such a broadcast"

    I'm sure the cellular providers that will be billing you by the kilobyte after you blow away your monthly data allotment 30 minutes into starting a data stream will agree with that idea. Though you might also find that the 128 kbps they offer after you break 20GB that they downspeed you to if you plan is unlimited with caveats will offer outstanding, high quality images.
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  • zepi - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    Many many countries doen’t have datacaps. Reply
  • shabby - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    First world countries like America do... Reply
  • surt - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    "First world". Reply
  • shabby - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    😂 Reply
  • ksec - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    There is a 5G broadcast spec being work on, which means you can watch Aerial TV on 5G Network . Reply
  • Arsenica - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    Now people will only need to take their 8k screen outside and align it correctly to see the power of 5G streaming. Reply
  • p1esk - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    lol @ 5G for 512Gbps Reply

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