While 4K HDR capable TVs are dominating the market at the moment, what about the next phase in display technology – 8K? Well it looks like LG and Samsung are not wasting no time unveiling new models sporting the higher resolution.

In fact, LG debuted a new OLED unit yesterday at IFA 2018, and now Samsung has one-upped them by announcing the commercial availability for a range of new 8K QLED TVs at the Berlin-based event.

The main difference between the two offerings is that LG’s variant is utilising an organic LED system as opposed to Samsung’s Quantum Dot technology. The latter is also coming to market shortly, with no real mention of availability for LG’s newly unveiled product.

Diving deeper into new Samsung 8K TVs, model in question is the Q900R, with four different sizesĀ  – 65″, 75″, 82″ and 85″.

All four models will be launched at the end of September in select European countries and the US, but no word on the EMEA region or South Africa in particular.

While we await word on their local status, we can still run through the capabilities of the new 8K TVs.

“Samsung QLED 8K TV will feature several 8K-ready enhancements, including Real 8K Resolution, Q HDR 8K and Quantum Processor 8K, all created to bring 8K-quality images to life,” the company noted in a press release about the announcement.

More specifically Samsung says the Q900R range features true 8K resolution, although no details on the precise number of pixels is not listed on the press release, but we’re assuming it will be 7 680 X 4 320.

Other features include the ability to perform at a peak brightness of 4 000 nits, HDR 10+ functionality and 8K AI upscaling.

As for how much the new Samsung 8K TVs will cost, the company has not provided any recommended pricing at this stage, so we’ll have to be on the look out for that.