Sharp reveals new 4K, 8K and wraparound displays
Sharp has announced a number of new displays that it says "simply cannot be duplicated by other companies." The firm showcased an 85-in 8K LCD screen, a 120-in 4K commercial LCD display and a 60-in wraparound pillar display at CES in Las Vegas.
The 8K LCD screen has a native resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 and Sharp says its the world’s first 8K LCD display to be compliant with the standards of the first 8K test broadcasts. It has a 120 Hz refresh rate, 12 bits per pixel and a brightness of 400 cd/m2. The screen is expected to debut in Japan as soon as 2016.
According to Sharp, its 120-in 4K display is the largest 4K commercial display in the world. It is designed as an alternative to video walls in public spaces or to projectors in conference rooms and classrooms.
Finally, the firm has unveiled a 60-in wraparound LCD display designed for mounting on pillars. The device has a convex design with an approximate 150 degree arc.
There is no word yet on pricing for these new displays, or on availability for the 4K and wraparound displays.