Samsung has today announced the launch of a new certification program in partnership with the 8K Association (8KA), that has been designed to distinguish 8K-enabled TVs and other devices (via Engadget). Moreover, the company’s QLED 8K TV will be among the first televisions to be certified by the 8KA next year.
The program will distinguish TVs supporting four times as many pixels as the standard 4K televisions for clarity, contrast, 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.
Samsung and other member companies of the program will be able to promote 8K certified TVs after they are validated by the 8KA.
“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 program,” said Hyogun Lee, Executive Vice President 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.”
It is interesting to note that at IFA 2019, LG had claimed that it didn’t think Samsung’s 8K TVs conformed to a true 8K spec, even though it had the correct number of pixels.