In a statement, Sharp said that the Aquos is a step up from the 4K technology and boasts an eye-popping 7,680 x 4,320 resolution.
“8K is a revolutionary technology for ultra-high-definition images with 16 times the resolution of full-HD which could not be expressed with 4K images. It reproduces images at ultimate reality, with ultra-fine details even the naked eye cannot capture.”
Sharp Europe CEO Bob Ishida, for his part, shared that they were also developing other products that use 8K technology like cameras and broadcast receivers. “We are trying to be a company who can actually provide end-to-end solutions on this 8K ecosystem,” he said.
The Aquos will first be launched in China this October followed by Japan this December. There will also be a Q1 2018 release for the Taiwanese and European markets. It is expected to retail for €8000 or roughly P485,900.