In Berlin, at IFA-2019, Sharp showed off an 8K TV with support for fifth-generation 5G cellular networks with a screen size of 120 inches. The TV is the world’s largest 8k-resolution LCD TV, reports Engadget.
Sharp is convinced that 5G support in 2019 is relevant. The company emphasizes that the combination of 8K + 5G makes the new TV the best tool for displaying works of art. One of the scenarios for using a television suggests that the device will be used by art critics for remote restoration work.
Earlier, Sharp’s intention to release 8K TVs was announced ahead of NHK’s launch of an ultra-high definition TV channel. It was noted that Sharp 8K TVs are the first Japanese-designed devices that do not require an external tuner to receive Ultra-HD signals.
On September 5, 2019, Sharp signed a licensing agreement with SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (“Samsung Electronics”) for major patents for wireless standards, including LTE.
We continue to offer new mobile devices that were pioneers in the industry and have been actively engaged in research and development in the field of wireless technologies and networks, such as W-CDMA, LTE, LTE-Advanced, 5G and patent applications. As a result, we have over 6,000 core patents for W-CDMA, LTE, LTE-Advanced, and 5G standards. The number of companies that have obtained licenses for our standard core patents has already increased, including Samsung Electronics, and the number of licensed companies continues to grow.
We will continue to work on realizing our business vision of “changing the world with 8K + 5G and AIoT” through research and development of core technologies related to wireless technologies and networks such as 5G.