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SlideshowCES 2020: 8K Won't Be a World-Beater Anytime Soon

Look, Ma! No Bezel!
Sony's nearly bezel-free 8K TV is pretty, but is also expected to cost a pretty penny when it's released into the wild.
Sony's nearly bezel-free 8K TV is pretty, but is also expected to cost a pretty penny when it's released into the wild.

Jeff Baumgartner 1/13/2020 | 1:45:07 PM
Re: Law of Diminshing Returns strikes again True, not a lot of reason to pack 8K into a smartphone. A few years ago Samsung was reportedly working on an 11K phone, but back then the apparent application was VR as this was when Samsung was heavily into VR headsets that were paired with smartphones. Guess they thought that would produce a more clear, vivid image for that. But the whole consumer end of the VR market isn't so hot , so guessing any notion of creating an 8K phone for a VR-facign purpose is a non-starter today. JB 
Duh! 1/13/2020 | 10:39:37 AM
Law of Diminshing Returns strikes again No surprise here.

The value proposition for 8k is weak. 4k is more than good enough for most consumers. The difference in image quality is so small as to not be worth higher prices. As the article points out, you need a 60-inch display to be able to tell the difference. No use when viewing on a phone or tablet.

Network implications: 8k isn't going to drive a new round of traffic growth in the Internet or edge.
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