Samsung and SK Telecom Sign Agreement to Develop 8K TV Enabled With 5G Network

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Samsung Electronics and SK Telecom announced a partnership for the development of 8K resolution TV that will have 5G network compatibility for faster speeds and ultra-low latency. The intent of both companies is to create a product that allows users to download virtual reality content and other heavier data.

Both Korean companies have also agreed to work together on eSpace, SK Telecom’s hyperspace platform to replicate the real world in cyberspace, and on 5G Sero TV, a pan-tilt television. According to SK Telecom Director Park Jin-hyo, the fifth-generation mobile network could bring the hypermedia environment into the real world.

“The 5G-8K TV is the culmination of ultra-low latency 5G networks combined with ultra-high-definition TV technology. 5G technology will help make the world of hyper media a reality.”

Park Jin-hyo, Chief Technology Officer and Head of ICT R&D Center at SK Telecom

The race to create the world’s first 8K and 5G TV has already begun. Huawei had promised to be the first to launch a product type, by the end of the year 2019.

There is not yet a forecast for the arrival of the 5G-8K TV of the partnership between Samsung and SK Telecom. It is important to remember that the Korean brand already has 8K resolution compatible Smart TV models in some global markets.


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