4K TV Sales Pick up as 8K Looms on the Horizon

This chart shows estimated global 4K TV sales since 2014.

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As prices for 4K TVs have dropped significantly over the past few years, global sales of Ultra High Definition TV sets have really taken off. Despite the fact that true 4K content is still hard to come by in many countries, more and more consumers are making the switch to the next level of HDTV. According to GFK estimates, global 4K TV sales could reach nearly 100 million units this year, up from just 31 million in 2015. 

Now that 4K TV has reached mainstream adoption, the industry has already set its eyes on the next big thing. Samsung, LG and Sharp all unveiled their first forays into the age of 8K television at the consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin this week, giving consumers a first glimpse of what they are expected to raid their savings accounts for in a couple of years.

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