With this bump in resolution, the new TCL 6-Series will pack four times the resolution of today’s 4K TVs. These sets will also feature an improved AiPQ Engine to power 8K image upscaling.
Unfortunately, those are all the details TCL is serving up on its 8K TVs for now, so there’s no word on further specs, pricing, or availability. At the very least though TLC pledges that this move will make 8K more accessible.
On top of raising the resolution of its flagship TVs, TCL also announced a new XL collection of 85-inch screens. This is the first time TCL has put out sets this big, and the XL collection so far consists of an 85 inch 4-Series TCL Roku TV (85R435), 85-inch 4K HDR TCL QLED TCL Roku TV (85R745), and 85 inch 8K mini-LED TCL TV.
The 85 inch 4-Series TCL Roku TV aims to be the most affordable big screen TV at $1,599 when it arrives within the first quarter of this year.
For those looking for a higher-quality HDR experience, the 85-inch 4K HDR TCL QLED TCL Roku TV (85R745) adds Quantum Dot (QLED) color technology to deliver better brightness and wider color volume. Lastly, the 85-inch 8K TV is powered by a mini-LED backlighting system.
The 85 inch QLED TCL Roku TV (85R745) and 85 inch mini-LED powered 8K TV are both set to arrive later within the next few months.
OD Zero mini-LED
TCL also took this time to tease its 3rd generation mini-LED backlight called OD Zero mini-LED technology that will be launching later this year.
TCL was one of the first TV makers to put mini-LED technology into its TVs last year. OD Zero kicks things up a notch by packing tens of thousands of mini-LEDs to create thousands of Contrast Control Zones.
OD Zero also reduces the distance between the mini-LED backlight layer and the LCD display layer to 0mm, so you get an unbelievably high brightness and deep contrast from an ultra-slim display.