Although the popularity of 8K TVs is still at its infancy, many manufacturers are now promoting their development. According to Guru3D, Samsung Electronics has obtained the industry’s first 8K HDMI 2.1 video standard certification for its TVs in 2019 and 2020.
The HDMI specification 2.1 is the latest update of the HDMI specification. It supports a series of higher video resolutions and refresh rates, including 8K @ 60 fps and 4K @ 120 fps. It also supports resolutions up to 10K, and dynamic HDR format support. The bandwidth capability is up to 48Gbps.
The cable that supports 48Gbps bandwidth is the “Ultra High-Speed HDMI” cable. This cable also supports uncompressed 8K video and HDR resources. The new cable reduces electromagnetic interference and is backward compatible. This means that it will work for an existing HDMI equipment. HDMI 2.1 is now certified by the HDMI Authorized Testing Center (ATC) and officially recognized by the HDMI Authorized Management Company.
The South Korean manufacturing giant is one of the few companies that have the capacity for massive innovations. In fact, there is usually a huge disappointment when a Samsung flagship is not offering anything new. The latest 8K HDMI 2.1 video standard certification shows that Samsung is still working on new products. The company has an interest in new products that will offer the best performance.