Samsung has unveiled a mammoth piece of technology in the form of a 98-inch 8K  television at CES in Las Vegas. 

The TV measures nearly two and a half metres from corner to corner and uses a specially designed Quantum Processor 8K chip that relies on AI-based tech.

It is the largest model in a range which also includes 65-inch (165cm), 75-inch (190cm) , 82-inch (208cm) and 85-inch (215cm) versions.  

The Korean company promises ‘near pristine’ 8K quality, however there is no formatted content available to consumers today. 

According to Samsung, the televisions will support native 8K content via the HDMI 2.1 spec when it becomes available. 

Samsung has yet to announce a price for its marque product but its previously announced 85-inch 8K TV costs £15,000 and its 98-inch (248cm) 4K TV currently retails at nearly than £14,000 in the UK. 

Samsung revealed it was launching televisions with 8K screens last year. 

Samsung reveals 98-inch TV which promises 'near pristine' 8K quality

Full HD TVs have been used in most households since 2007. A standard set has a resolution of  1920 x 1080 pixels. That’s 1920 pixels along the bottom, and 1080 up the side.

This adds up to approximately two million pixels. With an 8K TV, the screen resolution is 7680 x 4320 pixels – or 33 million pixels in total.