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Sharp adds OLED to TV lineup after pricey 8K models fail to inspire

Company will use panels made by LG for Japan market

Sharp unveiled its first 8K televisions in 2017, but the ultrahigh-definition broadcasting format has yet to become mainstream. (Photo by Kaisuke Ohta)

OSAKA -- Sharp will add OLED televisions to its lineup in Japan using panels made by South Korea's LG Display, aiming to halt a drop in market share by covering a segment it had passed by.

The Osaka-headquartered unit of Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry, or Foxconn, will offer 55- and 65-inch TVs compatible with 4K ultrahigh-definition broadcasts.

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