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You think the big new TV that you just bought has the best definition available? Think again. Samsung has a new panel capable of a whopping 4K resolution.

Not only does it have a resolution that is roughly four times the resolution of 1080p, the panel also is 3D capable. The new technology is being touted as a world first and goes by the name of “Ultra Definition,” expected to deliver image quality that is – if you can believe it – better than what you see in Full HD right now.

Samsung’s new display is only a prototype right now, and we don’t anticipate these to hit the shelves for a year or two at least.

Interestingly, the Ultra Definition 4K resolution isn’t the be-all and end-all of the TV world. A new format hitting an even higher resolution of 8K is in the works and is expected to be called “Ultra High Definition TV” or UHDTV.