Sony Corp. unveiled its first ultra-high-definition television, along with a new tablet and three new smartphones, at a consumer electronics trade show Wednesday in Berlin.
Later this year, Sony said, it will start selling the television, called a 4K TV because it has nearly four times the resolution of typical 1,080-pixel HD sets.
The 4K technology is regarded as being the next step in TV technology.
Sony said its version will have an 84-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 3,840 pixels by 2,160. It will be available from Sony stores and other retailers.
The Japanese company also introduced the Xperia Tablet S, a 9.4-inch device running Google Inc.’s Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
Sony said the Xperia tablet will come with features that will allow customers to control their TVs, Blu-ray players and audio systems. The tablet will run on an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor and include HDMI and SD card slots.