Skyworth launches its very affordable Q71 8K TV in China

Mike Wheatley

One of China’s biggest TV brands, Skyworth, has just launched its second 8K television as it aims to get the higher resolution technology into the hands of more consumers.


The Skyworth 8K Q71 TV follows the launch of its first ever 8K model, the Skyworth Q91, earlier this year. And it’s quite affordable too, as it’s going on sale in China in October priced at just 11,999 Yuan (£1,378) for the smaller 55-inch version, and 17,999 Yuan (£2,065) for the bigger 65-inch model.

For that price you’ll be able to get your hands on an extremely capable LED TV that supports 8K signal reception, decoding and image signal processing that enables it to deliver the full 8K experience. What’s more the Q71 comes with technologies such as 3D LUT Colour Correction, the Skyworth AIPQ Engine 8K, Skyworth 30+ Picture Quality Tuning, and Skyworth’s new coocaa OS 8 operating system, which is based on the Android TV platform and brings access to thousands of games and streaming applications.

The first of those technologies, 3D LUT Colour Correction is interesting as it works by fine-tuning the colour, saturation and brightness using what Skyworth says is a “multidimensional colour space mapping method”. Skyworth uses the renowned CalMAN colour calibration software to autocorrect 3,000 colour points and calibrate the white balance and gamma levels on screen. In addition, its processors has also been optimized to work with the CalMAN software.

The Skyworth Q71 TV also comes with HMDI 2.1 ports and supports Wi-Fi 6 for connectivity, and is also equipped with Dolby Atmos to deliver surround sound. Meanwhile, there’s an onboard TrensAI Voice smart assistant that enables various functions on the TV to be done using your voice, without the need to say any wake word first, Skyworth said.

Skyworth said the new coocaa OS 8 platform provides access to a range of 8K content thanks to a partnership with, which is a Shanghai-based distributing platform for 8K video content. Of course, we imagine that would be mostly Chinese language 8K content for Skyworth’s domestic market. coocaa OS 8 also provides access to cloud gaming, online learning and karaoke content, and enables the TV to be used as a private message board so family members can leave video or written messages to one another.

The Skyworth 8K Q71 TV will roll out in China next month, and the company says availability in other markets will be announced when it’s ready.

Skyworth has announced a number of innovative new TVs this year, including the Skyworth S81 Pro, which launched in July as the company's first OLED TV. In June, it also announced what it claimed to be the world's first vertical OLED TV with 8K resolution at the Canton Fair, though that model is yet to go on sale.