superMHL Standard Support 8K Video Output, 48-bit Color Depth, Dolby Atmos, and More

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As we all just so happen to play with our 4K television… NOT, the MHL Consortium is already preparing for the future with a new superMHL specifications supporting 8K video up to 120 fps, the ability to charge more powerful devices, new audio format support and more.

SuperMHL_CableKey features of superMHL specifications:

  • Delivery of up to 8K 120fps video (4320p  @ 120 Hz)
  • Deep Color support up to 48-bit color depths
  • Wider color gamut to view content the way filmmakers intended
  • High-Dynamic Range (HDR) support to strike the perfect balance of bright spectral highlights along with shadow details
  • Immersive surround sound with support for object audio such as Dolby Atmos, DTS-UHD, 3D audio, and an audio-only mode
  • Advanced connectivity configurations to link multiple MHL devices together (TV, AVR, Blu-ray player) and control them via one remote
  • Power charging up to 40W
  • Content on multiple displays when connecting a single device
  • New reversible superMHL connector
  • New support for the MHL Alt Mode for the USB Type-C specification

The superMHL connection features 32 pins to carry videos, data and power charging, and just like USB type C connectors, it’s  reversible.

superMHL specifications will be published on mhltech.org at the end of January 2015. The MHL Consostirum is also showcase a 8K TV with superMHL support at CES 2015 in Booth 21466 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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the MHL Consortium is already preparing for the future with a new superMHL specifications supporting 8K video up to 120 fps.

cool, that’s a real rec 2020 complient connector then, and thats good.

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Great, but what about 4:4:4 YCbCr and uncompressed RGB? That’s the real needed improvement.