Samsung Reveals New 4K Lineup and Demos its First UHD OLED TV

Posted Thu Sep 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT by

A curved screen 4K set and an Ultra HD OLED are among the company's new innovations on display at the IFA trade show.

Samsung has unveiled several new Ultra HD televisions this week, offering larger sizes and updated designs. Joining its already available UN55F9000 and UN65F9000 55-inch and 65-inch sets, and its massive UN85S9 85-inch display, the company is adding even larger 4K options to its lineup with new 98-inch and 110-inch Ultra HD televisions.

In addition, Samsung has also revealed the world's first curved screen Ultra HD display. Available in 55-inch and 65-inch models, the TVs promise to offer a more immersive experience, though this benefit does come at the cost of wall mounting capabilities. While they share a similar design, unlike the recently released curved-screen KN55S9C, these new models will likely be LCD displays, not OLED.

With that said, the company is also demoing a proof of concept Ultra HD OLED TV that combines the benefits of 4K resolution with the superior contrast and color of an OLED. Both flat and curved screen 55-inch models are on display. Sony and Panasonic have demoed similar UHD OLED prototypes in the past, and like those previous sets, this new Samsung display is not planned for the consumer market at this time.

There's no word yet on release dates or pricing for the new large screen and curved screen 4K sets, but Samsung has said that they will base availability on the evolving demands of the growing Ultra HD market.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow

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