Posted Mon Jan 7, 2019 at 02:35 PM PST by Steven Cohen
The company's 8K display will be available in more sizes this year.
Samsung has announced plans to release a 98-inch version of its Q900 8K QLED TV. The display is currently available in the US in an 85-inch screen size ($15,000). In addition, the company now has new 65-inch ($5,000), 75-inch ($7,000), and 82-inch ($10,000) Q900 8K TV models available for pre-order through its website.
"2019 is Samsung Electronics 50thanniversary, and for the last five decades, we've been committed to bringing meaningful innovations to consumers everywhere," said HS Kim, President and CEO of Consumer Electronics Division, Samsung Electronics. "In 2019, we're taking things to the next level, and leveraging our industry leadership to make our vision of Connected Living a reality."
The Q900 features a native 7,680 x 4,320 resolution 8K panel, along with quantum dot tech and Direct Full Array Elite local dimming to provide DCI-P3 WCG support, 100% Color Volume, and superior contrast. In addition, the TV includes AI-powered 8K Upscaling technology and Samsung's 8K Quantum Processor to upscale lower resolution content from any source to near 8K quality. Likewise, the set supports HDR10 and HDR10+ playback with industry-leading 4,000 nit peak brightness capabilities in Dynamic Mode and around 2,000 nits in Movie Mode (on the 85-inch model).
Meanwhile, the display also includes several lifestyle and smart features like support for Samsung's Ambient Mode, The One Invisible Connection cable, SmartThings, and the Universal Guide with an improved AI algorithm. Likewise, the Q900 includes Samsung's new AI Remote with Bixby for voice control, along with Amazon Echo and Google Home compatibility.
Pricing and availability for the new 98-inch Q900 8K QLED TV have not been announced yet.
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