Posted Mon Oct 1, 2018 at 09:45 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The company's upcoming 8K display is set to launch by the end of the month.
According to new retail listings, Samsung has announced pricing and availability for its Q900 QLED 8K TV. The 85" display will start shipping in the US the week of October 28 for an MSRP of $15,000. Pre-orders are now live via Samsung's website. A listing is also posted on Best Buy, though the page states that the model will only be available in store.
"At Samsung, we’ve worked tirelessly over the years to move the industry forward when it comes to premium picture quality, and the introduction of our QLED 8K with 8K AI Upscaling is an integral component as we look to the future of displays," said Jongsuk Chu, Senior Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. "We’re thrilled to introduce the Q900R to consumers and are confident that they will experience nothing short of brilliance in color, clarity and sound on our new 8K-capable models."
The Q900 features support for real 8K resolution, HDR10+ playback, and 4,000 nit peak brightness capabilities. 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 8K. Likewise, the panel offers Direct Full Array Elite local dimming for superior contrast and black levels. And like other QLED models, the TV uses quantum dot tech to provide DCI-P3 WCG support and 100% Color Volume.
Meanwhile, the display also includes several lifestyle and smart features like support for Samsung's One Remote, Ambient Mode, The One Invisible Connection cable, SmartThings, and the Universal Guide.
Though the 85" model is the only screen size announced for the US so far, 65", 75", and 82" versions are also planned for other regions
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