Posted Wed Jan 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM PST by Steven Cohen
The new displays use advanced quantum dot technology.
Samsung has revealed its newest Ultra HD TV lineup. The upcoming QLED Series offers improved colors and brightness thanks to the displays' new metal quantum dot technology.
"2017 will mark a major paradigm shift in the visual display industry, ushering in the era of QLED," said HyunSuk Kim, President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. "With the advent of QLED TV, we provide the most true-to-life picture on screen. We have been successful in solving for past inconsistencies in the viewing experience and consumer pain points while redefining the fundamental value of TV."
The QLED series consists of the Q9, Q8, and Q7 Ultra HD TVs. The displays offer accurate reproduction of the DCI-P3 color space and are capable of presenting 100 percent color volume, allowing the TVs to produce all colors at any brightness level. In addition, QLED peak luminance is rated between 1,500 and 2,000 nits. These color and brightness performance improvements are a result of the displays' new metal quantum dot materials which can "express deep blacks and rich detail regardless of how light or dark the scene is, or whether the content is being played in a brightly lit or darkened room."
Meanwhile, the QLED series also includes several design and usability improvements as well, including a transparent "Invisible Connection" cable, through which all of the peripheral devices can be gathered and connected to the TV, a "no-gap wall-mount," and two TV stand options. FInally, the displays also offer Samsung's updated smart TV platform with its Smart Hub interface and Smart Remote.
Pricing and availability for the Samsung QLED Series Ultra HD TVs have not been announced yet, but the new lineup is now on display at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.
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