Samsung had been promising the demonstration of the new range of televisions, since the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but now seem to have finally delivered the goods.
Samsung announced a new 4K HDTV on Thursday at the IFA Electronics show in Berlin. The company reveals of coming up with a 98-inch Ultra HDTV, 110-inch model and also the first-ever Ultra HD OLED TV, Tech Spot reports.
Samsung teased a 4K OLED TV, much like the products Sony and Panasonic showed off at CES back in January.
Like those sets, Samsung’s OLED UHD TV is just a prototype, not a full blown product. Samsung said the tech present in the 4K OLED “represents an unprecedented leap forward for picture quality and sharp contrast with its self-emitting pixels and natural motion.”
Samsung’s UHDTV110 is claimed to be biggest the home TV ever made to watch at home. It is one of the new generation of supersize ultra high-definition TVs which promise astonishing picture clarity.
The set, unveiled by Samsung at a trade fair in Berlin yesterday, has four times the number of pixels on a current HD set, showing images in more detail.
Samsung also showed 98in S9 version has just gone on sale in Britain for £40,000. The company previously launched an 85-Inch version that went on pre order back in March and showed off an 110-Inch version back at CES. The massive UHD TVs are more or less larger versions of the 85-Inch counterpart.
Ultra HDTVs have four times as many pixels as traditional HDTVs, known as 4K resolution in the industry (4,096 x 2,160 pixels, for example). Though little content is actually produced in 4K, TV manufacturers are hoping it will become the new standard and give consumers a reason to purchase new TVs, says the IBT.
Some techie experts described their impressions of the sets in action, boasting about the beast’s color, contrast and visuals.
Consumer electronics guru, Barry Fox, said the images on the new sets are extremely impressive, offering a far better experience than 3D.
When it comes to aesthetics, Samsung have stuck to the “Timeless Gallery” frame appearance, which is fitted with speakers around its black fascia. The mighty televisions, to all intents and purposes, appear to be “propped up,” using a design similar to that of a whiteboard.
Additionally, Samsung revealed the world’s first curved TV with UHD resolution in both 55 and 65-Inch versions.
It uses your standard LED LCD display as opposed to OLED. On top of that, the company mentioned some pricing on the smaller F9000 UHD displays priced at about $5,270 and $7,900 for the 55-Inch and 65-Inch respectively.
In a press release Samsung said, “Samsung’s expanding 2013 UHD TV range delivers superior picture quality. These Ultra High Definition 4K 55″ and 65″ TV’s produce the brightest, clearest images with four times the detail of Full HD to deliver a truly immersive viewing experience. Driven by the Samsung Quadmatic Picture Engine they deliver superior contrast, brightness and detail.”
On Wednesday Samsung also unveiled its much hyped Galaxy Gear smartwatch and Galaxy Note 3 phablet.