Samsung has made a pretty cool announcement today: its very first commercial 8K TV. During its IFA 2018 press conference, the company introduced its Q900R QLED 8K television that will go on sale at the end of September. We don’t have pricing information yet, but it’s probably gonna be pretty expensive.
As for specs, Samsung’s new 8K TV comes in 65-inch, 75-inch, 82-inch, and 85-inch models, with each using an 8K resolution. Since there really isn’t much consumer content you can watch in 8K, Samsung will be using its new 8K AI Upscaling to display lower-res movies and TV shows so everything doesn’t look fuzzy or blurry.
Samsung’s proprietary 8K AI Upscaling technology based on artificial intelligence also comes equipped with picture and sound quality to a level compatible with 8K regardless of the original source quality or format. Whether a user is watching content through a streaming service, set-top box, HDMI, USB or even mobile mirroring, the Quantum Processor 8K recognizes and upscales the content to appear in 8K quality. In addition, the Q900R features Direct Full Array Elite for enhanced contrast and precise backlighting control, and also 100% Color Volume, enabling users to witness billions of shades of color for the purest color accuracy to-date.
You’ll also find several other 8K enhancements on board to improve picture quality along with up to 4,000 nits of brightness, an ambient mode, the One Invisible Connection power system, Samsung SmartThings, a universal guide, and a remote that can control all of your connected entertainment devices.
“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.”
Read more about the new 8K television from Samsung here.
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