Samsung Announces the QLED 8K TV

Samsung Announces the QLED 8K TV
Published: 17 April 2019 - 12:04 p.m.
Samsung Gulf Electronics today announced the launch of the first QLED 8K television in the UAE.

The introduction of QLED 8K is the latest in Samsung's long line of ultra-premium home entertainment offerings. Samsung say the QLED 8K has the most advanced picture quality in its product portfolio and after a personal viewing, I'd be inclined to agree.

The QLED 8K TV will be offered in add 98-inch 82-inch and 75-inch and 68-inch screen sizes. The range of different size formats are in line with UAE's demand for large screen formats.

"We continue to offer consumers an unforgettable TV experience with new product launches, which we were able to demonstrate in an interactive and exciting way at today's event. With Real 8K Resolution features embedded with Samsung's proprietary 8K AI Upscaling technology, Samsung is pushing the boundaries of TV technology for consumers around the world," said Mustafa Sadick, Head of Visual Display Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics. "We are excited to bring our first QLED 8K TV lineup to the UAE with stunning 8K resolution for a new level of immersion."

Samsung have used some very interesting technology to upscale to 8K. The display can show native content in 8K, provided you can find content that's been created in that format.To achieve 8K resolution, the Samsung 8K QLED produces four times more pixels than a 4K UHD TV and 16 times more pixels than a full HD TV.

The Samsung QLED 8K integrates HDR10+ and Ultra Bright III to manage the TV's contrast and color. Brightness levels are optimized to help ensure content is displayed consistently in any lighting conditions. HDR10+ also minimizes the impact of glare and reflection.

In a technical briefing, Samsung explained that the QLED 8K comes with AI upscaling that uses machine learning to analyze and upscale content to 8K resolution. The Quantum Processor 8K can recognize and upscale all content whether through a streaming service, set-top box, HDMI, USB or even mobile mirroring to appear in 8K resolution.

The machine learning happens server side, and when the TV is connected online can get updated through firmware updates. In addition, the QLED 8K range features Direct Full Array Elite for enhanced contrast and precise backlighting control.

Additional features of the QLED 8K include:

One Invisible Connection: an all-in-one clear cable that frees TV space from cords and cable management. Combining the optical cable and power into one thin five-meter cord.

Ambient Mode: Integrate the TV screen to suit a rooms interior décor and design. Display art or photos, or time and weather. Or take a picture of the wall and set it onscreen, so the TV seamlessly blends in while it is not on.

Smart TV enhancements, Samsung TV's work with Smart Things or Bixby, offering choice to control the connected home.

One Remote, control a range compatible devices with One Remote Control and get quick access to things like Netflix, YouTube, Xbox or a compatible Soundbar.


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