Samsung has unveiled its 2018 range of QLED TVs at the American Stock Exchange in New York with the emphasis on larger screens and an enhanced viewing experience. But they can also blend into the wall when you’re not watching TV.
The new Samsung TVs will be available in Australia in April with pricing to be revealed closer to launch time.
There are four series of QLED TVs along with an expanded line-up of UHD, Premium UHD and Ultra Large screen TVs.
Also showcased at the launch event were new features, smart capabilities and other design elements which help the TV complement your home’s décor.
And the focus this year is on larger screens which is in step with the demands from customers who are moving up to 65 and 75-inch TVs.
“This year we continue to bring incredible picture quality, enhanced smart capabilities and design that make Samsung TVs a perfect fit for the styles, viewing habits, and connected lifestyles of Australians,” said Hass Mahdi, Head of Product AV, Samsung Australia.
“Australia is looking for larger TVs. Thanks to outstanding picture quality of Samsung TVs and accessible high-quality content, gone are the days where you needed a large room for a large screen.”
The Q9F and the Q8F QLED TVs will feature Direct Full Array contrast technology which is made up of a framework precisely controlled LEDs to deliver enhanced contrast in real time.
Another new feature is Ambient Mood which can display information like traffic, news and weather so that the TV becomes an information hub as well.
If the TV is mounted on the wall, it can also detect the colour or pattern of the wall where it is located and match it so it appears like a transparent screen rather than a plain black rectangle.
The Samsung TVs also have a new One Invisible Connection – a singular cord that connects the TV to power, its external sources and the Internet this.
This is the first singular cable in the TV industry that can transmit audio and video in higher quality at the speed of light while also transmitting power.
It is actually made of Teflon so it can resist heat.
And all of the 2018 Samsung TVs are also smarter and easier to set up.
Effortless LogIn allows the customer to set up their new Samsung TV and wi-fi connection using just their smartphone in a process that takes just a few minutes.
There is also Bixby on board, Samsung’s intelligent assistant which was introduced on its smartphones last year, which can understand spoken natural language and quickly find content.
With its built-in deep learning technology, it will continue to learn over time.
The complete 2018 Samsung TV line-up will feature more than 11 models across the QLED TV, Premium UHD, UHD and Ultra-Large Screen range in both flat and curved display options.
– QLED TV: Models in the Australian 2018 QLED TV line-up include – Q9F (65”, 75”, 88”), Q8F (55”, 65”), Q7F (55”, 65”, 75”) and Q6F (55”, 65”, 75”). The QLED TVs feature enhanced colour and contrast, HDR10+ compatibility, Ambient Mode, Smart TV enhancements with Bixby Voice, One Remote Control and the One Invisible Connection. One Invisible Connection only can be used with Q7 series and higher models.
– Premium UHD: Models in the 2018 Premium UHD TV will line-up include NU8500 and NU8000. The Premium UHD TVs include features such as dynamic crystal colour, HDR10+ compatibility, clean cable solutions, and One Remote Control.
– UHD: Models in the 2018 UHD TV line-up include NU7100 (75/65/55/49/43). These UHD TVs include features such as 4K UHD and HDR picture capabilities, clean cable solutions, slim design and Smart TV capabilities.
– Ultra-Large Screen TVs: Models including the Q6FN, NU8000, Q7F and Q9F are included in the ultra-large screen TV line-up, offering screen sizes that are 75-inch or larger. These models reflect consumer demand for larger screen televisions for a more impactful, immersive home viewing experience.
The new Samsung TVs will be available in April and pricing will be announced at that time.
Stand by for a complete review on Tech Guide in the coming weeks.