Samsung announced the launch of the ‘world’s first QLED 8K TV’ in India at an event in the capital. The Korean headquartered company is targetting luxury homes with their offering who want the latest technology and are ready to pay for it.
The main highlight of the 8K range is their real 8K resolution (7680×4320) coupled with 8K AI Upscaling, Quantum HDR and the new Quantum Processor 8K. The 8K AI upscaling is powered by proprietary Quantum Processor 8K ensuring that content from any source be it HDMI, USB, gaming console or Set-Top Box will be upscaled in native 8K resolution regardless of the original source resolution. This will be very helpful as right now there are not too many native 8K videos out there.
Voice commands are supported that enable consumers to control their TV from across the room. An OTA update will enable Far Field voice capability on the TV remote so it doesn’t have to be close to the user to register voice commands. The bundled no-gap wall mount and a single discreet cable help in making it blend in with the home interior. A special Ambient Mode turns it into an art piece akin to a painting that is hanging on the wall.
The QLED 8K range will be available in four sizes: 65″ (TBA), 75″ (Rs. 10,99,900), 82″ (Rs. 16,99,900) and 98″ (Rs.59,99,900). The largest model will be made to order and not kept in stock for ready buying. Additionally, the existing QLED lineup has also been refreshed with Q90 (65″ : Rs.3,99,00) , Q80 (55″ : Rs.2,09,900 and 65″ : Rs.6,49,900), Q70 (55″ : Rs.1,69,900 and 65″ : Rs.2,79,900) and Q60 (43″ : Rs.94,900 and 82″ : Rs.7,49,900). These models will be made available for purchase in the coming weeks.
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