This year’s IFA conference in Berlin has seen the release of many new technologies designed to push the envelope.
Samsung is pushing its new display resolution; the 4K resolution out of the marketplace.
4K, a relatively new display resolution used in digital television and cinematography is a horizontal screen display in the order of 4,000 pixels.
It is quickly becoming a standard in the entertainment industry, especially in the fields of video games, movies and TV.
The quality of the 8K is particularly impressive. It reportedly produces 16 times the number of pixels in the average HD TV.
Also, it has a 4,000 nit peak brightness, which blows the latest Q9-series TVs out of the water.
The Q900R also features High Dynamic Range (HDR), allowing it to display more vivid colors and deeper blacks.
Given that 4K content is still new to consumers and 8K content is virtually non-existent, it is a little confusing as to why such a TV should appeal to consumers.
Samsung introduced upscaling into their 8K TVs with a little extra.
Each 8K TV features a unique upscaling technology that uses a dedicated chip coupled with artificial intelligence to improve the picture quality of whatever is being watched, whether it’s a streaming set-top box, or a game console, or even mirroring content from a phone.
In terms of cost, Samsung is yet to announce the official pricing for its first commercially available 8K TV. It is expected to cost an arm and a leg.
Its top-of-the-line Q9-series QLED 65” 4K ultra-HD TVs start at $3,300. The 75-inch model of that TV costs about $5,300.
However, it wouldn’t be surprising if their first-edition 8K TVs cost much more than that.
The Q900R QLED 8K TV will be available starting at the end of September.
It will be in four sizes; 65 inches, 75 inches, 82 inches, and 85 inches.