Samsung has now unveiled its new line-up of SUHD TVs at CES 2016, ushering in a new decade of global TV leadership. And guess what, the Korean electronics giant has given consumers a peeks into the future by showcasing a 98 inch TV with an 8K resolution (7680x4320p).
Samsung's 2016 SUHD TVs features a Quantum dot display, the world's first bezel-less curved design which is beautiful from every angle and the smartest user experience that makes it easy for consumers to access all their entertainment content in one place. In addition, the full 2016 SUHD TV lineup is applied IoT hub technology, allowing the TV itself to act as the controller for the entire smart home.
"Our new SUHD TVs represent our singular focus on innovation that matters most to consumers, by providing the very best picture quality for the home," said Hyun Suk Kim, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. "In 2016, we're going beyond anything we've done before to offer a remarkable synergy of design, engineering and craftsmanship."
This year, all of the Samsung SUHD TVs will feature the ability to provide a premium high dynamic range (HDR) experience, with 1,000 nit HDR minimum for a higher level of contrast between light and dark images. New Ultra Black technology also significantly reduces light reflection, further enhancing picture quality with minimal glare. Inspired by nature, Ultra Black absorbs natural light the same way that a moth's eye enables it to see better at night.
Built on the Tizen OS, Samsung's 2016 Smart TVs make it easier for consumers to discover and access all their favorite content and services, from TV and movies to games and program information, all in one place.
All 2016 SUHD TVs feature IoT hub technology, developed by Samsung with SmartThings. The SUHD TV can connect with and control over 200 SmartThings compatible devices - whether it's to see who is ringing the doorbell, lock the doors or turn off the lights - all from the TV.
The new feature also enhances the entertainment experience by allowing consumers the ability to program a routine that puts the TV in the appropriate picture settings for a movie and activate the soundbar and surround system while watching TV - taking "smart" TV to a new level. For the full support of connectivity with SmartThings compatible devices, a SmartThings Extend USB adapter is required.
Besides the SUHD range of TVs, Samsung also unveiled its first Ultra HD Blu-ray Player, the UBD-K8500, which is HDR compatible and offers four times the resolution and 64 times detailed color expression of a conventional Blu-ray player. It features a sleek, curved front design, and is available for pre-order now and for purchase in the U.S. in March 2016.
When paired with Samsung SUHD TV's Quantum dot display, the new UHD Blu-ray player delivers a level of picture quality never before seen in the home. The UBD-K8500's built-in upscaling technology enhances the picture quality from standard Blu-ray discs and DVDs, and consumers can also play CDs.
Samsung has partnered with Hollywood studios to ensure consumers have a selection of Ultra HD Blu-rays with astonishing HDR picture quality. This year, 20th Fox is slated to release more than 100 4K Ultra HD discs with HDR including films like The Martian, Peanuts, and among others.