In what could be a landmark for the European television industry, Samsung Electronics has announced its foray into 8K television with the unveiling of the Q900FN QLED 8K TV.
Available in the US starting in October, the television has an 85-inch screen size. To achieve 8K-quality images, the Samsung Q900FN features Real 8K Resolution and is capable of 4,000 nit peak brightness, a standard employed by many Hollywood studios. This feature allows the Q900FN to produce four times more pixels than a 4K UHD TV and 16 times more pixels than a full HD TV.
Samsung’s proprietary AI-powered 8K Upscaling technology meanwhile enhances lower resolution content to 8K quality. Whether a viewer is watching content through a streaming service, set-top box, HDMI, USB or mobile mirroring (like Chromecast), the 8K Quantum Processor recognises and upscales the content to appear in 8K quality.
“At Samsung, we’ve worked tirelessly over the years to move the industry forward when it comes to premium picture quality, and the introduction of the Q900FN with 8K AI upscaling is an integral component as we look to the future of displays,” said Jongsuk Chu, SVP, Visual Display Business, Samsung . “We’re thrilled to introduce the Q900FN to consumers and are confident that they will experience nothing short of brilliance in colour, clarity and sound from our new 8K-capable models.”
The TV is also designed to recognise and analyse a number of connected entertainment devices connected via an optical cable with the One Remote. This automatically switches the TV’s image source and audio output for an optimised viewing experience. Lifestyle features, such as Ambient Mode, have been enhanced to blend the TV in the surrounding space.
The One Invisible Connection - which comes standard at five metres and is also available in 15 metres - incorporates an optical cable and power into one cord. Smart enhancements, such as SmartThings, are there to simplify the connected living experience, and a Universal Guide provides personalised recommendations to find live and OTT content.