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Ahead of the commercial launch of the new products at retailers across Europe in March 2019, Samsung Electronics Co has revealed its 2019 QLED TV line-up.

Samsung 14 feb 2019The key products unveiled in the 2019 QLED line-up include a suite of 8K and 4K TVs, including the 8K Q950R that ranges from 65-inch to 98-inch in size, as well as the 4K Q90R, Q85R, Q80R, Q70R and Q60R that range from 43-inch to 82-inch in size. In total, the expanded 2019 QLED line-up features more than 20 models and includes more large-screen models.

Increasing the number of large-screen models in its TV line-up is part of a wider strategy at Samsung, arising from shifting consumer demands. According to global business information provider IHS Markit, the market for 75-inch or bigger TVs recorded 2.1 million units in 2018 and is expected to grow by 43% to 3 million units this year and to 5.8 million units by 2022.

Samsung’s 2019 QLED TVs feature ‘Ultra Viewing Angle’ technology, which restructures the TV’s panels so the backlight passes through the panel more evenly onto the screen. And, most 2019 QLED TVs are ‘Direct-Full-Array’ models that allow for a more sophisticated control of contrast, delivering much deeper blacks on screen.

Following its adoption in 8K models, Samsung’s new QLED 4K models are also now equipped with its proprietary ‘Quantum Processor,’ enabling the QLED 4K to upscale any picture, no matter the source, with improved brightness, picture quality and sound optimised for each scene through AI upscaling.

In addition, all Samsung 2019 QLED TVs will feature HDR10+, a premium picture processing format. The HDR10+ standard makes bright scenes brighter and dark scenes darker by optimising the contrast for each scene. The QLED 8K TVs will also support HDMI 2.1 (8K 60P) transmission.

The new Bixby feature on 2019 Samsung Smart TVs gives users the ability to easily access the content they want through voice commands on Samsung’s ‘Universal Guide,’ which helps users search for content they might like based on their previous viewing habits and preferences. Additionally, 2019 Samsung Smart TVs are now integrated with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, so users can turn their TV on or off or control volume via simple voice commands.

And finally, to provide more entertainment options and open platform functionality, 2019 Samsung smart TVs will offer the iTunes Movies and TV Shows app and support Apple AirPlay 2. With the iTunes Movies and TV Shows app, users can access their existing iTunes library and browse the iTunes Store to buy or rent content. With Apple AirPlay 2 support, Samsung customers will also be able to play content from Apple devices directly to Samsung smart TVs.

“We have witnessed our customers’ unfaltering confidence and affection towards Samsung QLED TVs within the past year,” commented Jongsuk Chu, EVP, Visual Display Business, Samsung Electronics . “This year, our QLED 8K and 4K line-ups are addressing the growing demand in the market for ultra-large TVs and we are proud to be able to deliver our most innovative and immersive line-up to date.”