World’s first Samsung QLED 8K TV is here and looks stunning

Samsung QLED TVs have been bestowed upon us
05 June 2019 / 18:27IST
If 4K blew your retinas to smithereens, imagine what exposure to the sharpness of 8K would do! Make you bankrupt, that’s what. Available in four sizes – 98-inch, 82-inch, 75-inch and 65-inch, they  come with 33 million pixels, four times the resolution of 4K UHD TVs and 16 times that of a Full HD TV. They support ‘real’ 8K resolution but it is Samsung’s latest processor that is in question here -  the Quantum Processor 8K. It uses Samsung’s proprietary 8K AI Upscaling technology based on machine learning, upscales picture and sound quality to 8K regardless of the original source quality or format. It doesn’t matter if it you’re watching content through a streaming service, set-top box, HDMI, USB or even mobile mirroring, the Quantum Processor 8K recognizes and up-scales the content to appear in 8K quality. We had a short demo of it in action and it appeared to be quite stunning, to say the least. The new range also gets Bixby and you can use Alexa and Google Assistant as well summoned through the ‘One Remote’ with which you can control all your devices. You also get iTunes Movies and TV Shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support and old favourites like the One Connect Box remain. A new feature is the integration of the Ambient Mode that enables users to apply an interactive background to the virtually bezel-less TV frame, blending it into the living room wall, while displaying information such as weather conditions and time, when it is not in use. Samsung’s new range of QLED 8K TVs will be priced in India at ₹​10,99,900 and ₹​16,99,900 for 75-inch, and 82-inch variants. The 98-inch variant of the QLED 8K TV is priced at a mind-numbing 59,99,900. Bankrupt, told you.