Break that piggy bank ‘cos Samsung’s Quantum Dot TVs are here

Big-screen smart TVs with HDR and 10-bit panels spearhead the 2016 range

Samsung’s recent unveil of its 2016 range didn’t quite stop at a model or two. Nope, we got 44 new televisions - including their Quantum Dot SUHD sets.

Let’s get straight to the big news: Samsung’s Quantum Dot SUHD curved tellys, unveiled abroad a few months ago, are now available here. What sets these apart from the competition are their 4K, 10-bit panels which use nano-particles and a blue backlight. Too technical? Yeah, but what that means for the viewer is brighter panels, ‘whiter’ whites and a wider colour gamut.

Other features include HDR 1000 (called so because the panels can go up to 1000 nits of brightness), the new Smart Hub interface, auto source detection, a new cricket score app, an in-built set-top box, two-way music streaming and the new Smart View remote app.

Samsung’s new SUHD Quantum Dot range starts out at 49in (₹1,79,000) and goes all the way to a ‘never getting out of the house on weekends’ 88in (₹23,99,900).

There’s more for you

Samsung’s updated range also includes the Joy Beat range - which Samsung refers to as ‘India’s own Music TV’ - and their Smart TV range. The Joy Beat range starts off at ₹27,900 for the 32in model and goes all the way up to ₹69,500 for the 49in one. What marks this out as different is a ‘retro-chic’ design with front-firing speakers and tweeters.

Just above the Joy Beat series is the Smart TV range, which comes with an updated interface, automatic device and source detection, a Smart TV remote app, two-way music streaming, a live cricket score app and an integrated set-top box. The Smart TV range will retail between ₹34,500 (32in) and ₹7,03,900 (88in).