Samsung has finally launched its line of 4K UHD TVs here in Singapore. Chief among the models launched was the monstrous 85-incher, the Samsung S9, which was revealed in CES back in January this year.
There’s no way we’ll ever be able to afford this TV though as it comes at a whopping price of $49,999. That being said, it does come with some top of the range specs that should, somewhat, make up for the ridiculously high price.
It has the standard 4K UHD resolution of 3840 × 2160 pixels and comes powered with a quad core processor for its Smart TV functions. The Smart TV functions have been enhanced to support voice commands and two-handed gestures as well, like rotating an on-screen photo. And should you still have the S9 in a year's time, when newer Smart TV specs are out, it’s also future-proofed to be compatible with Samsung’s Smart Evolution Kit.
Considering the lack of 4K media at the moment, existing native 4K content like photos and videos can be displayed through the onboard HDMI and USB ports. As for non-native content, the S9 will automatically upscale them internally to UHD resolution.
Now for something more sensible
UHD options from Samsung. The company also launched their F9000 line of UHD TVs. Coming in more sensible sizes of 55 and 65 inches, these two TVs won’t dent your wallet too much either, retailing at $7,499 and $10,499 respectively.
With the competition for 4K TVs starting to heat up here, we should be expecting a trickle of 4K content to hit our shores soon. With mobile devices expecting to have 4K recording capabilities and even the big console boy gearing up for a 4K war, there's no doubt that this is the next big thing since HD.