Samsung officially announced an 85-inch ultra-HDTV, the S9, at the Samsung Forum 2013 in Hyderabad today. Originally unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, the 4K UHD TV features Samsung’s proprietary upscaling engine, which can upscale HD or Full-HD to UHD-level quality by restoring detail information. There has been no word on pricing and availability of the TV yet.
Samsung says the S9 is beyond competitive TV sets, complete with features to ensure the best picture quality possible regardless of video source. The high-end TV uses ‘Precision Black Pro’ to deliver “colour-precise display, deep, real blacks as well as pure vivacious whites,” the company states.
The monster 85-inch Samsung S9 UHD TV is coming to India
The S9 provides an extremely high contrast ratio Ultimate Dimming control functionality, which utilises hundreds of blocks of LEDs and precise BLU control to deliver sharp resolutions, which Samsung says has never been seen on large format displays before.
The S9 comes with 3-way 2.2 channels of 120 watt audio for a rich audio experience. Like most Samsung TVs expected in 2013, the S9 will combine a quad-core processor, voice and gesture-control and apps.
The most striking feature of the S9 is its frame design. The design, called the ‘Timeless Gallery’, is supposed to make the Samsung S9 “appear to be floating within its frame and showcase the juxtaposition of a minimalist concept with such a large display.” Unfortunately, the design only draws attention to the TV's awkward stance.
The TV met with rave reviews on its release at CES earlier in January and is considered one of the best and more expensive UHD TVs in the market.
Samsung has released a host of new devices for the Indian market at the Samsung Forum today, including the Galaxy Note 8.0—repackaged as the Note 510 for India, the NEX300 camera and the Smart Evolution Kit for TVs.
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