While some of us are laggards with our decade-old 40-inch Full HD TVs at home, 8K TVs are slowly making its way into the market. Sure, it’s still early days and there’s a dearth of real 8K content, but it’s undeniable what the virtues the technology brings to entertainment experience. Consumer electronics giant and global leader in TV, Samsung, first unveiled the 98-inch QLED TV–its largest yet, alongside its 2019 QLED TV lineup at CES 2019. The CES 2019 Innovation Award winner is now in Malaysia.
The new Samsung QLED 8K TVs come equipped with Samsung’s proprietary Quantum Processor–an AI-powered picture and sound processing semiconductor technology that enables a significantly improved entertainment experience.
An industry first, the machine-learning Quantum Processor uses AI capabilities to learn and compare millions of images to help it calibrate lower-resolution sources and optimise them into 8K-quality content. This is regardless of the original format.
Lack of native 8K content will be a non-issue for Samsung’s new QLED TVs, as the Quantum Processor helps upscale lower resolution content to near 8K quality.
The 2019 QLED TV line-up includes a suite of 8K and 4K TVs such as the 8K Q900R (65-inch to 98-inch); 4K Q90R, Q75R and Q60R (49-inch to 82-inch). The expanded 2019 line-up features more than 20 models.
Upgraded Ultra Viewing Angle technology in the 2019 QLED TV line-up allows for backlight to pass through the TV panels more evenly onto the screen, thanks to improved panel structure and new screen calibration algorithms.
This assures consistently stunning picture quality from every viewing angle without glare or reflections, regardless in the daytime or in brightly-lit rooms.
That side, Samsung has doubled the adoption of Direct Full Array models this year. Direct Full Array puts backlit LEDs behind the panel for precise brightness control, allowing light to be adjusted individually to create deeper blacks.
Additionally, all Samsung 2019 QLED TVs are built to HDR10+ standard. You can expect outstanding dynamic range and enjoy detail-rich pictures.
The QLED 8K TVs also support HDMI 2.1 (8K 60P) transmission.
This year’s QLED TV line-up boasts Magic Screen. You may remember Magic Screen from last year’s QLED TVs–the Samsung innovation that enables the QLED TV to mimic the texture of the wall behind it, or display decorative content and useful information. When not in use, you can even sync ambient scenes to music.
The new generation TVs also come with an automatic light control sensor, allowing it to adapt brightness levels depending on ambient light.
Pricing and availability
Samsung’s 2019 QLED TV line-up is available now for purchase at all Samsung Brand Stores and authorised dealers nationwide. For more information, visit https://www.samsung.com/my/tvs/qled-tv/highlights.
From 8 May till 12 May 2019, Samsung is hosting a roadshow at Centre Court, Mid Valley and is offering limited time promotions. Refer to the table below: