Samsung Australia is set to reveal two new F9000-series 4K Ultra High-Definition TV’s that will be available in 65″ and 55″ sizes, pricing for the two new high end panels have not been set, both TV’s are tipped to be launched in September according to sources.
ChannelNews has been told that the 55″ model will be priced around $5,900 and the 65″ around $7,900 both TV’s will have Smart TV applications that allow users to access new local content.
Delivering four times the resolution of FullHD 1080p HDTV the new TV’s use the Samsung proprietary Quadmatic Picture Engine, which is a 4K upscaler that deliver 108op content as 4K content at 3840 pixels ? 2160 lines (8.3 megapixels, aspect ratio 16:9).
The four-step upscaler processes the signal delivering analysis, noise minimisation and Ultra HD up-scaling for content delivered via a Blu ray player SD, HD or FullHD content.
Using the new Samsung evolution upgrade kit users are able to future proof the software by swapping out their evolution kit module.
Also included is Samsung’s S Recommendation feature that helps customers discover new programs to watch. Additionally, a Smart Interaction features allows the TVs to be controlled using hand gestures or voice.
Other features include Samsung’s Precision Black Local Dimming technology that delivers increased contrast and black levels by dimming LEDs in dark areas of the picture, making blacks darker without affecting brighter elements of the picture.
The included Micro Dimming Ultimate system combines a special algorithm and scanning technology for sharper images and enhanced contrast.
The new sets will present 3D pictures and include built-in Wi-Fi and an embedded camera for video calls. The system is powered by a quad-core processor that enables multitasking capabilities between content and apps.
Sound is powered by 70 watts into 2.2 channels, including two-way left and right speakers.
The new high end TV’s also include Samsung’s ultra-slim bezel design, providing a virtually edgeless picture.
Joe Stinziano, a Samsung executive VP said. “The F9000 series are revolutionary TVs that will give consumers great peace of mind in their entertainment investment. Now home entertainment lovers will have the opportunity to truly see and enjoy their favourite shows and movies like never before, in crystal-clear Ultra High Definition, and in the beautifully designed 55- and 65-inch sizes they demand.”
The new models include Samsung’s smart-TV technology, including the new Smart Hub interface that organizes entertainment and content into five panels: On TV, Movies and TV Shows, Social, Apps and Photos, and Videos and Music.