Samsung has moved to take on LG Electronics directly in the 8K TV market by giving away an $1,400 Samsung S10+ with the purchase of one of their new 8K QLED TV’s.
Pre orders for the top end Samsung TV offering are open from 14th of March for a TV range that was praised at the recent CES show in Las Vegas.
Samsung have also announced pricing for their 8K TV’s.
82-inch Q900 8K QLED RRP $17,499
75-inch Q900 8K QLED RRP $12,999
65-inch Q900 8K QLED RRP $9,999
Currently LG is showing their key Asia Pacific TV and appliance retailers around a Sydney house in Cremorne NSW which has been taken over by LG global management for several days to showcase their 2019 products.
Also, on show is an 8K NanoCell TV with visitors to the event shown native 8K content playing on all of LG’s 8K TV’s.
The decision by Samsung to reveal their 8K TV pricing 24 hours ahead of LG as well as their attractive pre order offer has not been lost on LG management.
Samsung Electronics Australia said it is the first time local pricing and availability of its Q900 QLED 8K television range have been announced.
The Q900 range will be offered in 82-inch, 75-inch and 65-inch screen sizes, designed to meet Australian demand for larger screen formats that also provide incredible performance customers have come to expect from Samsung.
Pre-orders for the Samsung QLED 8K range will open this Thursday (March 14), before availability to purchase in retail stores nationally from April 1, 2019. Customers who pre-order any Samsung QLED 8K from Samsung’s online store will receive a bonus Samsung Galaxy S10+ smartphone
Jeremy Senior, Head of Consumer Electronics at Samsung Australia said: “Samsung’s first QLED 8K range reinforces our commitment to delivering the best possible viewing experience for our customers.
“Samsung’s QLED 8K offering will set a new standard in what Australians will expect from our ultra-premium offering in home entertainment and is truly something you need to see to understand.
“Australians are buying bigger TVs each year and with a larger screen size comes the need for a clearer, more detailed picture. Samsung QLED 8K technology delivers our best possible viewing experience for the large screen format.
“We’re excited to announce today’s pre-order offer that includes our flagship mobile Samsung Galaxy S10+, which brings together the best of Samsung’s mobile and TV technology together.”
The Samsung QLED 8K integrates HDR10+ and Ultra Bright III to manage the TV’s contrast and colour. Brightness levels are optimised to help ensure content is displayed beautifully and consistently in almost any lighting conditions. HDR 10+ also minimises the impact of glare and reflection in many of Australia’s sun-filled rooms.
Samsung QLED 8K comes with AI Upscaling that uses the power of machine learning to analyse and upscale content to 8K resolution, to help optimise the viewing experience. Despite the limited native 8K content currently available, the 8K Quantum Processor can recognise and upscale all content whether through a streaming service, set-top box, HDMI, USB or even mobile mirroring to appear in 8K resolution. In addition, the QLED 8K range features Direct Full Array Elite for enhanced contrast and precise backlighting control.
As Samsung’s flagship TV, the QLED 8K will also include the unique lifestyle features available across the QLED range that enable consumers to get the most from their TV, while maintaining our highest quality in picture and sound. Additional features include:
– One Clear Cable, an all-in-one clear cable that frees TV space from unsightly cords. Combining the optical cable and power into one thin five-metre cord, offering more freedom to decide where and how to place the TV.
– Ambient Mode, integrate the TV screen to suit a room’s interior décor and design. Display art or photos, or time and weather. Or take a picture of the wall and set it onscreen, so the TV seamlessly blends in while it is not on.
– Smart TV enhancements, Samsung TV’s work with Smart Things, Bixby, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa or Apple AirPlay (coming soon) offering choice to control the connected home.
– One Remote, control a range compatible devices with One Remote Control and get quick access to things like Netflix, YouTube, Xbox or a compatible Soundbar.
Samsung will announce further information regarding its 2019 TV range including its 4K QLED and UHD TVs in early April.
It will also kick off the second year of its sponsorship as the Official Consumer Electronics partner of The AFL with announcements regarding select game day activations.
March, 14 2019: Pre-order via www.samsung.com/au/qled-8k-tv/
April, 1 2019: Selected retail stores, including Harvey Norman, JB-HI-FI and The Good Guys