Samsung, which is the world’s leading TV manufacturer, has announced its new flagship range of 4K QLED TVs at an event in New York. At the event, the company demonstrated new and improved features that the company claims enhances the TV-viewing experience like never before.
While these new models come with modest improvements in terms of quality, the major highlight is the smart home control. The new QLEDs from Samsung comes with Bixby and offer voice assistant capabilities right out-of-the-box. Further, they can also act as a centralized dashboard for Samsung’s SmartThings smart home platform.
The Samsung’s new 2018 QLED lineup includes the Q9, Q8, Q7, and Q6. The company has also announced that each model will be sold in both flat-screen and curved-screen versions. Here is the screen sizes each series will be available in — Q9 Series: 75-inch, 65-inch; Q8 Series: 75-inch, 65-inch, 55-inch; Q7 Series: 75-inch, 65-inch, 55-inch; and Q6 Series: 82-inch, 75-inch, 65-inch, 55-inch, 49-inch.
The company says that these new TV models come with groundbreaking design elements, enhanced picture quality, and smart, intuitive capabilities. The new QLED TV features Direct Full Array, Bixby and Ambient Mode for an immersive viewing experience.
The Q9 and Q8 both feature full-array local dimming, FALD — a first for Samsung’s QLEDs, which should result in deeper black levels and greater contrast. The Q9 also has the best HDR output compared to other models, which Samsung calls “Q HDR EliteMax.” However, all four models come with support for HDR10+.
All these TV models feature an “Ambient Mode” that uses the phone to capture a photo of the wall behind it and then creates a matching look on screen. This feature also displays temperature, news headlines, personal photos, and other information.
They also feature a new One Invisible Connection, which is basically a slim cable that combines both user’s power and AV data to the TV. It is available up to 15 meters and eliminates the needs of placing the TV near data or power outlets. With Bixby support, users can now use voice commands to bring up their favorite shows and control compatible devices.
Currently, pricing details aren’t being disclosed but the company has announced that they are scheduled to begin shipping within the next few weeks in the United States.