CES 2020 is here. It is an annual trade show that gives a glimpse into the future tech and where we are heading in terms of consumer technology innovation. Many companies in the consumer electronics business take this opportunity to showcase what they are capable of and what they are working. In the coming few days, we will see many crazy tech and tech products that will dictate this year and coming years. Samsung, the biggest manufacturer of TVs in the world, is debuting an 8K QLED TV (Q950) in CES. The unique thing about this TV? Well, it is almost bezel-less with 99% screen to body ratio. If you see the TV straight from 10 to 15 feet distance, the thin bezel seems to disappear, giving it a seamless ‘Infinity screen effect.’ No other TV in the market has this level of thin bezels. Samsung was able to achieve this level of thin bezels by excluding the black matrix around the edges so that the images can go as close to edges as possible. On top of that, with just 15mm of thickness, it can be mounted flush on a wall to make it look even more stunning.
Samsung Q950 8K QLED TV Display Features
With the Q950 8K QLED TV, Samsung has introduced many features to make the viewing experience better. First of all, Samsung has announced that every model in Samsung’s 8K “lineup will meet the requirements of the 8K Association’s Certified Test Specifications as well as the CTA 8K Ultra HD Display Definition.“
The 8K lineup will also support native 8K playback, world’s first TV’s to do so. Also, it has support for AV1 codec to stream 8K videos. There are a couple of 8K TV’s in the market but finding 8K content is not that easy. That is why Samsung 8K QLED TVs come with Quantum Processor 8K chip and uses AI to upscale non-8K contents into 8K.
Samsung 8K QLED TV Audion Features
Just like with video, Samsung has added many features to enhance the audio experience on the 8K TV lineup. According to Samsung press release, Q950 TV features “speakers on every side of the display, as well as sub-woofers in the back.” Samsung uses an AI-based technology which it is calling Object Tracking Sound+ to “match the movement of audio sound with the movement of objects on the screen.“
With the new Q950 8K TV, Samsung has introduced many other features, such as its integration with Bixby – Samsung’s in-house smart assistant. Samsung is also going to offer users the option to use other voice assistants like Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. It is good to see that Samsung is finally giving buyers a choice when it comes to smart assistant.
The 8K TV will also come with Universal Guide – an AI-based algorithm to analyze what kind of contents you watch and channels you like to offer personalized recommendations.
Samsung, however, didn’t mention its pricing or availability whatsoever. But it is safe to say that it won’t be cheap. We will update this article when we have more information.