Samsung is coming this year with its first 8K Ultra HD TVs, the company said during an event in Los Angeles. It is at least two series, with sizes from 65-inch to 92-inch.
Samsung and Insight Media last week held an event in Los Angeles, where the American Forbes was also present. The Korean manufacturer would have announced its first 8K Ultra HD televisions during this event, and the first models should be on the market this year. Please note; Samsung has after publication indicated that the specifications below and details are not certain with the final models.
The debut series is yet to come on the market this year and would be launched in 65-inch, 75-inch and 82-inch formats. to become. A variant with a 98-inch format would be planned for 2019. All displays have a resolution of 7,680 at 4,320 pixels and a refresh rate of 120Hz. Also the new HDMI 2.1 standard is present.
The second series, which will be released in 2019, consists of a 65-inch and a 75-inch version. Both devices come with a 60Hz refresh rate and thus seem to become cheaper versions. During the event, attention was also paid to (the lack of) 8K content. There is hardly anything interesting to be found in this resolution at present, and so the focus will initially be on the upscaling possibilities of the televisions.
Also interesting is the development in the area of color space and HDR. For example, the new devices must be able to display 100 percent of the BT.2020 color range, which is even more than the human can see. The brightness is also increased to a maximum of 4000 nits. The brightness gradients range from 10-bit and 1,024 levels to 12-bit and 4,096 levels.
In short, that all sounds very interesting and promises much good for the (distant) future. We might get Samsung’s first taster in September at IFA 2018.