Samsung has announced the local launch of its 2020 QLED TV range, featuring its most advanced, stylish, and expansive portfolio to date.
As a pioneer in 8K technology, Samsung continues its commitment to innovation and making high quality 8K and 4K experiences. With smart AI upscaling, enhanced in-TV audio, and a broad range of large-format panels (over 75-inches), Samsung is offering the ultimate entertainment experience from the comfort of your own home.
This year’s flagship model, the Q950T, boasts an ultra-thin profile and boundless Infinity Display allowing the picture to etch right to the edge, offering nearly 99 per cent pure screen. The introduction of 85-inch QLED TV models is in response to Australian’s demand for big-screen in-home experiences at a range of price points. Samsung’s AI upscaling is now more advanced than ever with a new Quantum Processor, offering pixel-by-pixel image enhancement, enabling the panel to adapt to the viewer’s favourite content or external environment to deliver an amazing picture.
“Australians continue to demand bigger and better entertainment experiences from the comfort of their homes which is why we’re launching our widest range of TVs that feature the best in immersive visual and audio innovation,” said Hass Mahdi, Director of Audio Visual Division, Samsung Australia. “Along with breaking new ground in QLED 8K and 4K TV innovation, Samsung is also offering more options in design across our lifestyle TV range with new additions to our iconic offerings in The Frame, as well as The Serif, which seeks to transform the traditional role of the TV in the home.”
The 2020 QLED 8K TV range introduces an innovative new Samsung TV audio experience with Object Tracking Sound + (OTS+): an in-panel technology that tracks the on-screen action from scene to scene. This technology emits sound from speakers in the top, bottom and sides of the rear of the TV, and is projected to reflect off nearby surfaces to deliver an incredible immersive experience that puts you right in the middle of the action.
Q-Symphony technology also enables seamless cooperation between this innovative new TV sound technology and Samsung’s Q Series soundbars to deliver an extra layer of richness and audio detail. Q-Symphony technology then synchronises sound between these TVs and Samsung Q Series Soundbars for extra richness and a truly immersive surround sound experience.
“Samsung understands the critical importance of immersion when enjoying the latest TV experiences,” said Mahdi. “We have invested in two new innovations, OTS+ and Q-Symphony, in order to transform the audio experience that our TVs offer both standalone and when used with our latest soundbars.”
Bolstering Samsung’s support for gaming enthusiasts, select QLED TVs also include Dynamic Black Equaliser technology, which is designed to ensure clear visibility in dark scenes; Mobile View Mode to enable multi-tasking on screen; and AMD Freesync compatibility, which delivers seamless and swift action with low input lag.
The new 2020 range also supports a choice of voice-activated assistants, allowing users to choose their preference between Bixby, Google Assistant or Alexa; while panels starting from the Q70T offer an advanced new Ambient Mode that enables users to select and search by voice, as well as automatically choose music, video, or a daily ambient routine to match their mood.
In addition to this expansive 8K and 4K offering, Samsung is also continuing its commitment to delivering new lifestyle experiences. The Frame, which has the ability to turn its screen into a beautiful piece of artwork when not in use and has three customisable bezels options; brown, beige and white, for seamless integration to blend into the aesthetics of the home. Alongside the existing range of sizes of 55-inch and 43-inch, The Frame now also comes in an expanded offering of 75-inch, 50-inch, and 32-inch. The Frame continues to use Samsung’s QLED technology to offer a stunning picture quality.
Also, Artworks from The Frame’s Art Store can now be selected manually or searched via voice activation, making it easier than ever for to bring a selection of 1,200 artworks to life in their home.
The Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec-designed The Serif TV, will also now feature the same updated Smart Hub functionality as the rest of the QLED TV range and will be available in 43-inch and 55-inch models. Samsung also announced an addition to their Lifestyle TV portfolio, The Sero.
The Sero, which means “vertical” in Korean, has the ability to pivot between horizontal and vertical orientations – just like a smartphone or tablet. The Sero’s display orientation technology connects seamlessly with users’ mobile devices to smoothly and naturally display content in traditional horizontal formats, as well as vertical formats. Consumers can expect to enjoy a variety of content – including social media, movies and other personal videos – in whatever display orientation mirrors their mobile device.
“As the lifestyles, viewing habits, and home entertainment demands of Australians evolve, so too do the features and technology across our Samsung TV lineup, from the latest big-screen experiences and audio immersion of our new 8K and 4K QLED TVs, to the seamless integration into our homes of our innovative lifestyle TV range, with The Frame, The Serif, and The Sero,” said Mahdi.
Samsung’s new range will be available through various retail outlets nationally, pricing and availability for QLED 8K and The Sero will be announced at a later date.