A delightful news for all entertainment lovers, Samsung announced that it will be releasing two TVs with 8K resolution in the next few months at the 2018 QLED and Advanced Display in Los Angeles.
Though the current specs Samsung has given are a target and not completely set in stone. The first 8K TV range will feature 65-inch, 75-inch and 82-inch models, and as Forbes reported, a 92-inch version could be following in 2019. Amazingly, these TVs are aiming for a 120Hz refresh rate, though it may not be physically and technically possible.
Although the second range of TVs has no specific launch date, it can be easily assumed that they will be launched some time next year with the range being comparatively cheaper with 65-inch and 75-inch models and 60Hz panels.
The revelation about Samsung’s two 8K TV ranges came at the end of a presentation by a Samsung product spokesman in which he was heard discussing a ‘New Paradigm’ of TVs. This future generation of TV technology, he claimed, would offer 8K resolution, full BT.2020 color range coverage, ‘Next Gen HDR’ built around 4,000 nits of brightness and a 12-bit color depth support.
The first range of 8K TVs may be ready to launch in August, following IFA 2018 in Berlin. The event runs between the 29th of August and the 5th of September, so we can definitely learn more next month. Currently there is no official word on pricing but an over £10,000 range could be easily expected. With Sony also rumored to be showing two new models at IFA this year the second half of the year could have some very interesting options for all those looking for a new TV.
Samsung has been in touch to say that since this story was first published, it can no longer confirm that the exact screen sizes and refresh rates quoted in its presentation will be correct when the TVs are formally launched.