#CES2019 – 4K is currently poised to become the next standard resolution that we can look forward to, but it seems that Samsung is barreling past 4K and going straight to 8K. The company has recently taken the wraps off a bunch of new QLED TVs with 8K resolution, seemingly building on the launch of their 8K TV from IFA last year.
This new lineup of QLED TVs range from a 65-inch model and will go up to a massive 98-inch model, and while pricing has yet to be officially announced, the 85-inch model from last year was priced at a whopping $15,000, so we’d hate to think how much this newer 98-inch model could cost. Suffice to say it will not come cheap.
The new Samsung TVs will all be powered using a Quantum Processor 8K chip. There will also be AI used in the TV to help scale up media to an 8K resolution, although how successful it will be at doing that is unclear. However since 8K content is few and far in between, we suppose there really is not much choice but to rely on upscaling for now.
The new TVs will also come with Bixby given that this is a Samsung product, expanded support for Alexa and Google Assistant, and as per Samsung’s announcement yesterday, support for iTunes Movies and TV Shows and AirPlay 2.