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Samsung Unveils its First 85-inch S9 UHDTV and Flagship F8000 LED Smart TV (Updated!)

By Wong Casandra & Vijay Anand - on 10 Jan 2013, 8:37pm

Samsung Unveils its First 85-inch S9 UHDTV and Flagship F8000 LED Smart TV

Update (Jan 16, 2013): According to a release over at Korea Newswire (translated), reservation of the Samsung 85S9 UHDTV has started in South Korea. The price? A cool 40 million won, or slightly over S$46,000.

Looking for an UHD TV? Well, there's LG, Sony, Sharp and now there's Samsung. The Korean company has unveiled its first 85-inch S9 UHD TV, which will also come equipped with a quad-core processor. The juggernaut will offer four times the pixels available on existing 1080p resolution as well as ample audio support; 120-watt array speakers have been inconspicuously built into the frame of the television. To further allow users to enjoy the full extent of its visual prowess, the S9 comes with an up-scaling algorithm that converts HD and Full HD content to UHD resolution (otherwise known as 4K resolution, which is 3840 x 2160 pixels).

Update: A couple of days after unveiling the 85-inch UN85S9 4K TV, Samsung shows off yet another giant 4K TV - this time, it stands at 110-inch.

If you are looking for something less extravagant, Samsung has also unveiled its new flagship Samsung Smart TV, the F8000 LED TV, which will be available in 46-inches to 75-inches. Aside thin profiles and bezels, the TVs will also come with quad- core processors. The F8000, S9 and a all new Samsung TVs will feature a revamped Smart Hub as well as new features like S-Recommendation and voice interaction. Before we end this news update, here's a few more photos of the 60-inch F8000 LED TV model that we had the privilege to get up close and personal:-

With an extremely thin, almost non-existent border, the Samsung UN60F8000 LED Smart TV was a sight to behold. 60 inches of screen space is quite a sizable real-estate and we also witnessed the updated Smart Hub, most specifically the improved voice interaction and the S-Recommendation engine.

Looking around the back of the F8000 TV model, we can see its slim design and the new arced TV stand supporting the panel.

The F8000 series will start selling in Singapore in Q1 to early Q2, with a targeted Q3 release for the S9 UHD TV.

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