At CES 2014, Samsung has introduced a range of nye Ultra HD and curved TVs. Together with Smart TV, these are the major trends from Samsung in 2014. Samsung will launch both curved and flat UHD TVs in up to 110 inch sizes.
Samsung: UHD, Smart TV and curves
Samsung has unveiled their most prominent new TV models, but has not yet revealed the entire line-up. It is clear that Samsung’s TVs are larger and more exclusive than ever.
Samsung’s 105-inch curved Ultra HD TV
Samsung will launch the “world’s largest curved Ultra HD TV”, measuring 105 inches diagonally. The TV a resolution of 5120 x 2160 pixels in the extra-wide 21:9 format, which some manufacturers have started calling 5K here at CES 2014. In addition, Samsung is also exhibiting the"world's largest UHD TV”. This 110-inch TV is flat, but Samsung seems to have forgotten that Panasonic has had a 152-inch 4K TV for sale for year. It is not clear if Samsung is planning to release the 110-inch TV in the market.
Samsung’s U9000 curved UHD TVs
Samsung is also launching a range of curved Ultra HD TVs. The first one is the U9005, which is curved and will be available in 55 to 78 inch sizes. Samsung also has a U8550 range of Ultra HD TVs. These TVs are flat and will be available in 50 to 75 inch sizes.
Samsung's U8550 Ultra HD TVs
In 2014, Samsung will once again focus on Smart TV and TV apps. One of the new features is Multi-Link, which makes it possible to divide the screen into two and show different material on each side. Samsung’s new Smart TVs will be powered by a new, faster Quad Core Plus processor that also enables that Instant On function to turn on the TV near-instantly. Lastly, there is Samsung’s new remote.
Samsung once again highlights its Evolution Kit, which allows existing owners to upgrade the Smart TV platform from year to year via a small module that can be connected to the back of the TV. The 2014 Evolution Kit is a so-called OneConnect box that also holds all of the TV connectors. The Evolution Kit will upgrade previous Samsung TVs, but the 2014 models will also feature a port that lets viewers upgrade from 2015 and beyond.
The launch dates for Samsung’s new TV line-up has still not been announced, but we are chasing more details here at CES 2014.