As preceded by the massive billboard outside the congress center in Berlin, Samsung has fulfilled its promise by bringing an 8K QLED TV to IFA. It is called the Q900 – or Q900FN in the US – and will be available from October this year.
For US customers, the Q900 will take the form of an 85-inch screen, but the UK and the rest of Europe will see 65, 75 and 82-inch variations in addition to the 85-inch sample.
All Q900 TVs are powered by Samsung's new 8K quantum processor and feature Full Array Elite Local Dimming – similar to what we saw in the Samsung Q9FN earlier this year – with a similar number of dimming zones.
To create 8K images of non-8K content, Samsung uses artificial intelligence to create algorithms that recognize patterns, shapes and objects and accurately fill in the details. To do this, Samsung will use a huge image database that constantly updates itself when it learns to recognize new objects. The database will regularly transfer its knowledge to individual Q900 TVs, so that every TV has the latest and greatest technology for upscaling.
Samsung made it clear that all content would go through the upscaling process, but it is very interesting information for gamers with 4K consoles such as the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro systems that can offer native and upscaled 4K reproduction.
Higher HDR for your Ultra-er UHD TV
Samsung has not released all the specifications of the upcoming screen, but has given us a seductive information about the peak brightness of the screen – which according to representatives is somewhere in the range of 4000 nits.
That, in addition to HDR10 + support, the Q900 will make one of the best HDR TVs on the market, even if the screen can not reach the same black levels as LG's recently unveiled 8K OLED TV.
Like the rest of Samsung's QLED TV line, the Q900 will feature Bixby and SmartThings integration, as well as Ambient Mode and Samsung's signature One Connect invisible cable that streams and outputs video from the One Connect Box to the TV itself transports.
Samsung has not yet announced a price for the TV, but says that this will be announced closer to the retaliation of the TV in October of this year.
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