Samsung made a couple of announcements at CES 2019 including their QLED 8K TV, new monitors, Exynos Auto V9 chip and more.
Samsung QLED 8K TV
Samsung unveiled a whole lineup of 8K TVs as part of their 2019 TV lineup. Screen sizes for their QLED 8K include 65-inch, 75-inch, 82-inch, 85-inch and 98-inch.
The TV comes with Samsung’s Quantum Processor 8K chip will help deliver stunning picture quality and uses AI-based technology to upscale 1080p and 4K content to 8K resolution.
The Universal Guide on Samsung’s Smart TVs uses an AI algorithm that leverages your subscription services, favourite content, TV viewing habits to make it easier to find what you want to watch.
In addition to Bixby built-in, you can use your Amazon Echo or Google Home to control your 2019 Samsung TVs.
Samsung’s 2019 Smart TV models will be the first TVs to come with iTunes Movies and TV Shows and Apple AirPlay 2 in more than 100 countries.
Samsung’s QLED 8K TV is available for pre-order now in the US, starting at $4,999 USD for the 65-inch model and up to $14,999 USD for the 85-inch model.
Pricing for the 98-inch QLED 8K TV hasn’t been announced. The Samsung QLED 8K TV will be available in Canada later this year.
New Samsung Monitors
Samsung also announced a few new monitors include their Space Monitor. It has a sleek design and has the functionality to allow users to focus what’s on their screen.
The Samsung Space Monitor, attaches to your desk and can easily swing towards you and positioned at various angles. The monitor will be available in two sizes and resolutions, the 27-inch QHD high-performance model (aimed at gamers) and the 32-inch 4K UHD model.
The Samsung Space Monitor will be available in February. The 32-inch model will cost $499 USD and the 27-inch will go for $399 USD.
Samsung also announced the CRG9 Ultra-Wide gaming monitor. With a 49-inch display, 32:9 aspect ratio and 120Hz refresh rate, the CRG9 can provide a 4ms response time to minimize image lag and motion blur.
It also comes with AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR technology and dual QHD resolution, HDR10 and a peak brightness of 1,000 nits. The monitor also uses Samsung’s Quantum Dot technology.
For ports, the CRG9 comes with HDMI, 2 Display Ports, USB 3.0 and 3.5mm audio jack.
The Samsung CRG9 monitor will be available later this year.
The company also announced the UR59C curved monitor. It has a 32-inch curved 4K display with a 2,500:1 contrast ratio and only 6.7mm thin.
The Samsung UR59C will be available later this year.
Digital Cockpit 2019
Samsung and Harman showed off their Digital Cockpit 2019, which is the latest enhanced connected car experience. With Bixby, you can remotely check how much gas is in your car or set the car’s temperature before you set off.
Onboard cameras can recognize specific drivers and passengers and set up the car’s personal space accordingly. This is done using Samsung’s Cellular-V2X technology that has the company’s mobile network solutions expertise with automotive technologies.
Samsung also announced the new Exynos Auto A9 processor that is cable of faster and more efficient on-device processing and AI technologies.