Samsung brings out the World’s Largest 4K television at CES 2013
Samsung, the electronics manufacturer that can be credited with adding a whole new dimension to the smartphone sector by introducing a tablet-phone hybrid – the phablet, has carried forward this trend of augmenting the size of its products by engineering an 85″ television with the latest 4K technology. (What is 4K?)
Premiered at the CES 2013, the Samsung UN85S9 has a peculiar design – the gigantic screen is surrounded by a metallic frame, and the intended effect is to make it look like a floating TV. Though there is no harm in trying something new, the initial reaction to the design is definitely skeptical. The frame lets the TV to be tilted up and down and also houses the 120 Watt, 2.2 Channel acoustic system.
Since the 4K television bracket has not made much headway in the consumer electronics market, there is no dedicated content that has been made for viewing at such a high resolution. Patrons who wish to make this TV part of their living room decor should make do with movies and videos that have been scaled up to resolution until dedicated efforts are made in this direction. The hardware and power required for this is provided in Samsung’s TV by a 1.3 GHz quad-core A15 processor. Apart from speeding up the process of picture optimization, the capabilities will be put to maximum use by the slew of features that Samsung has packed in – Smart Hub, Samsung Smart View, voice control and S-recommendation. Reportedly, the AllShare feature will now extend to include control of any Samsung Smart appliances that you bring home. The television also has optical sound and houses 4 HDMI ports.
Pricing details are unknown and the product is slated for a March release.
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8 January, 2013