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Shiny gadget of the month: Samsung’s 8K TV

By September 21, 2018November 20th, 2018News

Fans of the latest and greatest technology rejoice! We all knew it was a matter of time. Those fancy 4K TVs are the latest and greatest in viewing technology, but sooner or later as with all technology the next advancement comes. This October Samsung will be the first to offer an 8K TV. In case 4K was not crisp enough for you this Fall you could be enjoying football on Sunday in 8K!

Samsung will be launching an 85-inch 8K QLED TV, quadrupling your current pixel count and using advanced AI-driven upscaling that will help you get the most out of the content you have. Their AI-powered upscaling is the real piece of impressive technology here. Since there is a lack of content that can really utilize this high-resolution Samsung was sure to put in the technology to make it worthwhile for consumers. According to those that saw the demo earlier this year the level of clarity and detail with the new upscaling is notably better than what current 4K TVs can do.

Another feature they packed in to try and get you the most out of your TV is to give it a low-powered ambient mode that lets you display art and real-time content like weather and news or other decorative images when not in use. They are also trying to minimize cable clutter have having Samsung’s One Connect Box and Invisible Connection that uses a separate box for all your hookups and then connecting to the TV with a single cable (like a docking station).

The one unknown at this point is the price. It is said to be in line with the current QLED model line and due to its immense 85-inch size it is likely to be a five-figure number like their 88-inch 4K TV.

For those that want the latest and greatest this would be pretty cool. LG and Sony reportedly will also have 8K TVs coming soon too, but they have no launch date set just yet.