Samsung has finally unveiled the Aussie pricing for its 2019 QLED and UHD lineup. With twenty-four models, three of which are 8K, Samsung sure is going big this year.
Here’s how much they’ll set you back.
The crown jewel in Samsung’s crown this year is of course its 8K offering. Starting at a casual $9,999 for the 65-inch Q900, these bad boys aren’t cheap. If you’re wanting to top out with the 82-inch, you’re looking at $17,499.
When it comes to the rest of the QLED lineup, you won’t find a lot of difference between it and the already-impressive 2018 range. Ambient Mode, One Connect Box, One Connect Remote and the One Clear cable are still present. And no, we still don’t know what kind of witchcraft makes the latter work.
The RU8000 and above models will also include Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa integration, with AirPlay 2 also being added to the mix in the second half of 2019.
Bixby is also still kicking around, and has had a small upgrade of its own, allowing users to now access Netflix and YouTube via voice activation.
The most significant internal change is the addition of a new AI-powered Quantum Processor. Some of the strongest messaging around this has been in relation to upscaling. After all, you need something to justify an 8K TV when there is no 8K content to be had.
But it doesn’t just end there. The new processor will also optimise the viewing experience in real time.
Samsung is calling this ‘Intelligent Mode’, and it will apparently adjust the content, screen brightness, sound and volume levels to the scene being played. It will also impact on the ambient light levels in the room.
All Q80 and above models are also injected with Anti-Glare technology, and wide-viewing angle enhancement.
“Our 2019 home entertainment range has been designed for Australians who want the best combination of picture and sound quality, smart TV capabilities and design,” said Jeremy Senior, Head of Consumer Electronics at Samsung Australia.
“Big screen TVs have become the norm in many Australian homes and with bigger screens comes the need for clearer, more detailed pictures. We need to continue to deliver a premium picture quality to match the size of these televisions. We’re excited to be the first to bring 8K technology into Australian homes through our QLED 8K range delivering detail, depth and immersion like never before.”
We have the full list of TVs and pricing right here, including a range of new sound bars as well.
Samsung’s 2019 range are available online and in stores from April 1.