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Samsung Unveils 8K Resolution and 8K AI Upscaling for QLED 8K at IFA 2018

BERLINAug. 31, 2018 /CNW/ – During its press conference at the IFA 2018, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced its foray into 8K with the unveil of the Q900R QLED 8K complete with 8K AI Upscaling. Available in an ultra-large 85″ screen size, Samsung QLED 8K TV will feature several 8K-ready enhancements, including 8K Resolution, Q HDR 8K and Quantum Processor 8K, all created to bring 8K-quality images to life. The new Samsung QLED 8K will be available in select Canadian retailers starting this November.

Samsung’s QLED 8K with 8K AI Upscaling is a part of the company’s long-term vision of leading 8K to the forefront as the most accurate and life-like screen resolution available on the market.  

“When it comes to premium picture quality and industry innovation, the introduction of our QLED 8Kwith 8K AI Upscaling is an integral component as we look to the future of displays,” said Pat Bugos, Vice President of Consumer Electronics at Samsung Canada. “With brilliant colour, clarity and sound, we’re confident Canadians will enjoy immersive viewing experiences with the introduction of the Q900R and our new 8K-capable models.”

To achieve 8K-quality images, the Samsung Q900R features 8K Resolution capable of high nit peak brightness – a standard met by most film studios. This feature allows the TV to produce four times more pixels than a 4K UHD TV and 16 times more pixels than a full HD TV. Q HDR 8K powered by HDR (High Dynamic Range) 10+ technology, which optimizes the TV’s brightness levels and produces pristine colours and images, is also incorporated to deliver pictures as intended by creators.

Samsung’s proprietary 8K AI Upscaling technology based on artificial intelligence also comes equipped with picture and sound quality designed to upgrade the quality of image regardless of original source quality or format. Whether a user is watching content through a streaming service, set-top box, HDMI, USB or even mobile mirroring, the Quantum Processor 8K recognizes and upscales the content to appear in 8K quality. In addition, the Q900R features Direct Full Array Elite for enhanced contrast and precise backlighting control, and also 100% Colour Volume, enabling users to witness billions of shades of colour for the purest colour accuracy to-date.

Focusing on user efficiency, the Q900R features a slate of new functions that enable consumers to use their TVs differently while maintaining the highest quality in picture and sound. For example, the TV recognizes and analyzes a number of connected entertainment devices like audio devices connected via optical cable with One Remote. Lifestyle features, such as Ambient Mode, have been enhanced to seamlessly blend the TV in the surrounding space by showcasing beautiful images, weather, news and more on the screen when the user is not watching television. The One Invisible Connection, which comes standard at 5 metres, incorporates the optical cable and power in one seamless cord, giving users more freedom to decide where and how they place the TV. Smart enhancements, such as SmartThings, further add to the Q900R’s ability to provide users with greater access to information and make their lives easier.

Samsung will showcase its latest television and audio announcements in its booth at IFA, located at the City Cube Berlin on Level 2.

About Samsung Electronics Canada

Samsung Electronics Canada inspires Canadians to reach their full potential through a transformative ecosystem of products and services that deliver innovation and distinct design to every aspect of their connected lives. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, virtual reality and wearable devices, tablets and digital appliances. In 2017, Samsung was ranked No. 6 in Interbrand’s “Best Global Brands” list and named one of the top 10 Most Influential Brands in Canada, based on a study by Ipsos Canada. Dedicated to helping make a difference in the lives of Canadians, Samsung’s award-winning Hope for Children corporate giving initiatives supports public education, sustainability and health-related issues in communities across the country. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

Follow Samsung Canada at facebook.com/SamsungCanada, or Instagram @samsungcanada or Twitter @SamsungCanada. To purchase or explore all our products, visit our website at https://shop.samsung.com/ca/

SOURCE Samsung Electronics Canada

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