Samsung Unveils New QLED TVs that Appear nearly Invisible

Samsung Unveils New QLED TVs that Appear nearly Invisible

Ambient Mode turns the TV into an information display that also blends into the environment around it.

We've nearly reached peak picture quality with stunning colours on modern TVs and content like Stan and Netflix in 4K resolution which presents a challenge for TV manufacturers - what to do to make the next generation of TVs even better.

Samsung QLED 4K TVs come with the Ambient Mode, a feature that can mimic the texture on the wall behind, and nearly make it disappear. The 2018 line of TVs, available later this month, (but no pricing as of now) will all link in through Samsung's smart home SmartThings system, talking to any smart home devices on your network.

For last one year, Samsung has been pushing its personal assistant Bixby as a serious competitor to Google Assistant, Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana.

"Today we've unveiled our 2018 TV range, which includes our flagship QLED TV, as well as an expanded lineup of UHD, Premium UHD and Ultra-Large Screen TVs". One Remote Control applies to NU7400 and higher models.

Samsung's 2018 QLED TV lineup will include Bixby to be smarter than ever before
Samsung's 2018 TV lineup can tell you the weather, headlines and blend into the walls

While CES held a lot of things, it did not mention much about what Samsung plans to do for TVs this year. The Q9 also has the best HDR output of the bunch, which Samsung calls "Q HDR EliteMax". That's where the company's mainstay QLED 4K lineup comes in. If you wall-mount one of the QLED TVs, Samsung says it can mimic the wall behind it to effectively camouflage it. The smallest QLED TV you can buy in 2018 is a roomy 49-inches.

Ambient Mode uses a special app that lets you take a picture of the wall around it, so it's not a chameleon that can just sense what the designs around it look like. The Korean company has always been working to make its TVs look attractive, even when they are switched off. Each of the series would be sold in both flat and curved versions.

Ambient mode: Think of this as a glorified screen saver. When the TV is turned off, it doesn't need to be simply black, as the Ambient mode allows users to showcase important information instead.

Finally, as far as TVs go, Samsung's Q8F and Q9F models in particular boast Direct Full Array tech, which is comprised of a series of panel zones that adjust and control backlighting automatically, the end result being purer whites and deeper blacks. Users can use voice commands to bring up different shows and control other Bixby enabled devices, like fridges.

Its new Q9F and Q8F will come in a variety of sizes: Q9F TVs will be available in 65-inch, 75-inch and 88-inch screens, with the Q8F TVs available in 55-inch, 65-inch and 75-inch screens. The TVs come with just one thin cable that feeds both power and data signals to the TV giving it an aesthetic look. These models reflect consumer demand for larger screen televisions for a more impactful, immersive home viewing experience.

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