IFA Berlin 2018 has been an exciting event so far. With new offerings from the likes of Sony and BlackBerry, the coming months look pretty great for smartphone enthusiasts. While Samsung didn’t have anything by the way of smartphones to offer at the event, they did have something else. Their brand new 8K TV, the Q900R QLED 8K, was unveiled in four sizes – 65″, 75″, 82″ and 85″. The company aims to be at the forefront of 8K media, batting off the likes of LG who also had their own 8K TVs on show at IFA. This is the first 8K TV that you can actually buy.
The Q900R QLED 8K will be available from the end of September in the UK, meaning that Irish TV enthusiasts should be able to import it via Amazon or otherwise. While it may seem we’re entering the realm of crazy, it can get over twice as bright as your standard Full HD (that’s 1080p) TV. It also has 16 times as many pixels being shown on-screen at any given time over a regular Full HD TV. It’s that bright, and it’s that high-resolution. Admittedly it’s not as if there’s much 8K content to go around, though Samsung says there’s an intelligent upscaling algorithm to make your lower quality video still get a resolution boost. It’s probable that Netflix will come out with their own 8K media in the future as well.
But such high resolution has a cost – and a hefty one at that. Don’t expect it to cost any less than €3000 for the base model, with the larger sizes creeping into the €5000 mark. They’re going to be extremely expensive, definitely not aimed at the average consumer. Still, if you find yourself a TV enthusiast then the Samsung Q900R QLED 8K might be up your alley. If it will launch in Ireland directly or not is unknown, but previous models in the series are easily accessible here in stores or online.
Source: Samsung Newsroom