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CES 2017: Samsung Announces New QLED TV Series

Samsung have announced three TVs as part of the company’s new QLED TV series, featuring a world first capability of reproducing 100 percent colour volume.

The Q9, Q8 and Q7 were unveiled at Samsung’s presentation ahead of CES 2017. As previously reported by ChannelNews, the TVs can generate a peak luminance of as high as 1,500-2,000 nits.

“2017 will mark a major paradigm shift in the visual display industry, ushering in the era of QLED,” said HyunSuk Kim, President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.

The TVs are able to accurately display the DCI-P3 colour space, delivering dramatic improvements in colour performance. Subtle differences in colour affected by brightness are able to be expressed significantly better than conventional TVs thanks to Samsung’s use of a new metal ‘Quantum Dot Material’, which allows deep blacks and rich detail to be displayed regardless of the brightness or darkness of a particular scene.


“With the advent of QLED TV, we provide the most true-to-life picture on screen. We have been successful in solving for past inconsistencies in the viewing experience and consumer pain points while redefining the fundamental value of TV.”

Additional features include a new ‘Invisible Connection’ cable that removes the clutter caused by cables by gathering them together, a ‘no-gap wall mount’ which allows a QLED TV to be easily mounted flush against a wall, and a choice between two new stands.

The new QLED TV range is confirmed for launch in Australia later this year.

“As the market leader in TVs in Australia, Samsung is excited to deliver the next evolution in television display technology with QLED TV,” said Carl Rose, Vice President of the Consumer Electronics Division at Samsung Australia.

Mr Rose said that the ability of Samsung’s QLED TV range to display rich details whether the TV is in a bright or dark room made the range perfect for Australia, since TVs are often positioned in bright spaces.

More details including pricing will be announced closer to the Australian launch date.