Posted Thu Feb 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM PST by Steven Cohen
The new 4K displays are now available for pre-order.
Samsung has launched pre-orders for its QLED Ultra HD TV Series. The displays use new metal quantum dot technology for improved colors and brightness. In addition, the company has announced that the QLED TV lineup has received "100 Percent Color Volume" verification from world-class testing and certification association, Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker (VDE).
"The '100 percent color volume' verification awarded to Samsung's QLED TV signifies the excellence of our product and its revolutionary picture quality. As the global TV market leader for 11 consecutive years, we are thrilled to be leading the TV industry into a world of Quantum dot-powered displays featuring the best available picture quality," said JongHee Han, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.
The QLED series consists of the Q9, Q8, and Q7 Ultra HD TVs. The displays offer accurate reproduction of the DCI-P3 color space and are capable of presenting 100 percent color volume, allowing the TVs to produce all colors at any brightness level. In addition, QLED peak luminance is rated between 1,500 and 2,000 nits. These color and brightness performance improvements are a result of the displays' new metal quantum dot materials which can "express deep blacks and rich detail regardless of how light or dark the scene is, or whether the content is being played in a brightly lit or darkened room."
Here's a full rundown of current Q8 and Q7 pre-order pricing:
55" Class Q7F QLED 4K TV - $2,500
65" Class Q7F QLED 4K TV - $3,500
75" Class Q7F QLED 4K TV - $6,000
55" Class Q8C Curved QLED 4K TV - $3,500
65" Class Q8C Curved QLED 4K TV - $4,500
Initial pre-orders are expected to ship in late February and early March. Pricing and availability for the flagship Q9 models have not been announced yet.
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