Samsung launches its 8K QLED TV in the UAE
Samsung has launched its first 8K QLED TV, the Samsung Q900, in the United Arab Emirates, where it’s available in two sizes: 75-inch and 82-inch. Pricing is set at AED 24,999 ($6805) for the former and AED 31,999 ($8711) for the latter. A 65-inch and a 98-inch version are also expected to hit the shelves in the region in the near future, though there’s no word on pricing for either of them.
Announced at CES 2019, the Samsung Q900 features the firm’s Quantum Processor, which can upscale lower-resolution content from set-top boxes, consoles and streaming services to 8K. The range also delivers an improved Bixby experience, according to Samsung, and can achieve an astonishing maximum brightness of 4000nits — creating an unrivalled home-viewing experience.
It’ll be a while until 8K is the norm
What’s interesting is the focus Samsung puts on the Q900’s ability to upscale content to 8K, and that’s because the TV has to. With 4K only just making its way into the average household, it’s going to be a while before native 8K content is the norm. So for now, those with enough dosh to bag themselves a Q900 (we’re looking at you, sheiks) will have to put up with upscaled Full HD and 4K.