At CES 2018, Samsung showcased its vision for TVs and other home appliances in the IoT era. Though the company showcased ‘The Wall,’ its first 146-inch modular MicroLED TV, and an 8K QLED TV at the event, it didn’t launch any of the mainstream QLED TVs for 2018 at the event. The more mainstream SmartTVs were expected to launch at a later date.
2018 Samsung QLED TVs will feature Bixby
Earlier this month, a report from Korea stated that Samsung is going to launch a new Bixby-powered TV in New York in March. In line with the news, Samsung has scheduled an event titled ‘The First Look’ for March 7 at the American Stock Exchange in Manhattan, New York. It will be part of Samsung’s global launch event for its 2018 QLED TV lineup.
Samsung has already outlined the new features coming to the 2018 SmartTV lineup. Sticking to the messaging at CES 2018, Bixby will play a central role in the new SmartTV experience. Most of the features are centered around a connected and AI-driven lifestyle powered by Bixby and SmartThings. Some of these features include using Bixby for seamless setup, effortless content discovery and sharing, smart home control, etc.