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This is Samsung’s next premium TV line: The QLED Smart TV

Published Jan 4th, 2017 6:50AM EST
Samsung QLED Smart TV
Image: Samsung

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Samsung has brand new TVs for you, though you’ll have to wait a while to get your hands on one. Unveiled at CES 2017, the new QLED TVs are supposed to offer an overall better experience as they will become the company’s new flagship TV series, ready to replace the SUHD family.

The QLED TVs are supposed to be even smarter and better connect to all your TV devices. The operating system should recognize what they are and let you control them with the default Samsung Smart Remote.

When it comes to picture quality, the QLED models should offer users a few noticeable improvements, including better viewing angles, better colors including better blacks, and brighter HDR (high dynamic range) performance.

The new TVs use what Samsung calls a “metal Quantum dot material that allows for dramatically enhanced color performance, as well as the expression of very deep blacks and rich details in all viewing environments.”

samsung-qled-smart-tv-ces-2017-2Image source: Samsung

The new TV family comes in two flavors, including Q8 Curved and Q9 Flat, with Samsung showing off 65-inch versions at the show.

What’s interesting about the flat models is that you can hang them on a wall just like a painting. They sit flush with the wall thanks to a new mounting mechanism. Digital Trends also reveals there’s a new component to help, a nearly invisible cable management system that uses fiber-optic to move the video signal from a special box that would be hooked up with all your TV-related devices. Power still needs to be provided to the display from a regular power outlet.

Pricing details and launch dates aren’t yet available for Samsung’s QLED screens.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

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