As expected, Samsung has unveiled the world’s first 8K AI technology for its new 85-inch 8K QLED TV – at CES 2018. New Samsung QLED TV with 8K (7680 x 4320 pixels) resolution, which is not actually the only or most important feature introduced by this model.
The panel is an LCD with Quantum Dot and a completely new backlight. Samsung talks about Micro Full Array, a Full LED solution with local dimming characterized by smaller than those normally used in LED TVs. In this way, it was possible to increase brightness and the number of control areas.
So let’s talk about a TV with a peak brightness of 4,000 cd/m2 nits and about 10,000 control zones for local dimming, a very high number. The first impressions on the operation seem very positive: the new system seems very effective in reducing the incidence of “blooming”, the halos of light that are formed around clear portions of the image when surrounded by dark areas.
The video processor has been completely modified to adapt to the 8K resolution. The Samsung Q9S QLED TV comes in with its ability to learn from itself to improve over time. The built-in AI technology, Samsung says will intelligently upscale non-8K resolution videos to 8K. The 8K solution upgrades feature like detail enhancement, noise reduction, edge restoration, and automatic sound adjustment for different content.
Samsung’s AI technology has all but eliminated this obstacle by enabling the television to transform all pictures into 8K. It lets consumers enjoy just about any movie or TV show on any channel in 8K resolution regardless of native resolution or method of transmission. Furthermore, it also enables the TV’s sound to be optimized for specific scenes, without having to change any settings.
The Samsung 8K QLED TV with AI technology will arrive during the second half of 2018.