Samsung Electronics kicked off its CES events by announcing its new 65-inch 2017 QLED TVs —the Q8 Curved and Q9 Flat—at a product unveiling at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center on January 3, just ahead of the Las Vegas-based technology tradeshow.
Hyun Suk Kim, President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, hosted the event, and explained in his opening speech how QLED technology will soon “redefine the television category and usher in a new era of TV.”
“Samsung’s QLED TVs deliver today’s most remarkable picture, with stunning brightness, the deepest black levels, and most of all, pure and rich colors, thanks to our new Quantum dot technology,” Kim said.
Along with showcasing exciting enhancements in picture quality and color performance, Samsung also used the product unveil to highlight the TV’s new design features and customized services that further integrate how the TV fits into consumers’ lifestyles and homes.
Samsung’s new QLED TVs utilize a new 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’s 2017 Smart TV offerings focus on a unified, simple user experience so consumers can more easily access the content they want, when they want it. Users will also be able to control every connected TV device from one source using the Samsung Smart Remote.
Samsung introduces two new smart TV services, including Sports, a customizable service that displays a summary of the user’s favorite sports teams and games, and Music, which can identify songs played on TV shows.