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Samsung's new monstorous 98-inch 8K TV has AI upscaling tech

Samsung unveils its new 98-inch Q900 QLED Smart 8K UHD TV, has AI-powered upscaling technology and native 7680 x 4320 resolution

By: Anthony Garreffa from Jan 7, 2019 @ 21:27 CST

CES 2019 - Samsung has just come out and announced one of my dream TVs: the new 98-inch Q900 QLED TV with a native 8K resolution with Quantum Dot screen technology and AI upscaling.


The new Samsung 98-inch Q900 QLED will rock an 8K-capable Quantum Dot display that will make good use of Direct Array Mobile Dimming that will take care of the contrast of the screen, making sure picture quality looks good at all times. There aren't many sources of 8K video outside of a few videos on YouTube and 8K gaming if you've got 2 x NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards in NVLink.

If you aren't watching native 8K content that's okay because Samsung has 8K AI Upscaling technology inside of the new Q900 QLED series of TVs, where native 4K content upscaled to 8K should look good but I'm not too sure on 1080p content being upscaled to 16x its native resolution.

Samsung's own HDR technology is capable of pushing maximum brightness to the specific scenes settings and the conditions of the room that the Q900 QLED TV is in, with Quantum HDR scenes looking super dynamic with the deep blacks thanks to the full-array local dimming. The internal Quantum Processor 8K in the TV optimizes sound for each scene as well, with brightness adjusted to the environment and customized content settings.

As for price, Samsung has kept that close to its chest for now - but expect it to be super bloody expensive. The 85-inch version of the TV costs $15,000 and will ship in the first week of February, while the 75-inch version costs $7000, so expect the 98-inch to cost at least $25,000 or more.