Samsung's award-winning QLED 8K TV range is now available to pre-order in Australia. To mark the occasion, the company is giving away a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S10+ with every purchase. That's a $1499 smartphone, completely free! Here are the details.
The Samsung QLED 8K TV range are some of the first television panels to boast a native resolution of 33 million pixels - which is massive 16 times more pixels than 1080p Full HD. This is about as 'future-proof' as a TV gets, and while there isn't much 8K video available right now, you can upscale most of your non-8K content to look significantly crisper and more detailed.
The range utilises direct LED backlighting and anti-glare technology to produce the deepest black levels possible. The panels have also been optimised for viewing in sun-filled rooms from any angle.
Other highlights include 4000 nits of peak brightness, an AI-fuelled Quantum Processor, a separate connectivity panel for hooking up all your devices and the expected bevy of smart-TV features.
Naturally, these TVs don't come cheap with prices starting at $9999. However, it's worth noting that this is the only TV you will need to buy for a decade or more. (Australia's consumer protection laws should ensure you get a replacement well after the warranty expires.)
Here are the available models and their price tags:
To take some of the sting out of the exuberant price tag, Samsung is offering a free 128GB Galaxy S10+ valued at $1499. (In fact, Samsung will pay you to take the device: it actually appears in your shopping cart for -$1.)
The free phone offer is available from today (March 14) until April 1. If you're in the market for a cutting-edge TV we advise snapping up this pre-order offer. Even if you don't need the phone, you'll be able to effortlessly sell it on eBay for $1200 or more.
You’re going to hear a lot about HDMI 2.1 in 2019. It’s the latest iteration on the A/V connection format that consumers have used since it replaced previous A/V connections nearly two decades ago, and with 8K TVs ready to beat down the door into your living room, HDMI 2.1 is a necessary and much-anticipated upgrade.