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Samsung Launched It’s First 8K TV That Will Shock You

Gone were those days when we used to look for the high quality tech entities and often found ourself updated with the technology. You might be well aware of the things like HD,Ultra HD,$K etc. These are some of the formats that we used to look upon whenever we are in front of the gadgets like mobiles, smartphones,PC,TVs and all other gadgets.

With the technology being getting updated and enhancing day by day , tech giants never missed opportunities to dive into the market with awesome technologies and credit themselves for that.They come with various latest gadgets that are meant for consumer’s purpose and create a sticking impression of that thing in their mind so that their products get some news and create hype. The same is with the tech giant SAMSUNG now which has just launched it’s latest 8K TV for the customers to buy and in the following we’ll be looking for the things related to it.

In the press conference at the IFA 2018, Samsung Electronics announces her robbery in 8K with the unveiling of the Q900R QLED 8K complete with 8K AI Upscaling. Available in four ultra-large screen sizes (65 “, 75”, 82 “and 85”), the Samsung QLED 8K TV will include various 8K tools, including Real 8K Resolution, Q HDR 8K and Quantum Processor 8K, all made to bring images of 8K quality to life. The new Samsung QLED 8K will be available in shops from the end of September .

The QLED 8K from Samsung with 8K AI Upscaling is part of the long-term vision of the company to bring 8K to the forefront as the most accurate and lifelike screen resolution on the market.And here what they have to say about it.

“At Samsung, we have worked tirelessly in recent years to advance the industry when it comes to premium image quality, and the introduction of our QLED 8K with 8K AI Upscaling is an integral part while we look at the future of displays.” said Jongsuk Chu, Senior Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “We are very excited to introduce the Q900R to consumers and are confident that they will experience nothing less than a glare in color, clarity and sound on our new 8K-compatible models.”

Talking about the different TVs qualities that Samsung has launched earlier , here are some of the differences to keep in mind while looking for the advanced one.

Differences In HD and Full HD

Never has a technical specification been overused and misused as much as High Definition or HD. The term has become synonymous with anything that raises the detail or quality over-and-above something that came before. When we’re talking about display resolutions though, the term HD is based on the original resolutions of HD TV.

When HD TV first came along there were a handful of broadcast resolutions and display resolutions used. The most basic was 1,280 pixels wide by 720 pixels tall, shortened to 720p. The lower-case p refers to “progressive scan” as opposed to say 1080i, which is ‘interlaced’ but we won’t get bogged with those here. Many budget phones use this resolution, but it’s not common for larger displays.

These days when we say HD we’re talking about what gets called ‘Full HD’, a resolution which measures 1,920×1,080 pixels, often called 1080p. This display resolution is common on Smart TVs and many modern smartphones, PCs, laptops and monitors. Both HD resolutions here use a 16:9 aspect ratio (so there’s 16 pixels horizontally for each 9 vertically), which can be described as widescreen. However, on a phone 1,280×720 becomes 720×1,280 when it’s held normally.

 Differences In QHD/WQHD

In the smartphone revolution of the last five or so years, manufacturers have been desperate to put higher resolution screens into phones even where they are not needed. It’s often argued that resolutions above that of Full HD are wasted on such comparatively small panels as even people with perfect vision find it hard to spot any difference. Nevertheless, phone makers have done it anyway, probably for marketing purposes. As a result, Quad High Definition (QHD) screens have become a popular choice in modern handsets.

QHD is four times the definition of standard 720p HD, meaning you can fit the same number of pixels as four HD displays into a QHD display of the same size, namely 2,560×1,440 pixels, or 1440p. As with all HD-derived resolutions, this one has a wide 16:9 aspect ratio, so QHD can also be referred to as WQHD (Wide Quad High Definition), it’s the same thing, but some manufacturers put a W in front of the QHD to show that it has the wide aspect ratio.

Most flagship Android devices released in the past few years have QHD displays after it was made popular in LG’s flagship G3 smartphone launched in 2014. The Samsung Galaxy S6, the Google Nexus 6P also feature QHD displays.

Differences In 4K and UHD

4K and Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolutions can be a cause for confusion because both terms are often used interchangeably, when actually they are not the same. So we’ll need to do a little explaining of these, too.

True 4K displays are used in professional production and digital cinemas and feature 4,096×2,160 pixels. UHD is different because it is a consumer display and broadcast standard with a resolution four times that of a Full 1080p HD resolution: 3,840×2,160 pixels. The difference comes down slightly different aspect ratios between digital cinema and home displays. UHD is another 16:9 aspect ratio standard, which means screens are backward compatible with Full HD content.

Both 4K and UHD definitions could be shortened to 2,160p, to match HD standards that have preceded them, but this would make things even more confusing because while the pixel difference is relatively marginal, they are still different. Some brands prefer to stick to just UHD moniker when marketing their latest TV to avoid confusion, but for the ease of marketing it has meant that the two terms continue to be used interchangeably.

What Do 8K TVs Have ?

 

8K actually seems to be made of two components of 4K quality but there is something to look upon. While display panels had been shown earlier, Sharp showed off the first actual 8K TV at CES 2013, with an impressive 85-inch model. Of course, this TV wouldn’t be available for purchase that year (or years later), which is often par for the course at CES, especially with cutting-edge technology.

In following years, other companies began to show their own 8K TV prototypes, even as content providers were struggling to keep up with 4K. This too eventually changed, with Japanese broadcaster NHK kicking off the first 8K satellite broadcasts in 2016. Later that year, part of the 2016 Rio Olympics were shot and broadcast in 8K by NHK, though viewers could only watch them in that resolution at special theaters.

The explanation that 8K is an Ultra High Definition video format with four times the resolution of 4K should be easy to understand, but it immediately brings up a second and very obvious question: do we actually need 8K?

How Much Will It Cost ?

Talking about the cost, Samsung has yet to announce any kind of official pricing for its first commercially available 8K TV. But expect it to cost a pretty penny: Its top-of-the-line Q9-series QLED 4K ultra-HD TVs start at $3,300, and that’s for 65 inches. The 75-inch model of that TV costs about $5,300. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Samsung’s first-edition 8K TVs cost significantly more than that. That way overpriced as experts recommends that there is no need to buy them if you are pretty much content with 4K qualities!.

SOURCES – Medium

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