Samsung officially launched its new flagship QLED UHD TV line this week. The line includes three series: Q7, Q8, and Q9. Samsung continues to offer a combination of flat and curved designs. All models use edge LED lighting (no full-array backlighting this year), and they support HDR10 and Wide Color Gamut, employing Samsung's newly enhanced quantum dot technology to improve light efficiency, stability, and viewing angle.
Here's a rundown of models and MSRP pricing:
55-inch Flat QN55Q7F, $2,799.99
65-inch Flat QN65Q7F, $3,999.99
75-inch Flat QN75Q7F, $5,999.99
55-inch Curved QN55Q7C, $2,999.99
65-inch Curved QN65Q7C, $4,299.99
55-inch Curved QN55Q8C, $3,499.99
65-inch Curved QN65Q8C, $4,799.99
75-inch Curved QN75Q8C, $6,799.99
65-inch Flat QN65Q9F, $5,999.99
75-inch Flat QN75Q9F, $9,999.99
88-inch Flat QN88Q9F, $19,999.99
Samsung Electronics America Inc. has showcased a new way to think about TV with its 2017 Home Entertainment product line. The company has announced availability of its premium flagship QLED televisions and revealed a new lifestyle TV, The Frame.
"Our 2017 lineup is ushering in a new era for television. This year, we are taking smart features, craftsmanship and creativity to new heights--all while delivering a premium experience and solving everyday consumer pain points in the process," said Dave Das, SVP Consumer Electronics Marketing for Samsung Electronics America. "With QLED TV, Samsung's advances in Quantum dot technology provide our best picture quality ever - all while truly enhancing the way you live. The Frame empowers you to think about TV in a new way, bringing art and entertainment into new parts of your home. This is how television transforms--and becomes an essential part of your lifestyle."
The latest QLED TVs were designed with the consumer in mind and focus on addressing three key consumer pain points through the solutions known as Q Picture, Q Smart and Q Style. Samsung collaborated with Yves Behar, a renowned Swiss designer, to create its latest lifestyle TV innovation, The Frame, to offer consumers an elegant masterpiece that seamlessly blends into the interior of any home.
The newly announced QLED TV takes Quantum dot technology to the next level with advancements in light efficiency, stability and a wider color spectrum. With new metal Quantum dots, the QLED TV addresses all the major aspects of picture quality, including viewing angle, color volume, brightness and bold contrast. The QLED TV can express accurate color and achieve 100 percent color volume - the highest on the market today, earning accreditation by Verband Deutscher Elektrotechnieker (VDE), one of Europe's largest technical-scientific associations.
In addition, the QLED TV's rich, deep black levels and bold contrast provide a consistent viewing experience regardless of a room's lighting. The QLED TV's advanced HDR 1500 functionality allows users to see every hidden detail as it was meant to be seen, with no loss or distortion of color.
Samsung's Smart Hub has been expanded to offer an even more intuitive and unified experience, directly via the QLED TV. The enhanced Samsung One Remote Control now supports more devices and offers voice control capabilities across more Smart TV features. Paired with the latest Smart View App - available on Android or iOS mobile devices - users will enjoy their personalized Smart Hub.
Additionally, Samsung's TV Plus service offers the easiest and fastest way to find, purchase and watch the latest 4K films and entertainment. We've placed all of our music partners within the music tile, and the user has a unified view of all their playlists and radio stations across services.
This year, Samsung introduced new design elements that can fit into any home - regardless of the interior aesthetics or setup. The all-new Invisible Connection cable helps manage unsightly cords and clutter with a refined, single cord system. Consumers can now design their space with a single optical cable that brings all devices together, reclaiming the living room space once occupied by set-top boxes and external devices.
Samsung has also introduced the No Gap Wall-mount which brings the TV flush against the wall, closer than ever before. For those who do not wish to mount their TV onto the wall, there is also a range of stylish Samsung TV stands. Designed like an easel, the Studio Stand is an ideal accompaniment for any artist-inspired living space, and with the Gravity Stand, the TV can be rotated easily and allows for optimal viewing at any angle.
Samsung's 2017 QLED TV lineup is available now starting at $2,799 at Samsung.com and at retailers nationwide.