10th Jan, 2013
CES 2013: Samsung Shows Off World’s Largest 110" 4K LED TV
Dwarfs its own 85" 4K model announced just two days ago.
It is a know thing that Samsung keeps pushing for bigger screens across all of its product segments. While this strategy may not be arguably the best approach with smartphones, it is certainly the way to go when it comes to televisions. The Korean electronics giant has just showed off at CES 2013, what it claims to be the world's largest 4K LED-backlit TV, sporting a colossal screen measuring 110" — the UN110S9. This comes after the company had announced the 85" UN85S9 at the trade fair, just two days ago, touted to be the world's largest 4K LED TV at that time.
Both these models sport panels with pixel dimensions of 3840x2160, which is also known as 4K or Ultra HD. They have a unique design with the display suspended within a metal frame to allow easy tilt adjustment. The S9 series features edge LED with dimming, although it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain uniform brightness with this technology as the screen size increases. They also contain Precision Black Pro technology that is said to support an extremely high contrast ratio while delivering better black levels. The integrated 2.2-channel surround sound speakers claim to deliver 120 W via left, right, centre, and two woofers. Being Smart TVs, they come with Smart Hub with support for social media apps. Some of the other notable features include a powerful quad-core 1.35 GHz A15 CPU to process the ultra-high definition imagery, especially when it comes to active 3D that the TV supports.
While 4K content is hardly available, manufacturers have started pushing 4K TVs with extra zeal since last year. This is similar to the trend of first pushing HD TVs, LED TVs, and of late, 3D TVs to the consumers. The strategy may work if the prices are kept in check, but it will fail if 4K content does not become available soon. However, we have a feeling that such content should be readily accessible soon because the consumer electronics space is largely driven by television manufacturers and surely, they are not bringing out products with cutting edge technology just for demonstration purposes.
Samsung plans to bring the 85" UN85S9 to the market in March, while the 110" UN110S9 will be available by the end of this year.