As expected, Korean electronics titan Samsung has unveiled a series of feature-filled smart televisions with voice controls, a 110-inch Ultra HD 4K set, and a powerful 55-inch OLED TV.
Samsung has been a major player in the Smart TV race, and last year’s Samsung CES conference was filled with TV models that helped build a connected home with tablets and smartphones. Now it’s upgrading those experiences with the latest tech like 4K TVs, which are incredibly expensive but deliver stunning visuals.
Samsung showed off a variety of new TV models, including a number of LCDs and plasmas. The highlight was easily the announcement of the 110-inch ultra HD TV, which sounds like a concept but it’s still crazy. There’s also the 85-inch ultra HD TV set (pictured above), which was shown onstage and looks similar to the Toshiba 4K TV set we saw last night.
Samsung also showed off its 55-inch OLED TV, which it showed last year at CES but never released it to the market.
It notes the following features as highlights on its latest TVs:
Samsung Smart Hub: Five intuitive panels help consumers manage and navigate different types of content, which are displayed as thumbnail images for the first time so it’s even easier to select and watch the content on the big screen. With a light hand gesture (flipping), you can discover five totally different experiences in Smart Hub, as if you have five new TV sets.
S-recommendation: Quickly and easily search for TV programs, premium video-on-demand, apps, social content and locally stored content on personal devices. The special recommendation engine also offers customized content recommendations for the most personal TV experience ever.
Advanced Smart Interaction: Use everyday language and casual gestures to find content or command and control the TV.
Content and device convergence with multiscreen features: Samsung’s Smart View allows you to move your content seamlessly between devices in real-time; AllShare connects the TV to compatible mobile devices and home appliances wirelessly and creates a smart center for media and whole-home automation. You also can mirror your TV content on compatible Samsung Galaxy tablets and phones.
Evolution Kit: Owners of flagship Samsung 2012 TVs will be able to update their TVs with the latest Smart TV features simply by slotting in this Evolution Kit without having to buy a new TV.
Check out the photos below for more from Samsung’s event today: