Mar 14, 2018

Samsung's 2018 QLED TV Lineup with Bixby Assistant Unveiled

Samsung has unveiled its flagship QLED TV lineup for this year armed with SmartThings: smart home platform, and Bixby: AI digital assistant. TVs are expected to hit the shelves within a few weeks. Unfortunately, no pricing details have been revealed so far.

Samsung has taken the veil off its new lineup of QLED TVs, which will be released in 2018. In keeping with the modern time, all the TVs are no doubt sleek, but they are also armed with some improved and differentiating features, ensuring enhanced TV viewing experience.

One of the most prominent features is the SmartThings platform that combines the samely named cloud solution and Bixby, Samsung's Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistant.

While installing separate apps for the cloud service and controlling the TV is a cumbersome process the SmartThings platform is a convenient way of connecting and controlling all the device through one single cloud. Just by a click on the mobile app, the new QLED TV can be connected to other devices easily.

Moreover, Bixby, just like in the Samsung smartphones, will help to perform entertainment functions such as switching channels, changing modes, and increasing/decreasing volume. Also one can search programs with the help of Bixby.

Samsung also debuted Ambient Mode with these QLED TVs. It will allow the TV to blend with the surroundings similar to the shadow effect which imitates the design of the wall on which the TV is mounted. In addition, Ambient Mode will allow using the screen of the TV in off-mode for various purposes such as for showing date, weather, and temperature notifications or using as a display for a slideshow of the family photos.

Interestingly, Ambient Mode won't let the TV to exhibit any burn-in issue which means there won't be any image retention even after the use of the TV for a long period of time.

The QLED TVs are available in four variants with curved and flat screen models. Regarding the size, the TVs will come as stated here - Q9F (Flat screen: 65-inch, 75-inch, and 88-inch), Q8F (Flat screen: 55-inch, 65-inch, and 75-inch), Q7C (Curved screen: 55-inch and 65-inch), Q7F (Flat Screen: 55-inch, 65-inch, and 75-inch) and Q6F (Flat screen: 49-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, 75-inch, and 82-inch).

While all the four models feature HDR 10+ technology the Q9F additionally comes with Q HDR EliteMax, ensuring the best HDR experience against other models. Apart from that, the Q9F and Q8F are armed with Direct Full Array (DFA) technology for deeper black and greater contrast.

The South Korean conglomerate has been keeping the pricing details close it its vault. Hopefully, the details in this regard will come out very soon as the entire Samsung QLED TV lineup, and will be launched within a few weeks of time in different markets.