If you thought the barrage of new 4K powered TVs were impressive at CES 2014 from the likes of Sony, LG and Samsung, you have not seen anything yet. One TV that has perhaps slipped under the radar is another of Samsung’s prototypes – this time a whopping 98-inch Samsung 8K TV that is going to make your mouth drool.
It could also make you cry once we find out potential pricing for 8K televisions, considering some 4K TVs cost well over $50,000 to buy at the moment.
The reality is though, that we are probably two years away from any 8K television from Samsung making it to retail shops for purchase. At CES 2014 though at least we were able to get a glimpse of the future – specifically a TV set that is going to pack an unprecedented resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 pixels.
Samsung are calling their 8K quality, QUHD or Quad Ultra HD meaning that we now are entering the era of 4K, UHD and QUHD televisions compared to days of LCD, LED and OLED in the past. To give you a taster of what is coming, we have included two video clips direct from the CES 2014 show floor.
Samsung were obviously not ready to show this off properly on stage, but it’s nice to at least though that this is the next beast in the pipeline. Again though, what price can we expect to see at market?
We would all love to be able to play PS4 or Xbox One games on one of these QUHD 8K Samsung TVs, but the price point is probably going to mean that 99% of consumers will miss out on these.
We can all dream though. Give us your reaction to the unveiling of Samsung’s 8K behemoth – would you consider a purchase if the price is right?