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Konka QLED, OLED & LED TVs Announced - CES 2020

Get ready to add Konka to your TV vocabulary. The Chinese company is coming to North America with a full array of TV products covering everything from entry-level LED, high-end QLED LED and also OLED offerings.

Here's the full press release:

KONKA DEBUTS LED TV, QLED TV AND OLED TV AT CES 2020

Wide Range of Advanced Display Technology Showcased by Konka at CES 2020,
Including Micro LED, Mini LED TV, OLED TV, QLED TV and LED TV

Las Vegas, Nevada – January 4, 2020 – Konka North America, LLC, a subsidiary of the Konka Group (a leading digital home entertainment manufacturer and one of the top five TV brands in China), today announced its new TV line-up for Spring 2020 in North America. Leveraging 35 years of engineering and manufacturing experience, Konka is hitting the market with a trifecta of advanced display technologies which will be on display in the Konka Booth (#10053, Front of Central Hall Near the C2 Doors). First to hit the market will be three new series of LED TV and QLED TV, designed with advanced image technologies and clear advantages to provide consumers with an unmatched combination of quality and value. Closely behind these amazing series will be Konka’s new OLED TV with flagship picture quality and unique cosmetic design. Konka is now poised to become one of North America’s most popular high-value, high-performance home entertainment brands.

“We are very excited to launch three key display technologies, all offering unique consumer advantages and high value.” said Scott Ramirez, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Konka North America, LLC. “In keeping with Konka’s mission to provide the best possible combination of quality, technology and value, Konka is providing an incredible line-up of smart TV products that are also a smart choice for both retailers and consumers.”

Even if the screen size is small, Konka makes sure the experience is big. The H3 Series includes DynaBright™ dynamic dimming for enhanced dynamic contrast and AccuMotion™ 120 for crystal clear images even with fast motion video. Konka also incorporates Android TV for incredible Smart TV and Smart Home Connectivity and even includes a Free Voice Control Remote! Plus, the H3 Series includes a full range of connectivity options including 3 HDMI Inputs (HDMI CEC and ARC) and the stylish new ZeroBezel™ Design that will complement any home décor. The H3 Series will be available in 32” HD (MSRP $199.99) and 40” FHD (MSRP $299.99) Screen Sizes.

At its core is the advanced XC3™ UHD Engine that includes CrystalView™ Clarity Enhancer, DeepBlack™ Contrast Enhancer and PurePalette™ Color Enhancer for picture quality that is unmistakably a step above. To further enhance the picture quality, Konka has also incorporated the HiBright™ Pro Backlight for a 25% brighter picture and ColorWave™ Wide Color Gamut for deeper, more lifelike colors. The U5 Series also includes DynaBright™, AccuMotion™ 120, Android TV with the Free Voice Control Remote, and 4 HDMI 2.0 Inputs with HDCP 2.2.

This amazing technology package should make the U5 Series the most compelling buy in its class. The U5 Series will be available in 43” (MSRP $399.99), 50” (MSRP $499.99), 55” (MSRP $599.99), 65” (MSRP $999.99) and 75” (MSRP $1,499.99) UHD Screen Sizes.

Q7 Series – QLED TV with Quantum Dot Technology and Android TV

The Q7 Series starts with all the great features of the U5 Series, including the advanced XC3™ UHD Engine and Android TV. To take things to the next level, the Q7 Series adds ColorWave™ Pro Wide Color Gamut with Quantum Dot Technology for 25% more color. Konka then packages all of that technology in the enhanced ZeroBezel™ Pro Design, so the TV looks amazing when on or off. The Q7 Series will be available in 50” (MSRP $699.99), 55” (MSRP $799.99), 65” (MSRP $1,199.99) and 75” (MSRP $1,999.99) UHD Screen Sizes.


X11 Series - OLED TV

Following these exciting series to market, will be Konka’s new OLED TV. Utilizing a HiBright™ Ultra OLED Panel with ColorWave™ Ultra Wide Color Gamut, X11 Series from Konka provides pure blacks and bright specular highlights for stunning no compromises picture quality. To make X11 Series stand out even more, Konka utilizes the ZeroBezel™ Ultra Design with Built-in Sound Bar and dbx TV Sound for picture, sound and design that will definitely turn heads. The X11 Series will be available in 55” and 65” UHD screen sizes.

Displaying the Future of TV, Today

As a technology leader, Konka is investing in the future of television. On display in Konka Booth at CES 2020 are 236” 8K and 118” 4K Micro LED Walls, made possible by Konka’s recent Joint Venture in research and development of Micro LED. Also on display will be Konka’s advanced 88” 8K OLED, 75” 8K LED TV and 8K Chassis with Built-in 5G, demonstrating Konka’s investment in emerging platforms and ensuring that Konka is ready for each and every step in the evolution of display technology. With virtually every new display technology, Konka is the one to watch!

Konka – A Global CE Powerhouse

With 35 years of experience as a prime manufacturer, developing, designing, and engineering quality products and over 5,000 TV patents, Konka sells products in over 100 countries worldwide, specifically tailoring its products for each market. Named one of the “Top 10 most valuable brands in China,” Konka’s extensive product range includes Television, Audio, Smart Home, Appliances and Mobile. As part of its overall growth plan, Konka has significantly increased investment in several key technology areas including AIoT (combining AI with Home Control), 5G and Semiconductor (including a new 8K SoC).

About Konka Group Co., Ltd.

Konka Group is a leading Chinese electronics manufacturer focused on creating high performance, high value digital home entertainment products. Key product categories include televisions, appliances, AIOT, mobile and wireless communications. Established in 1980, publicly traded Konka Group Co Ltd (Shenzhen Stock Exchange) is China’s first Sino-foreign joint consumer electronics enterprise. For the past 35 years, Konka has engineered and manufactured quality products, and since 1999 has been ranked among China's top 100 best companies. With total assets of $9.3 billion, Konka has more than 50 subsidiaries, hundreds of sales offices and more than 3,000 service outlets in more than 100 countries and regions. The “KONKA” brand is now valued at more than $15.1 billion.

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Get ready to add Konka to your TV vocabulary. The Chinese company is coming to North America with a full array of TV products covering everything from entry-level LED, high-end QLED LED and also OLED offerings.

Here's the full press release:

KONKA DEBUTS LED TV, QLED TV AND OLED TV AT CES 2020

Wide Range of Advanced Display Technology Showcased by Konka at CES 2020,
Including Micro LED, Mini LED TV, OLED TV, QLED TV and LED TV

Las Vegas, Nevada – January 4, 2020 – Konka North America, LLC, a subsidiary of the Konka Group (a leading digital home entertainment manufacturer and one of the top five TV brands in China), today announced its new TV line-up for Spring 2020 in North America. Leveraging 35 years of engineering and manufacturing experience, Konka is hitting the market with a trifecta of advanced display technologies which will be on display in the Konka Booth (#10053, Front of Central Hall Near the C2 Doors). First to hit the market will be three new series of LED TV and QLED TV, designed with advanced image technologies and clear advantages to provide consumers with an unmatched combination of quality and value. Closely behind these amazing series will be Konka’s new OLED TV with flagship picture quality and unique cosmetic design. Konka is now poised to become one of North America’s most popular high-value, high-performance home entertainment brands.

“We are very excited to launch three key display technologies, all offering unique consumer advantages and high value.” said Scott Ramirez, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Konka North America, LLC. “In keeping with Konka’s mission to provide the best possible combination of quality, technology and value, Konka is providing an incredible line-up of smart TV products that are also a smart choice for both retailers and consumers.”

Even if the screen size is small, Konka makes sure the experience is big. The H3 Series includes DynaBright™ dynamic dimming for enhanced dynamic contrast and AccuMotion™ 120 for crystal clear images even with fast motion video. Konka also incorporates Android TV for incredible Smart TV and Smart Home Connectivity and even includes a Free Voice Control Remote! Plus, the H3 Series includes a full range of connectivity options including 3 HDMI Inputs (HDMI CEC and ARC) and the stylish new ZeroBezel™ Design that will complement any home décor. The H3 Series will be available in 32” HD (MSRP $199.99) and 40” FHD (MSRP $299.99) Screen Sizes.

At its core is the advanced XC3™ UHD Engine that includes CrystalView™ Clarity Enhancer, DeepBlack™ Contrast Enhancer and PurePalette™ Color Enhancer for picture quality that is unmistakably a step above. To further enhance the picture quality, Konka has also incorporated the HiBright™ Pro Backlight for a 25% brighter picture and ColorWave™ Wide Color Gamut for deeper, more lifelike colors. The U5 Series also includes DynaBright™, AccuMotion™ 120, Android TV with the Free Voice Control Remote, and 4 HDMI 2.0 Inputs with HDCP 2.2.

This amazing technology package should make the U5 Series the most compelling buy in its class. The U5 Series will be available in 43” (MSRP $399.99), 50” (MSRP $499.99), 55” (MSRP $599.99), 65” (MSRP $999.99) and 75” (MSRP $1,499.99) UHD Screen Sizes.

Q7 Series – QLED TV with Quantum Dot Technology and Android TV

The Q7 Series starts with all the great features of the U5 Series, including the advanced XC3™ UHD Engine and Android TV. To take things to the next level, the Q7 Series adds ColorWave™ Pro Wide Color Gamut with Quantum Dot Technology for 25% more color. Konka then packages all of that technology in the enhanced ZeroBezel™ Pro Design, so the TV looks amazing when on or off. The Q7 Series will be available in 50” (MSRP $699.99), 55” (MSRP $799.99), 65” (MSRP $1,199.99) and 75” (MSRP $1,999.99) UHD Screen Sizes.


X11 Series - OLED TV

Following these exciting series to market, will be Konka’s new OLED TV. Utilizing a HiBright™ Ultra OLED Panel with ColorWave™ Ultra Wide Color Gamut, X11 Series from Konka provides pure blacks and bright specular highlights for stunning no compromises picture quality. To make X11 Series stand out even more, Konka utilizes the ZeroBezel™ Ultra Design with Built-in Sound Bar and dbx TV Sound for picture, sound and design that will definitely turn heads. The X11 Series will be available in 55” and 65” UHD screen sizes.

Displaying the Future of TV, Today

As a technology leader, Konka is investing in the future of television. On display in Konka Booth at CES 2020 are 236” 8K and 118” 4K Micro LED Walls, made possible by Konka’s recent Joint Venture in research and development of Micro LED. Also on display will be Konka’s advanced 88” 8K OLED, 75” 8K LED TV and 8K Chassis with Built-in 5G, demonstrating Konka’s investment in emerging platforms and ensuring that Konka is ready for each and every step in the evolution of display technology. With virtually every new display technology, Konka is the one to watch!

Konka – A Global CE Powerhouse

With 35 years of experience as a prime manufacturer, developing, designing, and engineering quality products and over 5,000 TV patents, Konka sells products in over 100 countries worldwide, specifically tailoring its products for each market. Named one of the “Top 10 most valuable brands in China,” Konka’s extensive product range includes Television, Audio, Smart Home, Appliances and Mobile. As part of its overall growth plan, Konka has significantly increased investment in several key technology areas including AIoT (combining AI with Home Control), 5G and Semiconductor (including a new 8K SoC).

About Konka Group Co., Ltd.

Konka Group is a leading Chinese electronics manufacturer focused on creating high performance, high value digital home entertainment products. Key product categories include televisions, appliances, AIOT, mobile and wireless communications. Established in 1980, publicly traded Konka Group Co Ltd (Shenzhen Stock Exchange) is China’s first Sino-foreign joint consumer electronics enterprise. For the past 35 years, Konka has engineered and manufactured quality products, and since 1999 has been ranked among China's top 100 best companies. With total assets of $9.3 billion, Konka has more than 50 subsidiaries, hundreds of sales offices and more than 3,000 service outlets in more than 100 countries and regions. The “KONKA” brand is now valued at more than $15.1 billion.

Are they using LG panels for Oled or are they using their own? I know the Chinese are working on their own panels, not quite sure when they will be ready.
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QLED maybe, OLED only if proven....

I've just seen the U.K. review for the first HiSense OLED TV. The review did not impress and it's only priced 100pounds cheaper than the equivalent LG, so why would anyone take a chance?
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I've just seen the U.K. review for the first HiSense OLED TV. The review did not impress and it's only priced 100pounds cheaper than the equivalent LG, so why would anyone take a chance?
Yea! I noticed they were quite proud of all their prices until they got to the OLED section - then nothing.

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Price wars are good. Too bad Konka is not going right into the 85" size at the higher end like Skyworth as this is the size many enthusiasts are now looking for including myself. Everyone knew eventually China would flood the TV market and undercut prices to force Samsung and Sony to the high end or simply out of the TV manufacturing business, much like Japan did to the US in the 1980s. Maybe not a good thing for long run progression of technology, but for 2020, this is getting interesting. Do not be shocked to see prices collapse even from the current extreme lows of now.
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Price wars are good. Too bad Konka is not going right into the 85" size at the higher end like Skyworth as this is the size many enthusiasts are now looking for including myself. Everyone knew eventually China would flood the TV market and undercut prices to force Samsung and Sony to the high end or simply out of the TV manufacturing business, much like Japan did to the US in the 1980s. Maybe not a good thing for long run progression of technology, but for 2020, this is getting interesting. Do not be shocked to see prices collapse even from the current extreme lows of now.
This is the year that the new reality really became apparent at CES. Konka is still considering exactly what to bring to U.S. market... this TV here shows how disruptive it could be...



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Never ends heard of this brand before , but look forward to them and hope they sell cheaper stuff of high quality.


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I've just seen the U.K. review for the first HiSense OLED TV. The review did not impress and it's only priced 100pounds cheaper than the equivalent LG, so why would anyone take a chance?
In the oled world, the more competition the better but Konka, Hisense etc, need to differentiate themselves by pricing if they want to compete, otherwise yea why would anyone take a chance? Hopefully it brings down the overall pricing even more in the near future.

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Konka...my old buddy!!

Konka was selling HD TV's in the US market maybe 20 years ago? They were going to be big in the US, I think with HD tube sets if I'm not mistaken, but that's when HD TV's really started going all over the place from different types of rear projection, tube sets, flat screens a little later and the types of TV's available were rapidly changing.

If either Vizio or Konka come out with a 77" OLED with 3D I'm all in immediately. This is more in the wishful thinking category, I understand, but this news is as good as it gets for electronic consumers....particularly for the OLED market.

This will be a fun one to watch.
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TV price wars rarely give you a better product, TV's are not overly profitable to start with. Not all Chinese TV companies will survive the U.S. market the TV market already a glut of choices here.
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Also, ask Pioneer and Panasonic how having the best TV works out!

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Also, ask Pioneer and Panasonic how having the best TV works out!
True. For the average person who just needs a TV you can find a decent one display at Target not overly expensive and in your car and on your way home in 15 min or less.

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Thief have a 10,000 zone fald that seems to have completely slipped under the radar! I don’t think many know about this and this should be talked about! Perhaps a dedicated thread?
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It is probably to early for such 10.000 zones miniLED product...to expensive at this point...is a prototype anyway.
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I’m interested in it’s performance.
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Konka was selling HD TV's in the US market maybe 20 years ago? They were going to be big in the US, I think with HD tube sets if I'm not mistaken, but that's when HD TV's really started going all over the place from different types of rear projection, tube sets, flat screens a little later and the types of TV's available were rapidly changing.

If either Vizio or Konka come out with a 77" OLED with 3D I'm all in immediately. This is more in the wishful thinking category, I understand, but this news is as good as it gets for electronic consumers....particularly for the OLED market.

This will be a fun one to watch.
I remember them selling 13" and 19" CRTs in the late 90's/early 2000's. They weren't too bad.

I don't remember seeing any HD sets, but it sure is possible!
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I happened to live in Boston at the time and Boston was the first city to have digital OTA broadcasts. My first digital (HDTV) set was a Unity Motion 32" CRT. The tuner was separate and as much as the TV! That's how I started on AVSForum...the Boston HDTV thread in 1999. At the time it was CRT's and rear projection HDTV's. That was it...and very expensive. The 32" Sony CRT HDTV was $6K. I remember I paid $2K for the TV and $1,200 for the tuner.

Now to the point. I remember the Konka's were available, I thought as large as 32" CRT's, and were much less expensive. Since I had a set I never got one but I remember they were much cheaper and got very good reviews. As I recall they were only available for a couple years in the US when, very quickly, rear projection and flat screens (plasma at the time) quickly made CRT's obsolete. In a few more years rear projection sets became obsolete as well.

Going even further back, in the late 1970's, my college buddy told me "in 20 years you'll be able to hang a TV on the wall". We laughed at him. To my defense, he was off by 5 years. Anyway, bottom line is Konka has been around for a long time and is a credible company. We'll see the pricing and see how they do in North America. I'm looking forward to it.
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Konka QLED, OLED & LED TVs Announced - CES 2020

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It's a Chinese brand that's new to the North American market.
If it’s reliable cheap And high quality will sell in a boatload like vizio did even when I thought it was a off brand I was just mis-informed .
This brand like a new Sony , Samsung competitor or something?

They should just call it 7.6k haha it’s not a full 8000 pixels . But yeah rounds up to 8k right??

Sad plasma was smashed , slayed but oled is lighter correct,? By how much 2/3?

Contrast and picture quality more important then keep on going up in resolution can’t they stick to 8k?
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