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Samsung is going all-in when it comes to UHD TVs. The company just announced numerous new models that include both flat and curved screens.
Today, Samsung debuted two new series of UHD TVs, each available in multiple sizes, plus an addition to the existing HU8550 series, for a total of six new TVs. Samsung significantly expanded its flat—as opposed to curved—UHD TV selection, adding four new models to its lineup. Additionally, the company introduced two new curved models.
The HU8550 series includes five models ranging from 50 inches to 85 inches. Notably, the 85-incher will cost $9999 at its debut. According to Samsung, the 85-inch model will be available late June for $9,999.99. The rest of the series is already available in various screen sizes, including 50” for $2,499.99, 55” for $2,999.99, 60” for $3,499, 65” for $3,999.99, and 75” for $5,999.99.
The HU7250 series adds two new curved-screen UHD TVs to Samsung's lineup. The company says they will be available this August with a 55” model priced at $2,199.99 and a 65” for $3,299.99.
The HU6950 series brings smaller sizes and lower prices to Samsung's UHD TV lineup. Three new flat screen models include a 40” model for $999.99, a 50” for $1,499.99, and a 55” for $1,999.99. Samsung says all three models will be available in late June 2014.
All of Samsung's new models share core features including UHD dimming, UHD Upscaling, online connectivity via Samsung's Smart Hub, and a Quad Screen Multi-link feature allowing consumers to divide a screen into four panels, each with its own content. The HU8550 series includes Precision Black local dimming, for deeper blacks and better contrast.
It's clear that Samsung is committed to UHD TV. What is interesting is the addition of eight new flat screen UHD TVs. With such a broad lineup of both curved and flat models for sale, the question of whether consumers prefer curved or flat screens will be answered soon enough. Also, the inclusion of a 85-inch premium UHD TV is for under ten grand is a good indication that the cost of entry into the world of UHD/4K is dropping, even when it comes to premium models.