Samsung Launches its First Curved OLED TV in Australia

September 02, 2013

Australia becomes one of first four markets globally to announce local availability of Samsung’s Curved OLED TV

SYDNEY, Australia – 29th August, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Australia today announced the availability and pricing of its first-ever Curved OLED TV in Australia and new models to its Ultra High-Definition (UHD) TV range including a 55-inch and 65-inch model. With limited stock on sale at select retail stores from today, the Samsung KN55S9C Curved OLED TV is an amazing leap forward in terms of picture quality and sharper colour contrast compared to Samsung’s LED TV, and represents a new way for Australians to immerse themselves in visual content.

Samsung’s Curved OLED TV range is engineered to captivate viewers through exceptional picture quality that is delivered through the latest in panel technology from Samsung and a picture experience almost impossible to deliver through flat panel televisions. The KN55S9C is also the first Samsung TV to feature MultiView capabilities and stereo sound, allowing two people to watch two different sources at the same time and on the same screen using Samsung Active glasses, which include an audio^.

“Australians will be among the first people in the world to experience Samsung’s Curved OLED TV technology, an innovation that represents a pivotal moment in our constant efforts to deliver an unmatched audio visual experience to our customers,” said Philip Newton, Vice President – Consumer Electronics, Samsung Electronics Australia. “Following the launch of Samsung’s new range of Smart TVs earlier this year, we’re once again very proud to lead the Australian market by offering the first Curved OLED TVs for sale in Australia today.”

Premium Picture Quality

Samsung’s Curved OLED TV produces bright, awe-inspiring imagery and delivers breathtaking picture quality for a cinematic viewing experience in the home. The TV’s image response times are much faster than Samsung LED TVs and render motion blur and crosstalk virtually unrecognisable to the viewer. The self-emitting RGB sub-pixels are laid directly on the colour display panel, negating the requirement for a colour filter. Without the need for backlighting, the Samsung Curved OLED TV displays pictures with deep natural blacks and at an extremely high contrast ratio when compared to other Samsung LED TVs.

Introducing Samsung MultiView to Australia

The Samsung OLED TV introduces users to advanced technology and features for a truly personalised and unique TV experience. With Samsung’s MultiView feature, introduced on a Samsung TV for the first time, the KN55S9C can display two separate viewing experiences simultaneously. Using MultiView and 3D Active glasses, people can watch two different sources of full-screen content, even in 3D, on the same display, with corresponding audio and controls^. Samsung’s 3D Active glasses come with built-in personal speakers that provide crisp, full stereo sound (two pairs included with purchase). While using MultiView, users can also switch between the two sources with the touch of a button and without changing glasses.

Samsung’s Curved OLED TV also incorporates Samsung Smart TV features like the Smart Hub interface*, which organises entertainment and content into five convenient panels: On TV, Movies and TV Shows, Social, Apps as well as Photos, Videos and Music. The built-in S Recommendation^^ feature helps customers discover content, TV shows and movies that reflect their viewing habits. All models will be Evolutionary TVs, which gives users the ability to easily update hardware and software by purchasing an additional Evolution Kit designed to plug into the rear of the panel#.

S- Recommendation with Natural Language and Australian R&D

Developed in partnership with Macquarie University, the curved KN55S9C OLED TV integrates the Voice Interaction (Natural Language)** functionality also available in the 2013 range of Samsung Smart TVs. This intuitive platform is a recommendation engine for TVs to help consumers navigate the overwhelming amount of content available and is designed to understand and respond to commands in the distinctive Australian vocabulary.

The Voice Interaction technology can understand a question and speak back to the viewer in an Australian accent with the content recommendations. Using Voice Interaction users can ask the TV for details about their favourite TV shows or movies.

Samsung’s S-Recommendation^^ gives consumers a unique way of discovering content based on their personal preferences. It analyses consumers’ past viewing habits over time to learn about their preferences so that it can recommend similar content.

Innovative Form and Design

The design of Samsung’s new Curved OLED TV creates a new and immersive experience for viewers when compared to flat panel screen. The elegantly crafted design is inspired by a ‘Timeless Arena’ in which the curved display is placed to emulate the curvature of an arena. The premium metallic frame adds style and sophistication to any setting for the TV. The ‘Timeless Arena’ design provides a floating canvas for OLED’s life-like colours and deep natural blacks. A single cable for almost all connections reduces clutter and completes the minimalistic design with a “clean back” finish.

New Additions to the UHD range

Samsung will also launch today two new additions to the F9000 UHD TV range, including a 55-inch and 65-inch model. These new additions to the Samsung UHD family take home entertainment to a different level by delivering an impressive picture quality with a vivid, crystal-clear picture.

The F9000 UHD TV utilises Samsung’s proprietary Quadmatic Picture Engine, a four-step process including signal analysis, noise minimisation, UHD up-scaling and detail enhancement to upscale HD or Full HD content. Both the TV and its software can be upgraded to be compatible with future standards by purchasing a separate Evolution Kit#.

With Samsung’s Precision Black Local Dimming technology, the F9000 UHD TV delivers amazing contrast and black levels by dimming LEDs in dark areas of the picture, making blacks darker without affecting brighter elements of the picture. It also features Micro Dimming Ultimate, which combines the use of a special algorithm and scanning technology for sharp images and outstanding contrast. The F9000 series comes with 3D technology as well as built-in Wi-Fi and an embedded camera for staying connected with friends. The TV’s fast quad-core processor enables true multitasking capabilities between content and apps for a premium Smart TV experience*.

The F9000 UHD TV comes with 2-way 2.2 channels which deliver a powerful 70-watt sound. This system provides a dynamic range of sounds for a commanding and outstanding experience to complement the UHD picture.

Pricing and Availability

The 55-inch KN55S9C Curved OLED TV will be available through select retail stores from today for an RRP of $10,999. Limited stock available. Please contact your local retailer for stock availability.

The F9000 UHD TV’s will be available to purchase from early September and have an RRP of $4,999 for the 55-inch model and an RRP of $6,999 for the 65-inch model. Limited stock available. Please contact your local retailer for stock availability.

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Specifications

Samsung KN55S9C Curved OLED TV Product Specifications:

Video
Screen Size 55-inches
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Dynamic
Contrast Ratio
Infinite
Brightness 150nits (100%)/600nits (4%)
Picture 3D-Effect, Film Mode, HDMI Black Level
Detail Resolution 50/60Hz
Response Time 4ms
Viewing Angle 120/60
Audio
Dolby MS10 /
MS11
Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital
DTS Premium
Sound
DTS Premium Sound 5.1
3D Sound Yes
Sound
Customizer
Yes
Sound Output
(RMS)
40W (10 x 2, woofer 20 x 1)
Wireless Connectivityy
Wi-Fi Built-in Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Featuress
Smart Hub Yes
Processor Quad Core
Apps Platform Smart TV with Apps, S-Recommendation and Full Web Browser
Camera Built-in (Pop-up-Style) Yes
Voice Interaction
(NLU)
Yes
AllShare™ Contents Sharing & Screen Mirroring
Smart View Dual View & Clone View
Smart Evolution
Ready
Yes
3D Yes
Sound Share Yes
MHL Yes
Bluetooth Yes
USB HID Support Yes

Inputs & Outputs
HDMI 4
USB 2.0 2
Ethernet 1
Component 1
Composite In
(AV)
2 (Shared with Component)
RF In
(Terrestrial / Cable
Input)
1
Digital Audio Out (Optical) 1
Audio Out Mini
Jack
1
IR out Yes
Dimensions
Set Size without Stand (mm) 1,418.1 x 777.7 x 135.6
Set Size with Stand (mm) 1,418.1 x 777.7 x 359.7
Package Size (mm) 1,563 x 290 x 1,006

Weight
Set Weight without Stand (kg) 27.2kg
Set Weight with Stand (kg) 30.9kg
Package Weight (kg) 43.4kg
System
TV Tuner* System DTV Tuner / Digital Cable Tuner / Analog Tuner
Accessories
3D Active Glasses 2 (SSG-5900CR) Included
IR Extender Cable Included
Remote Samsung Smart Touch Control (TM1390) (Included)


Samsung F9000 UHD TV Product Specifications:

Video
Screen Size 55-inch & 65-inch
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Mega Contrast
Brightness 600nits (TBD)
Picture WSS, 3D-Effect, Film Mode, HDMI Black Level
Detail Resolution 60Hz
Response Time 6ms
Viewing Angle 120/60
Audio
Dolby MS10 / MS11 Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse
DTS Premium Sound DTS Premium Audio
3D Sound Yes
Sound Customizer Yes
Sound Output (RMS) 70W (15W x 2 + 20W x 2)
Wireless Connectivity
Wi-Fi Built-in Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Features
Smart Hub Yes
Processor Quad Core
Apps Platform Smart TV with Apps, S-Recommendation and Full Web Browser
Camera Built-in (Pop-up-Style) Yes
Voice Interaction (NLU) Yes
AllShare™ Contents Sharing & Screen Mirroring
Smart View Dual View & Clone View
Smart Evolution Ready Yes
3D Yes
Sound Share Yes
MHL Yes
Bluetooth Yes
USB HID Support Yes

Inputs & Outputs
HDMI 4
USB 2.0 3
Ethernet 1
Component 1
Composite In (AV) 2 (1 Common Use for Component Y)
RF In (Terrestrial / Cable Input) 1
Digital Audio Out (Optical) 1
Audio Out Mini Jack 1
Dimensions
Set Size without Stand (mm) 1,245.6 x 38.6 x 717.8 (55-inch)
1,462.3 x 40.7 x 837.8 (65-inch)
Set Size with Stand (mm) 1,245.6 x 310.2 x 756.9 (55-inch)
1,462.3 x 330.3 x 874.7 (65-inch)
Package Size (mm) 1,462 x 185 x 820 (55-inch)
1,738 x 240 x 971 (65-inch)

System
TV Tuner* System DTV Tuner / Digital Cable Tuner / Analog Tuner

Accessories
3D Active Glasses 2 (SSG-5100GB) Included
IR Extender Cable Included
Remote Samsung Smart Touch Control (TM1390) (Included)

Weight
Set Weight without Stand (kg) 22.2 (55-inch)
32.1 (65-inch)
Set Weight with Stand (kg) 23.6 (55-inch)
34.2 (65-inch)
Package Weight (kg) 31.0 (55-inch)
43.4 (65-inch)


* Some features may require additional peripheral devices which are sold separately. Internet connection required. Data and subscription charges may apply.

** Performance may vary depending on the language spoken, local dialect, pronunciation, voice and surrounding environment, including ambient noise. Internet connection required. Data and subscription charges may apply. Smart Touch Control is required to use Voice Interaction.

^ Multi View enables viewers to watch two different sources simultaneously. Two free to air programs coming from the same source cannot be viewed simultaneously.

^^ S Recommendation is not available without expressed consent regarding the collection and use of personal information. S Recommendation requires internet access. Data and subscription charges may apply. Performance may vary depending on the service provider. Service requires RF signal and only works on Free to Air channels

# Smart Evolution Kit sold separately. Performance may vary depending on year of TV launch, model specifications, application availability and hardware limitations.

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