Samsung Announces New 2018 Television Lineup
New QLED TV features Direct Full Array, Bixby and Ambient Mode for Incredible Picture Quality, Connectedness and Convenience
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO – March 7, 2018 – Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. today unveiled its 2018 television lineup at the company’s First Look event held at the American Stock Exchange in New York. At the event, Samsung highlighted details surrounding its flagship QLED TV models, as well as its expanded lineup of UHD, Premium UHD and Ultra-Large Screen TVs. The company also debuted many exciting new features, including incredible picture quality, smart capabilities and unique design elements. These features allow the TV to complement the home’s décor and deliver an immersive content viewing experience.
New to the Samsung 2018 QLED TV lineup are several features that are designed to meet consumers’ needs for better picture quality, convenience, connection and sharing. These include Direct Full Array, new smart functionality featuring Bixby and the redesigned One Invisible Connection feature. Further differentiating the unique design of Samsung QLED TV’s, the new lineup also features Ambient Mode, an innovative design solution that allows the TV to blend into the home environment.
Additionally, Samsung is reinforcing its commitment to ultra-large screen televisions by introducing several models across its lineup in sizes that are 75-inches and above to meet today’s consumer demands.
“Our 2018 lineup of televisions deliver intuitive innovation with inspired design that allow Canadians to immerse themselves in the content they want to experience,” said Pat Bugos, VP Sales and Marketing, Consumer Electronics, Samsung Canada.
Highlights of the 2018 lineup include:
Direct Full Array
Specific to the Q9F and Q8F QLED TVs, these sets will feature Direct Full Array (DFA) contrast technology. An impressive framework of precisely controlled LEDs delivers pristine contrast across all images displayed onscreen.
To complement the seamless look of the new TV lineup, Ambient Mode has been introduced to offer added value even when consumers are not watching TV. With a multitude of information available on the screen, including traffic, weather and news, Ambient Mode extends the television’s use to that of an information hub within the home. Users can also take a picture of their wall decor using the SmartThings app and apply it to their QLED TV, which matches with the interior décor to produce an elegant, seemingly transparent screen – no longer a plain, black screen when they are not watching TV.
One Invisible Connection
With several features designed to make the daily lives of consumers easier, the 2018 Samsung QLED TV lineup delivers value beyond that which TVs were once capable of providing. With its new One Invisible Connection feature, there will now be only one singular cord between the TV, external devices and your power connection, transmitting both data and power with a seamless look. This marks the first singular cable in the TV industry that can transmit AV high capacity data at the speed of light while also transmitting power. The cable is designed using Teflon, which is resistant to high heat and known for its durability. It is also equipped with an insulation system that breaks the electrical current if the cable is cut off, ensuring consumer peace of mind.
Smart TV, Featuring Bixby
Along with new picture quality and design enhancements, the 2018 lineup of Samsung Smart TVs has become even smarter. Wi-Fi connection and app setup time during the initial setup of the television has been drastically reduced with Effortless Login, making for a seamless setup experience. To further ensure ease of use, 2018 QLED TVs will feature Bixby, a Samsung intelligence platform that first launched on its mobile devices. The TV will understand spoken natural language1 and quickly search for content. Users will be able to sync their Galaxy smartphone to their TV for easier setup and access to functions including program guides, remote control and video sharing between screens.
Samsung 2018 TV Lineup Details
The 2018 Samsung TV lineup features more than 11 models across the QLED TV, Premium UHD, UHD and Ultra-Large Screen display range, available in a variety of sizes. Models in the 2018 lineup feature both flat and curved display options as follows:
- QLED TV: Models in the 2018 QLED TV lineup include – Q9F (65”, 75”, 88”), Q8F (55”, 65”, 75”, 82”), Q7C (55”, 65”), Q7F (55”, 65”, 75”) and Q6F (49”, 55”, 65”, 75”, 82”). The QLED TVs feature enhanced color and contrast, HDR10+ compatibility, Ambient Mode, Smart TV enhancements with Bixby Voice, One Remote Control and the One Invisible Connection. One Invisible Connection only can be used with Q7, and Q9 series
- Premium UHD: Models in the 2018 Premium UHD TV lineup include NU8500 and NU8000. The Premium UHD TVs include features such as dynamic crystal color, HDR10+ compatibility, clean cable solutions, and Smart TV enhancements with Bixby Voice and One Remote Control.
- UHD: Models in the 2018 UHD TV lineup include NU7100 (75/65/58/55/50/43/40") and NU7300(65/55"). These UHD TVs include features such as 4K UHD and HDR picture capabilities, clean cable solutions, slim design and Smart TV capabilities.
- Ultra-Large Screen TVs: Models including the Q6FN, NU8000, Q7F and Q9F are included in the ultra-large screen TV lineup, offering screen sizes that are 75-inch or larger. These models reflect consumer demand for larger screen televisions for a more impactful, immersive home viewing experience.
Samsung’s 2018 lineup of televisions will be available in stores on April 20, 2018. For more information on Samsung’s TV lineup, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
Samsung Electronics Canada inspires Canadians to reach their full potential through a transformative ecosystem of products and services that deliver innovation and distinct design to every aspect of their connected lives. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, virtual reality and wearable devices, tablets and digital appliances. In 2017, Samsung was ranked No. 6 in Interbrand’s "Best Global Brands" list. Dedicated to helping make a difference in the lives of Canadians, Samsung's award-winning Hope for Children corporate giving initiatives supports public education, sustainability and health-related issues in communities across the country. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
1 Bixby recognizes select languages; others to be supported. Using Bixby Voice may be limited under certain situations. Bixby Voice is designed to recognize certain US English accents and dialects. Some Bixby features may not be available depending on country, region, or language.