Samsung has opened pre-orders for its new range of ultra high definition (UHD) televisions, offering customers who order one before the launch in May 2015 a free Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge.
The line of TVs, dubbed “SUHD”, were unveiled at CES in Las Vegas in January, with three designs in nine sizes announced.
Don’t let the name fool you, “SUHD” does not mean the TVs are higher resolution than other UHD TVs. Samsung’s SUHD TVs are all 4K displays that run at resolutions of 3840×2160.
Of the different designs and sizes announced, two models are available for pre-order in South Africa. Samsung Experience Stores confirmed the following prices:
- Pre-ordering the 55″ SUHD TV — which includes a Samsung Galaxy S6 — will set you back R44,999.
- A 65″ SUHD TV with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will cost R69,999.
Among the new features of the TVs is the “SUHD re-mastering engine”, which automatically analyses the brightness of images to minimise power consumption.
Combined with nano-crystal semiconductors that transmit different colours of light depending on their size, Samsung said its SUHD TVs are able to produce the highest colour purity and light efficiency available today.
Samsung also said its SUHD TVs will run on its new Tizen-based platform, which promises a number of features.
These include a more responsive user interface and quick connect which automatically recognises Samsung smartphones once paired via BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) technology.
Samsung South Africa’s pre-order deals are set to run from 22 April until 17 May 2015.