Samsung UHD TV South African launch window

Samsung’s next-generation ultra-large screen TV, the UHD TV 85S9, is set to become available in South Africa during May 2013 according to the Korean electronics giant.

The company first unveiled the TV, along with its much larger 110-inch sibling, at CES 2013 in January, and announced that it would go on sale in the US in March 2013.

The Samsung 85S9 features a 3,840 × 2,160 resolution display and includes Samsung’s proprietary up-scaling engine which it says can convert 720p or Full HD content to UHD-level picture quality “by restoring detail information to create greater precision for real-life picture quality.”

Samsung said that it is addressing the current conflicting UHD content standards with the 85S9 through its Evolution Kits. The Evolution Kit will update the TV to meet the latest standards and features, Samsung said.

Rounding off the 85S9, are 120-watt array speakers built into the frame of the television.

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