Samsung has announced that its curved OLED TVs will be available to buy in the UK from September 5.
Offering a curved OLED TV with a 55-inch display, the Samsung S9C Series OLED TV is already available in the US, but will be coming to the UK and Ireland next week.
“It’s great to be able to finally reveal Samsung’s Curved OLED TV for our UK & Irish customers, a ground-breaking step in picture technology everyone has been eagerly anticipating,” said Guy Kinnell, Head of TV and AV at Samsung UK and Ireland. “Samsung’s OLED represents an amazing statement in design, vibrant & energetic entertainment experiences, and has Samsung’s unique future-ready technology and Smart TV feature set.”
“The Samsung OLED S9C also incorporates our new Multi View technology enabling two people to watch different programming simultaneously on the same screen. The Samsung OLED experience will entice the senses – it’s like bringing home an IMAX theatre that you can enjoy every day.”
Samsung S9C Series Curved OLED TV Features
Coming complete with a 55-inch Full 1080p HD resolution screen, the Samsung S9C Curved OLED TV aims to offer an “immersive and spectacular viewing experience” for viewers.
Using the Samsung 3D Active glasses, viewers can watch two different programmes on the same screen, both in Full HD quality. This new Multi View function is also available for 3D content with audio and controls unique to each programme. The audio comes from the 3D Active glasses rather than the TV set.
The Samsung S9C Curved OLED also come with the newest Samsung Smart Hub interface and S Recommendation feature for suggested content based on the user’s viewing habits.
Samsung has also included its Evolution Kit technology, which allows users to easily update hardware and software within the Curved OLED, supposedly making it future proof.
With a minimalistic “Clean Back” finish and design, Samsung states the S9C offers users “absolute blacks at a contrast ratio never before seen on conventional TVs” all presented within a “floating canvas.”
Samsung S9C Series Curved OLED TV Price
Samsung hasn’t offered any UK pricing details for its 55-inch Curved OLED TV, but it is shippinf for $8,999.99 (£5793) in the US, so expect it to be pretty pricey. It will only be available from specialist retailers to be announced in due course.
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