Houston, the Samsung Q900 has landed. What is the Samsung Q900 you ask? Well, it is the company’s first 85″ 8K QLED UHD TV. Yes, 8K. We first reported on the Q900 when it was announced at IFA 2018 and the company said it would start shipping October of this year. Samsung has confirmed that the Q900 is available to order from their website for $15K.
“At Samsung, we’ve worked tirelessly over the years to move the industry forward when it comes to premium picture quality, and the introduction of the Q900FN with 8K AI Upscaling is an integral component as we look to the future of displays,” said Jongsuk Chu, Senior Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “We’re thrilled to introduce the Q900FN to consumers and are confident that they will experience nothing short of brilliance in color, clarity and sound from our new 8K-capable models.”
Samsung’s proprietary AI-powered 8K Upscaling technology enhances lower resolution content to 8K quality. Whether a viewer is watching content through a streaming service, set-top box, HDMI, USB or even mobile mirroring, the 8K Quantum Processor recognizes and upscales the content to appear in 8K quality. In addition, the Q900FN features Direct Full Array Elite for enhanced contrast and precise backlighting control, and as with all of our QLED models, it delivers 100% Color Volume so viewers can experience billions of shades of color for the purest color accuracy available to date.
You can pre-order the Samsung Q900 now and the company says shipping of pre-ordered units will commence October 28th so you’ll have this just in time for Christmas. Keep in mind, there is still little to no actual 8K content outside of Samsung demos but Samsung is betting that will change in the future. For now, $15K is the admission price to be an early adopter.
If you’re looking for 4K Samsung TV options instead, you might check out the excellent Samsung Q8C and the Samsung Q8F. Both TVs are great and 4K content is finally starting to become more accessible.