CES 2014: Samsung debuts 105", UltraHD mega-TV
Michelle Clancy | 07-01-2014
As expected, at CES 2014 Samsung took the wraps of its 105" curved UltraHD TV, with a 21:9 aspect ratio with 11 million pixels for a 5,120×2,160 screen resolution with double the enhanced contrast ratio of a flat TV. It also can provide a 3D effect without glasses with the new Auto Depth Enhancer feature.
The company also showed its "bendable TV" concept, which allows viewers to switch between a curved and flat screen at the touch of a button.
Outlining his vision for the future of the consumer electronics industry, Boo-keun Yoon, co-CEO of Samsung Electronics, said four mega trends were shaping the technology demands of consumers: connectivity, urbanisation, aging and new environmental and societal risks.
"The connected home has to protect, be flexible, and be responsive" and "needs technology that will connect all the digital dots in the lives of consumers," he said. "Samsung is in a better position to deliver solutions for the connected home than anybody else, helped by our broad product range, integrated development and manufacturing, and our large global network of partners."
Samsung also announced partnerships with global media and content companies such as Amazon, Comcast, DIRECTV, M-GO and Netflix, to create a 4K ecosystem. It said that it is planning the "UHD video pack" service, in cooperation with Hollywood studios.
At the Korean giant's CES press event, movie director Michael Bat announced that he will exclusively release the first preview of his Transformers 4 movie on Samsung's UHD TVs.