The world’s first QLED 8K TV has kept its date with India. Samsung’s new premium TV packs a staggering 33 million pixels.
The TV quickly morphs into a bezel-less TV frame and can display a whole range of content from a painting to the day’s weather. You also have the option to add your photos tweaked with a whole bunch of artistic tools to add a personal touch to your living spaces. Minimalism is the central theme in Samsung’s design approach for this new range of TVs. All your external devices converge into a One Connect Box that hooks up with your TV via an almost invisible translucent cable eliminating the clutter in your drawing room. A unique ‘no gap’ wall mount ensures this TV clings to your wall like a painting.
The feature that really impressed us is the Samsung QLED 8K TV’s AI upscaling technology. Driven by machine learning, the TV automatically upscales all videos and sound to 8K irrespective of the original source or format. This includes videos of your family holiday shot on your smartphone or Content from YouTube or Netflix. It ensures you’re always watching 8K Content on this TV. (The QLED 8K TV range starts at Rs 10,99,900 for the 75-inch/189cm variant)
The camera set up includes a 13MP rear cam (f/2.2 lens) and a 5MP selfie cam. The phone offers support for Micro SD cards (up to 400GB) and features a robust 3,000 mAh battery under the hood. But more than the hardware spec sheet it’s the seamless integration with Google services that is one of the device’s strengths. Google Lens and Google Assistant (there’s a dedicated button) work effortlessly. The device also offers Digital Wellbeing features that incorporate App Timers and an improved Do Not Disturb option. The imaging experience is AI-powered on both cameras, that include a handy low-light fusion mode for lowlight scenarios. Nokia is all set to launch Xpress-on covers that will allow you to accessorise this device. (The Nokia 2.2 starts at Rs 7,699 for the 2GB/16 GB version. There’s a limited period offer until June 30 where you can buy this device for Rs 6,999)