Samsung has launched its giant 110-inch Ultra HD 4K TV packed with 8 million resolution which comes with four times the resolution of a standard HD TV and the Washington Post reported that the TV is being sold for approximately $150,000 in South Korea.
Since OLED TVs are too costly, companies are moving towards adapting the Ultra HD TVs. But the current price point of this 110-inch TV seems still costlier than ever. Samsung will be showcasing this giant TV at the CES 2014 event at Las Vegas along with their 105-inch curved Ultra HD TV. Another Korean Electronics giant, LG is also set to reveal its 105-inch curved Ultra HD TV at the same event.
This TV will be built when ordered and it will start selling it in Middle East and China and later to other countries. Priced at 160 million won in South Korea, the Samsung 110S9 has got “strong interest” from VVIP global customers and the WP says that it already received 10 orders from Middle East.
Analysts expect a steep price fall in Ultra HD display segment, which could help the brands to adapt the technology as fast as it can. NPD DisplaySeach reports that the demand for the Ultra HD TVs will rise from 1.9 million in 2013 to around 12.7 million in 2014 and it could also go upto 30 million in 2017.
Last year, at CES 2013, Samsung has launched its 85-inch Ultra HD TV, which is being sold at $40,000 price range. But the current $150,000 price is just gone far away. We hope for a better pricing for these kind of TV, that could be possible, only when the competitor companies comes with their own large-screen Ultra HD units.
[Source: Samsung Tomorrow (Korean)]