By Alexandra Burlacu | Nov 14, 2012 09:05 AM EST
Samsung announced on Monday, Nov. 12, that it will unveil an 85-inch Ultra High-Definition LED TV at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013.
Samsung is joining fierce rivals such as Sony, LG, and Toshiba, who have already announced similarly-sized 4K devices. The company is branding its new 85-inch Ultra High-Definition TV (UHDTV) as "the world's largest commercialized UHD LED TV," packing more than eight million pixels and "life-like picture quality."
Samsung also announced that it won 27 Consumer Electronics Show 2013 Innovations Awards. In the past four years, the company has won 117 CES awards.
"Samsung continues to create superior industry-leading products, content and services," said Y.K. Kim, Samsung Electronics America President and Chief Executive. "We are honored that CEA and the industry have recognized this commitment, and we look forward to demonstrating our latest product innovations at the 2013 International CES."
Samsung's award-winners include various products in the TV, mobile phone, tablet, home theater system, home appliance, server, software, and computer component categories. The company will display all of its award-winning products during the 2013 International CES, which will take place at the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, from Jan. 8 to 11. Most of the winning products will be first unveiled at Samsung's CES press conference scheduled for Monday, Jan. 7, at 2 p.m.
The 85-inch UHDTV has brought Samsung a Best of Innovation Award, as did the Samsung Smart TV Camera. The company did dive into specifics of the forthcoming TV set which will mark Samsung's first foray into the growing 85-inch 4K market. Monday's announcement comes more than two months after LG announced its 84-inch 4K 3-D display, which already went on sale in October in the U.S. for a nearly $20,000 price tag. Sony and Toshiba have announced 84-inch 4K models as well.
"Samsung's 85-inch UHD TV, the world's largest commercialized UHD LED TV, boasts life-like picture quality in ultra HD resolution with over 8 million pixels, four times the resolution of Full HD displays," reads the press release.
"Samsung's UHD TV uses an innovative enhanced dimming technology and a very high contrast ratio to deliver deep, real blacks and pure whites for greater detail and unmatched picture clarity. This new, cutting-edge TV also offers a powerful and dynamic range of sounds."
The company has not mentioned a price range or a release date for its new 85-inch Ultra HD TV, but judging by Samsung's recent history the gadget may not be available to consumers very soon. Samsung introduced its 55-inch Super OLED display at CES 2012, and the device still hasn't hit the market.
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