Samsung 85-inch Ultra HD TV is US$40K

The monster Samsung 85-inch S9 goes on pre-order in the US at the end of March, but there's still no date for OLED.

The monster Samsung 85-inch S9 goes on pre-order in the US at the end of March, but there's still no date for OLED.

The S9 on display at CES 2013. (Credit: Nic Healey/CNET)

One of the darlings of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 was the Samsung S9, the iconic 85-inch Ultra HD TV that wowed the crowds in Las Vegas.

Back in mid January, Samsung released the pricing for the S9 in Korea, 40 million won, which we noted put it at around US$37,800 . Well, we were close — in an event in New York today, Samsung confirmed that the US pricing would be US$39,999, with pre-orders being taken via the Samsung site at the end of March.

It's extremely difficult to extrapolate any local pricing guidelines from this announcement, but we'd assume that Samsung would be placing a premium price on a premium product if and when the company decides to bring the S9 to Australia.

Absent at the US event was any firm mention of OLED TVs, with Joe Stinziano, executive vice president for Samsung Electronics America, only confirming to our CNET colleagues in the US that Samsung would have an OLED TV on the market "this year".

 

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