The promised Smart Evolution Kit for select Samsung 2012 TVs has finally been shown off in the US.
Back inthat a select number of its 2012 Smart TV range would be upgradable. The Smart Evolution Kit would be a system-on-a-chip upgrade for the TVs, enhancing the hardware and image processing capability simply by sliding the kit into the back of the TV.
Now our colleagues in the US have laid eyes on one of the kits, with Samsung telling them that it will be available "soon".
According to CNET US' David Katzmaier the upgrade comprises:
... an A15 quad-core 1.35GHz processor that offers a maximum 3.6 times increase in speed versus last year’s dual-core processor systems, according to the company. The speed bump, which also comes with increased GPU speed and more memory, should make web browsing and app use a good deal zippier.
The kit will also upgrade the user interface of the TV.
The Smart Evolution Kit will retail for between US$200-300, slightly above the. We've contacted Samsung locally regarding Australian pricing and availability, and we'll update as more information comes to hand.