Now that 4K TVs are dirt cheap, it's apparently time for the .
Samsung is unveiling the Q9S, which it calls the first 85-inch with artificial intelligence.
With a futuristic design that resembles previous "easel" style high-end Samsung TVs, the Q9S's claim to fame is more pixels than 4K TVs. Of course, more pixels doesn't necessarily mean a better picture, especially since 4K at normal seating distances already approaches the limits of human visual acuity.
More to the point, there's no 8K content available, which is where Samsung's AI comes in. Here's the claim:
"The Q9S incorporates AI technology to deliver clear and pristine 8K resolution for any type of content. Using a proprietary algorithm, the Q9S continuously learns from itself to intelligently upscale the resolution of the content it shows -- no matter the source of that content -- to gorgeous 8K."
Further details, including pricing and availability, were not immediately disclosed, but for reference Samsung priced its last 85-inch easel-style TV, thefrom 2014, at $40,000.
Update, Jan. 8: Added new photos from the show floor.
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