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Samsung TV upgrade kit to cost 'around AU$299'

Samsung's Evolution Kit for its smart TVs will be available in Australia from May.

Samsung's Evolution Kit for its smart TVs will be available in Australia from May.

The Evolution Kit being shown of at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. (Credit: Nic Healey/CNET)

Speaking at Wednesday's smart TV launch, Phil Newton, VP of Consumer Products, said that the Evolution Kit will cost "around AU$299".

He had previously told CNET Australia that the upgrade kits for the 2012 line-up will be available in May.

The Evolution Kit is a key strategy for Samsung's "Smart TV" range, allowing users to upgrade the hardware and image-processing software of their smart TVs.

When launched in 2012, the local price was initially mooted to be around AU$149. The kit features an A15 quad-core 1.35GHz processor that offers increased GPU speed and more memory.