Electronics titan has Samsung unveiled its latest 110-inch Ultra HD TV in South Korea. The new eight million pixels generation comes with four times higher resolution than a standard 1080p TV and will be available in China, the Middle East region and Europe.
The 110-inch Ultra HD TV measuring 2.6 metres by 1.8 metres is expected to appeal to high-end clientele, ranging from VIPs to luxury hotels. Samsung reveals that it has already received ten orders for the $150,000 model from Middle Eastern consumers.
Previously, the largest U-HD model made by Samsung was 85 inches. Its success proved that there is a market for larger TVs, regardless of the price.
The launch of the giant television set reflects global TV makers’ move toward ultra HD TVs, as manufacturing bigger TVs using OLED proved too costly.
In 2013, Samsung and rival LG Electronics – the world’s top two TV makers – advertised OLED as the future of television. However, both companies failed to make it a mainstream that would replace the LCD television sets, and are still struggling to mass produce larger and affordable TVs with OLED.
While the new TV is out of the reach of most consumers, Samsung has created a ripple that will surely turn into a wave of new mega-TVs.