Michael Bay might have upstaged the new line of Samsung TVs when he walked off the stage during the company's press conference at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, but unlike the famous Hollywood director, there is no need to panic for the electronics manufacturer as the year looks very promising for the brand.
The world leader in TV technology makes the hardware and watching experience sexier with its line of new curved ultra high definition (UHD) TVs with enhanced features. Six new Samsung TVs will sport a curved architecture and will range between 55 inches and 110 inches. These products are expected to be rolled out during the first half of 2014 but the company has not disclosed price details.
"Following last year's strong introduction of Samsung UHD TV, in 2014 Samsung will drive industry growth through tremendous innovation in UHD picture quality, breakthrough design and consumer choice. The combination of our curved design and UHD picture quality creates the ultimate immersive entertainment experience for people passionate about entertainment. Samsung is well-positioned to meet UHD demand with our new roster of beautifully designed, feature-packed and future-ready Smart TVs," said Samsung Electronics vice president for visual display business Hyun Suk Kim in a statement.
Part of the 2014 line up is the largest Curved UHD TV that has a screen real estate of 105 inches. It features 21:9 aspect ratio used in movie theaters and boasts of 11 million pixels to make sure all HD, Full HD, and 4K content are life-like.
There will also be the U900 Series that will consist of Curved UHD TVs in varying screen sizes of 55 inches, 65 inches, and 78 inches. Just like their bigger sibling, these units promises an immersive viewing experience. Meanwhile, those who are looking for the same 4K experience on a flat screen will find a match on Samsungs U8500 series.
Samsung also showcased at CES 2014 a prototype of its 85-inch Bendable TV that can be adjusted by the user with a press of a button.
While some are skeptical that Samsung can sell these pricey TV sets, research firm DisplaySearch sees a rise on the sale of 4K TVs to 12.7 million in 2014 from 1.9 million last year with figures for the U.S. market jumping from 60,000 to 554,000 units in 2014.
"The U.S. economy isn't expected to be bad, while Europe will also turn for better this year. The overall TV industry will grow with new technology releases and a lot of upcoming sports events this year," Kim said in another interview.