Samsung has a few new UHD 4k televisions dropping this summer, including a new curved 4k television that promises to make both technologies a little more affordable.
The HU7250 series is the new curved UHD 4k television model. In addition to 4k quality, there’s Samsung’s own dimming and upscaling technology, which improves color contrast and image quality of sub-4k content, respectively. There’s also Quad Screen multi-link, which, thanks to Samsung’s Smart TV interface, splits the television into four screens that can be used for watching live TV and browsing the web simultaneously. When it hits stores in August, the HU7250 series will be available in 55″ and 65″ models for $2,200 and $3,300, respectively.
There are also two new flat-screen UHD televisions—the HU8550 and HU6950. The HU8550 series isn’t actually new, but it is getting a new size. This series is Samsung’s flagship flat-screen UHD line, and has the same technology that you’ll find in the curved UHD televisions. Starting this month, the HU8550 series will be available in an 85″ model for $10,000.
The HU6950 series is a slight downgrade in hardware from the flagship line, but will still have 4k resolution, upscaling, dimming, and a quad-core processor powering the Smart TV interface. Quad Screen Multi-link will also come over to this line, so it’s not a huge step down from what you’re getting with the top-of-the-line televisions. The HU6950 series will arrive this month in 40″, 50″, and 55″ models for $1,000, $1,500, and $2,000, respectively.
All of the above televisions will also work with Samsung’s evolution kits, swappable hardware for the televisions that can keep televisions current with the latest standards and technologies. Currently, the kits in these televisions are compatible with HEVC, HDMI 2.0, MHL 3.0, and HDCP 2.2.