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Samsung will launch a 55in curved OLED 3D TV in the UK on 5 September

Retail price not announced yet, but will not come cheap
Tue Aug 27 2013, 16:32
On sale in Korea now

KOREAN HARDWARE FIRM Samsung has announced that its 55in SC9 curved television will be available in the UK on 5 September.

Samsung showed off the curved screen TV at an event in Seoul in June, revealing at the time that it would be made available to buy only in Korea for an amount equivalent to £8,500.

There's no word on how much the TV will cost when it does arrive in Blighty next week, but it's likely to be priced at just under £10,000, if the usual conversion rates are anything to go by.

The curved screen TV was unveiled at CES earlier this year. The design, Samsung said, "is inspired by a 'Timeless Arena'", where the display is placed within a frame whose curved shape mirrors the curvature of an arena.

"Because of this, the panel keeps the distance between the viewer and TV screen the same from almost any angle for a more lifelike viewing experience," Samsung said in its Samsung Tomorrow blog post.

"This technology is made possible through the rapid response time of the screen and exclusive 3D glasses with built-in earphones that deliver separate audio to each viewer."

Another feature that Samsung is touting is "multiview", which allows viewers to watch two different TV programmes simultaneously on the TV.

Samsung said its curved screen OLED TV is also compatible with its "Evolution Kit" so that it is future-proofed and can be updated to take advantage of features found on the firm's flagship Smart TVs and UHD TVs. µ


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