KOREAN HARDWARE COBBLER Samsung has announced it will launch what it claims is the "world's first" 105in ultra-high definition (UHD) curved screen TV at CES 2014 in Las Vegas next month.
Good news for those that like them bent, as Samsung touts this ridiculously sized display as "the world's most curved" TV, giving it almost two times the image quality of standard flat-panel UHD sets when viewed from the side. The flashy bit of kit boasts an 11 million pixel (5120x2160) screen resolution with a 21:9 aspect ratio.
"The Samsung 105in Curved UHD TV adopts a new proprietary picture quality algorithm that delivers optimised colour and greater feeling of depth," Samsung bragged.
The 105-incher has also been built with Samsung's "Quadmatic Picture Engine" technology, which the Korean firm says delivers all content in UHD-level picture quality no matter what the source is.
"As the curved panel has been upgraded and TV circuit technology has been added, the combination of the upgraded curved panel with a greater picture quality engine provides the ultimate immersive experience," the company added.
As you'd expect from such an unobtainable bit of tech as this, Samsung hasn't yet released any news in terms of pricing or availability for the curved TV set. As is often the case with ostentatious devices of this category, it might be that the TV launches in South Korea sometime in 2014, but never reaches the foreign shores.
Nevertheless, it will be on display at CES from 7-10 January for those lucky enough to be attending. µ