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Samsung’s massive 8K QLED to hit stores in October

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You’ve heard about 8K televisions for years, but even if you had a desire to buy one — given that 8K content is incredibly hard to find — you probably weren’t actually able to do so as sales haven’t yet started for most 8K models. 

Now, however, Samsung has an 8K TV that isn’t just for show. The 85-inch Q900FN, announced ahead of the IFA trade show in Berlin, has four times the pixels than your typical puny 4K TV, and it’ll arrive to U.S. stores this October. 

The QLED TV — not to be confused with OLED — offers 4,000 nit peak brightness and supports the new HDR10+ standard, which optimizes brightness levels so that content doesn’t appear darker than originally intended. 

Possibly the most important tech in the Q900FN (given you probably won’t be able to find decent amounts of 8K content anywhere) is its AI-powered 8K upscaling tech. When you feed lower resolution content to the TV, regardless of the source, the TV’s processor will intelligently upscale it to 8K. I haven’t been to test it, but if this is done well, it will make this TV a lot more desirable. 

Other specs of note include One Remote, which recognizes other devices connected to the TV, and One Invisible Connection, which is a fancy term for optical and power cable being rolled into a single cord. 

There’s no word on the price just yet. 

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