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Samsung's 55-inch OLED TV Launching This Spring

By - Source: Crave | B 33 comments

Slim, sexy, and scheduled for landing in just a few months' time.

We see a lot of beautiful gadgets at CES each year and this year Samsung's 55-inch OLED was at the top of our list. With its slim design and minimal bezel, it's hard not to see the beauty in a TV like this. Sadly, at the time, Samsung couldn't say when the device would be launching -- the company only said that it would go on sale in the second half of this year. Lucky for us, unlike some products that appear at CES only to never be seen again, the 'Super' OLED TV will soon make its way to the UK.

Crave cites word from Samsung directly in reporting that the 8mm thin television is on its way to the UK this spring. The TV is 3D-capable, and also boasts an integrated camera coupled with what Samsung is calling Smart Interaction Technology. This allows users to control their TV with voice and motion control as well as face recognition.

Pricing has yet to be announced. Still, considering we had originally heard the TV was scheduled to be launched in the second half of the year, we're happy enough just knowing it's coming sooner rather than later. Besides, the price would probably only depress us anyway.

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    jezus53 , February 15, 2012 1:11 AM
    smartyskirt1920 x 1080. If it were 4k it would beyond the reach of almost everybody in terms of price.Also I didn't realise that they had integrated cameras in tv's in the 80's that could detect body movement for tv operation - knob head.



    He's talking about the book 1984 smart one.
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    alchemy69 , February 15, 2012 12:08 AM
    This rumour has already been denied by Samsung.

    http://crave.cnet.co.uk/televisions/samsung-oled-tv-coming-second-half-of-2012-not-spring-50006947/
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    Anonymous , February 15, 2012 12:26 AM
    TV with camera?? 1984 is coming.
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    maxinexus , February 15, 2012 12:31 AM
    any data on resolution? 4k? 5k?
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    maxinexus , February 15, 2012 12:32 AM
    would love to upgrade my 30" dell monitor for 32" 4K version...that would be so sweet
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    sokangcraft , February 15, 2012 12:44 AM
    No way Samsung is going to market in 2012 with this Oled TV its not finished and way behind LG who and doing WOled that looks better and is easier to produce.
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    drwho1 , February 15, 2012 12:52 AM
    Still happy with my 42" inch plasma.
    When I do upgrade though, I want at least 70"-80" Screen at 4K resolution at similar cost of what I paid for my plasma a few years back.

    Not really care if is Oled, LCD or Plasma, but I'm certain that I will still not care about 3D.
    All I care are: better resolution (4K), better blacks, faster refresh rates and Network ready
    so I can hook that beauty to my NAS.

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    jezus53 , February 15, 2012 1:11 AM
    smartyskirt1920 x 1080. If it were 4k it would beyond the reach of almost everybody in terms of price.Also I didn't realise that they had integrated cameras in tv's in the 80's that could detect body movement for tv operation - knob head.



    He's talking about the book 1984 smart one.
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    Dacatak , February 15, 2012 1:11 AM
    I wonder how OLED image quality compares with Mitsubishi's LaserVue displays.
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    wiyosaya , February 15, 2012 1:31 AM
    Alchemy69This rumour has already been denied by Samsung.http://crave.cnet.co.uk/television [...] -50006947/

    Interesting that the rumor has been denied.

    Samsung has stated the price will be much less than $8,000 US and will be only slightly pricier than their best LCD sets.
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    alchemy69 , February 15, 2012 1:42 AM
    wiyosayaInteresting that the rumor has been denied.Samsung has stated the price will be much less than $8,000 US and will be only slightly pricier than their best LCD sets.


    And what does that have to do with the denial of the rumour that the UK will be receiving it in the spring?
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    wiyosaya , February 15, 2012 2:26 AM
    Alchemy69And what does that have to do with the denial of the rumour that the UK will be receiving it in the spring?

    Hmmm. Haven't heard of putting two topics in the same post?
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    alidan , February 15, 2012 2:36 AM
    maxinexuswould love to upgrade my 30" dell monitor for 32" 4K version...that would be so sweet


    considering 4k is 4000x2000 ish pixels, i would rather stick with a 2560x1600 or in my case a 1920x1200.

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    kyuuketsuki , February 15, 2012 4:59 AM
    Quote:
    [The TV set] boasts an integrated camera coupled with what Samsung is calling Smart Interaction Technology. This allows users to control their TV with voice and motion control as well as face recognition.
    Cool... so they want to add something that few, if any, people want that will add extra cost to an already expensive TV set.

    Hopefully LG releases their WOLED without the stupid gimmickry.
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    de5_Roy , February 15, 2012 5:24 AM
    oled sounds nice...
    we want 20" 1600p, 120+ hz refresh rate and 22" 4k, 120 hz refresh rate oled monitors!!
    please samsung make it happen. price is not a problem!!
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    elvenkieth , February 15, 2012 5:38 AM
    I didn't buy it at the first place. Samsung can't start mass produce that soon. It's oled tv is hard to mass produce and it still has some technical things to overcome.. like lifespan of blue pixel. I'm pretty sure LG OLED TV will hit the market a lot sooner.
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    kartu , February 15, 2012 6:52 AM
    @With its slim design and minimal bezel@

    Which is yet another example of slavishly copying Apple's design of yet to be released Apple TV!
    /facepalm
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    Anonymous , February 15, 2012 8:33 AM
    Why you no make monitor for PC first ?
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    cmartin011 , February 15, 2012 9:43 AM
    i just want smaller versions of this 40inch please!
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    SteelCity1981 , February 15, 2012 10:43 AM
    maxinexuswould love to upgrade my 30" dell monitor for 32" 4K version...that would be so sweet


    Ok gop ahead and blow your money it's not like you will see a diff with a screen that small. You can barely tell a diff between 720p and 1080p with a screen that size let alone 4k.
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