Samsung Launches 75 inches LED Smart TV in Indian Market
Samsung on Wednesday launched a 75-inch LED smart TV – the largest television available in India so far – as it looks to strengthen itself in a segment where it is currently the only player. The E-series smart TV also marks the debut of the Korean electronics major’s latest 9 series in India, which runs till 14.
[quote]Mahesh Krishnan, vice-president — consumer electronics, Samsung India, said, “The ES 9000 has new interactive features like face, voice and gesture recognition that eliminates the need for a remote control. It features 1,600 apps, 3D downloadable content and a smart evolution feature with upgradable kit.” [/quote]
The TV also lets the viewers check Facebook and play games on the large LED screen. Priced at Rs7.5 lakh, ES 9000 is the most expensive in Samsung’s smart TV range, which includes LED and plasma models priced between Rs37,700 and Rs2,73,000. Samsung is confident of selling a minimum of 1,000 units of the ES in the next 6-12 months.
Samsung also said that it will introduce ultra high definition television sets in India by the end of next year after it rolls out the technology globally in 2013. Samsung has already developed the technology for ultra high-definition television (UHDTV), which has a minimum resolution of 3840×2160 pixels or 8.3 megapixels.
“We have developed the technology and are ready with it. We are planning to introduce it globally sometime next year and the India-launch will happen by the end of next year,” Samsung India Electronics General Manager (AV Division) Taeho Park told reporters here. The company is not launching UHDTV immediately as the content is not yet available for it, he added.
“Many of our competitors are also working on this technology, which uses four times more pixels than the high definition TVs. Samsung has developed it in Korea and we will sell UHDTVs in India by importing them from Korea,” Park said. He, however, declined to share details such as possible price range or the size of the panels.