Samsung has been slowly unveiling its 2016 TV lineup over the last couple of months, and now it's finally saying when you'll be able to get some of them — and for how much. The gist is: Samsung has five new lines of its SUHD TVs, which all have 4K, quantum dot displays that support HDR video. Samsung also says they have a feature called "Ultra Black" that reduces reflections to create deeper blacks on screen. Basically, these TV sets should look really good and, for the moment, at least, sound fairly future proof.
Here's the specific breakdown.
The KS9800 is Samsung's huge new top-of-the-line series. It's curved, and includes 65-inch, 78-inch, and 88-inch models, with prices at $4,499, $9,999, and $19,999, in case you want a TV that costs as much as a small car or many people's annual rent. The 78-inch model arrives in May, the other two come in June.
The KS9500 (also seen in the topmost photo) is the continuation of an older high-end series of curved TVs. It comes in 55-inch, 65-inch, and 78-inch models, with prices at $2,499, $3,699, and $7,999. The smaller models are available now, while the 78-inch arrive in June.
The KS9000 is the top line of Samsung's flat 4K TVs. It comes in 55-inch, 65-inch, and 75-inch models, with pricing at $2,299, $3,499, and $6,499. As above, the smaller models are on sale now, the larger model comes in June.
Likewise, the KS8500 is the next notch down in Samsung's curved line of SUHD TVs. It'll come in 49-inch, 55-inch, and 65-inch models, priced at $1,699, $1,999 and $2,999. The latter two are available now, the smaller model arrives next month.
Finally, a tier below for flat SUHD TVs is the KS8000 series. It comes in 49-inch, 55-inch, 60-inch, and 65-inch models, with pricing at $1,499, $1,799, $2,299, and $2,799. The 55-inch and 65-inch models are available now, while the 49-inch and 60-inch models will go on sale in May.