Samsung unveils its latest 105in bendable UHD TV
The 105in monster is also the world's largest curved TV and has a 21:9 aspect ratio
Samsung announced all manner of peculiar gadgets yesterday at its IFA press conference, but this morning the company has announced yet another world first in its TV department: the world's largest curved TV.
The 105in monster has a massive resolution of 5,120x2,160, which is five times the resolution of Full HD 1,920x1,080 TVs. This is due to its unique 21:9 aspect ratio, which is even wider than your traditional 16:9 display.
Samsung says the TV will upscale any content to a UHD resolution and will use Samsung's proprietary Peak Illuminator technology to register subtle differences of brightness to improve contrast and expand the screen's brightness range in order to create a more detailed picture. It also has an built-in 160W speaker to deliver booming sound quality.
If all that wasn't enough, the TV is bendable, too, making it the world's first and largest bendable TV. Samsung says it can go from flat to curved seamlessly, offering the ultimate viewing experience for consumers. The curvature radius is 4,200mm, the same curvature radius as Samsung's other curved sets - so it shouldn't look out of place with Samsung's newly announced curved soundbar either.
"We’re at the beginning of an exciting new era in TV viewing - an era driven by the curve: a simple yet powerful design that greatly enhances the viewing and overall sensory experience," said Robert King, Vice President of Consumer Electronics at Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland.
"IFA 2014 marks an exciting time to share the power of the curve with the world, bringing the Curved TV into the mainstream and highlighting its impact on the household viewing experience and TV market as a whole."
Samsung also announced that its curved TVs will support Netflix UHD streaming in additional European countries from September. It also revealed that Amazon is working with major Hollywood studios and network parents to bring more UHD Amazon Instant Video content to Samsung TVs this year.
Samsung hasn't announced pricing or availability for its huge 105in TV yet, but like other giant displays, the price is likely to be astronomically expensive.