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Samsung Display To Finally Shut Down LCD Business!

Samsung Display will finally shut down its LCD business in June, closing a chapter in its history!

Here is what we know so far…


Samsung Display To Finally Shut Down LCD Business!

Samsung Display originally sought to close its LCD business in 2020, even selling its LCD plant in Suzhou to CSOT, a Chinese company owned by the TCL conglomerate.

Their original 2020 plan to shut down their LCD business was derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused a surge in LCD prices. Samsung decided to continue their business, until end of 2022. However, LCD prices have fallen rapidly recently, with price pressure from Chinese and Taiwanese rivals.

Its parent company, Samsung Electronics, was their largest buyer; but even it has agreed to purchase displays from Chinese and Taiwanese companies like BOE Technology Group and AU Optronics Corps.


Samsung Display To Finally Shut Down LCD Business!

In light of such challenging market conditions, Samsung Display decided to close its LCD business six months earlier.

From June 2022 onwards, Samsung Display will stop producing LCD panels used for large TV screens, and focus instead on manufacturing OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) and Quantum Dot displays.

Employees from its LCD display business are expected to be transferred to its Quantum Dot display business.


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The Complete 2017 Samsung QLED TV Range Revealed

You have read about the latest Samsung QLED TV technology, and seen our Samsung Forum 2017 coverage. Now, we reveal to you the entire range of 2017 Samsung QLED TVs, headlined by the massive 88″ Samsung 88Q9F you see here with Jimmy Tan, Head of Consumer Electronics Business of Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

In addition to the Q9F series, there is also the lower-end Q7F series and curved Q8C series. Here is Elaine Soh, Director of Corporate Marketing, Samsung Malaysia, with the top-of-the-line 75″ Samsung 75Q8C curved QLED TV.

Now, take a look at the videos we took of these two top-of-the-line models, as well as the other 2017 Samsung QLED TV models.


The 88″ Samsung 88Q9F QLED TV

The Samsung 88Q9F QLED TV boasts the latest alloy quantum dot technology, and a peak luminance of 2000 nits. It also features the new Boundless 360 design, with a single cable “invisible connection“, and the Samsung One Remote.

Don’t forget to check out our article, The Samsung QLED TV Technology Explained, for more information on the new Samsung QLED technology.


The 75″ Samsung 75Q8C Curved QLED TV

The Samsung 75Q8C QLED TV boasts a curved screen, the latest alloy quantum dot technology, and a peak luminance of 1500 nits. It also features the new Boundless 360 design, with a single cable “invisible connection“, and the Samsung One Remote.

Don’t forget to check out our article, The Samsung QLED TV Technology Explained, for more information on the new Samsung QLED technology.

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The Other 2017 Samsung QLED TVs

Also on display at the Samsung Forum 2017 were the other Samsung QLED TV models. The other flat-screen QLED TV models we saw were the 65″ Samsung 65Q9F, the 75″ Samsung 75Q7F, the 65″ Samsung 65Q7F and the 55″ Samsung 55Q7F. In addition to the 75″ Samsung 75Q8C, the curved QLED TV models included the 65″ Samsung 65Q8C and the 55″ Samsung 55Q8C.

Don’t forget to check out our article, The Samsung QLED TV Technology Explained, for more information on the new Samsung QLED technology.


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The Samsung QLED TV Technology Explained

Samsung revealed their new QLED TVs at Samsung Forum 2017. They also showcased the advantages of the Samsung QLED TV technology. Join us for a quick look at the Samsung QLED TV technology, and find out why Samsung thinks it represents a quantum leap in TV technology.


What Is QLED?

QLED is Samsung’s brand of quantum dot displays. Despite the similarity in name, these are not a newer version of the OLED (organic LED) technology used in some TVs and many smartphones. Rather, quantum dot and QLED displays are “regular” LCD TVs enhanced with quantum dots.

For a quick, consumer-friendly summary of QLED technology, we have Jason Foo, Head of Samsung Malaysia’s AV Business Unit, to thank! 😀


Why Is QLED Better Than OLED?

Quantum dots are microscopic particles that very efficiently converts the light from the LED backlight into very specific colours. This ability to generate purer red and green light using a blue LED backlight allows QLED TVs to deliver a brighter display with a wider colour gamut.

Samsung quotes their new QLED TVs with maximum brightness levels of 1,500 to 2,000 nits, and the ability to reproduce 100% of the DCI-P3 colour space. Compare that to OLED TVs that can only deliver 400-500 nits, and about 70% of the DCI-P3 colour space.

In this video, we will show you the new Samsung QLED TV compared to a competitor’s OLED TV in three aspects – colour gamut, contrast ratio and viewing angle.

The quantum dot technology does not affect the QLED TV’s viewing angle. However, it appears that Samsung made some changes to the subpixel arrangement of the new QLED TVs, so that they have much better viewing angles. That’s why the comparison above shows a superior viewing angle – the traditional advantage of OLED displays.


What’s New About QLED?

You may recall that Samsung had already introduced quantum dot displays in their 2016 SUHD TVs. Their 2017 QLED TVs though, boasts a new “alloy quantum dot technology”.

They basically coated an InP (indium phosphide) core with an inner ZnSe (zinc selenide) shell, followed by a ZnS (zinc sulfide) outer shell, creating an alloyed InP/ZnSeS quantum dot.

These alloy quantum dots are more efficient in converting the light of the backlight unit (BLU) into specific colours required by the display. Because they are zinc-based, they are also far less toxic than cadmium-based quantum dot displays.


HDR Capability

HDR was not mentioned at all in Samsung Forum 2017, but it is an important feature for those intending to invest in a new TV.

3D TV is dead, and the new killer feature is HDR (High Dynamic Range). The industry is fast moving towards HDR displays and content. The term is catchy, readily understood by the masses, and most importantly – can be easily demonstrated to all.

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The 2017 Samsung QLED TVs all support HDR, but only in one format – HDR10. Samsung is focusing on HDR10 for 3 reasons :

  • it is an open standard, as opposed to Dolby Vision.
  • it is the basis for the 4K UHD Blu-ray HDR specifications
  • the vast majority of movies today are designed for 1,000 nits displays (that HDR10 supports), instead of 4,000 nits displays (that Dolby Vision supports)

Internet wars aside, the shift to HDR displays and content is just beginning. By the time HDR is ubiquitous many, many years down the road, perhaps we will have the 4,000 nits displays to justify a requirement for Dolby Vision.


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The Samsung CFG70 Curved Quantum Dot Monitor Revealed

Samsung just launched the Samsung CFG70 gaming monitor (Amazon / Lazada) – the world’s first curved quantum dot gaming monitor! The Samsung CFG70 marks Samsung’s return to the competitive gaming monitor market, with the introduction of quantum dot technology and one of the fastest moving picture response time (MPRT) performance in the industry.

In this article, Samsung will reveal the key features of the Samsung CFG70 curved quantum dot gaming monitor (Amazon / Lazada), and we will give you a quick tour of the Samsung CFG70!


The Samsung CFG70 Gaming Monitor Key Features

Samsung will offer the Samsung CFG70 (Amazon / Lazada) monitor in 24″ and 27″ models, but they will both boast the same features like a 125% sRGB colour space and a 144 Hz refresh rate. In this video, Erik Tanuwidjaja, Samsung Regional Product Manager explains the Samsung CFG70 monitor’s key features.

Its 125% sRGB colour space will come in real handy when AMD FreeSync 2 is released. It would allow you to enjoy HDR gaming with the Samsung CFG70 (Amazon / Lazada)!

Comfortable & Immersive Viewing

The Samsung CFG70’s “Super Arena” design, features an industry-best 1,800R curvature and a 178° ultra-wide viewing angle, which matches the natural curve of the human eye. It also boasts complementary sound-interactive LED lighting.

Fast Speed and Smooth Game Play

By combining Samsung’s advanced motion blur reduction technology with its VA panel, the Samsung CFG70 is the first curved monitor to produce a 1 ms moving picture response time (MPRT). The rapid MPRT rate reduces display transitions between moving and animated objects, and in turn eliminates potential visual distractions.

The Samsung CFG70 (Amazon / Lazada) also leverages its integrated AMD FreeSync Technology over HDMI functionality to synchronize the screen’s 144Hz refresh rate with users’ AMD graphics cards. This connectivity minimizes image tearing, input latency and stutter that can disrupt gameplay and escalate visual fatigue.

Optimized Gaming Experience

Samsung also equipped the CFG70 with a range of user-friendly gaming UX that drives more convenient and easily-accessible game management. The Samsung CFG70 (Amazon / Lazada) includes a dedicated gaming interface with an intuitive settings dashboard to better allow gamers to modify and personalize their gameplay settings. Each CFG70 monitor also offers a series of hotkeys on the front and back of the display for users to easily adjust gameplay settings.

To further inspire gamer immersion and bring out the best in even the most complex game designs, including compatibility with the FPS, RTS, RPG and AOS genres, each CFG70 monitor undergoes rigorous pre-shipment factory calibration. This process optimizes various settings, including contrast ratios, black gamma levels for enhanced brightness and white balance levels for temperature management. As a result, gamers can enjoy a sharp and brilliant picture regardless of the game in play.


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Price & Availability

The Samsung CFG70 gaming monitor (Amazon / Lazada) can be pre-ordered from Lazada until the 26th of January 2017, at the following links and prices :

In addition, the first 100 customers to pre-order a Samsung CFG70 gaming monitor from Lazada will receive a free gift worth up to RM 264 / ~US$ 59!

Delivery and offline purchase at selected retail outlets of the Samsung CFG70 gaming monitors will begin from 27 January 2017 onwards.


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Samsung Unveils The Secret To Identifying Real 4K TVs

30 November 2016 – These days, a TV is no longer just a device to watch your favourite movies and variety shows. It is the protagonist of a living space, one that sets the tone of the room, displaying the way of life of the home owner. A premium, classy aura radiates from the beautiful bezel-less curved design of Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TV, allowing it to fit elegantly in any space of the room.

On top of its exclusive look and feel, the Samsung SUHD TV with Quantum dot display provides true to life picture quality, and is getting praises from all around the room for its ability to display even the smallest details on its screen. Its excellent picture quality has awarded the Samsung latest TV its 4K certification.


What Exactly is a 4K TVs?

UHD TVs, also known as 4K have four times the amount of pixels in Full HD TVs, allowing them to display the same image with even more detail and clarity. While 4K UHD TVs are quickly growing in the global TV market, 3K TVs being marketed as 4K TVs are also appearing, with lower picture quality.

A real 4K UHD TV has RGB (red, green and blue) sub pixels with consistent brightness and realistic colours while a 3K TV’s resolution is decreased by 25% as some of its RGB pixels have been replaced by white pixels, reducing its brightness and distorting the colour. In other words, a real 4K UHD TV is like freshly squeezed orange juice, while the 3K TV is orange juice diluted with water.

3K TVs, also known as RGBW TVs, are being displayed as having the same technology as 4K TVs in retail stores. This may be slightly tricky to consumers planning to purchase a real 4K UHD TV. However, there is a simple solution to that!

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Simply pause the content on a TV and snap a photo on a spot with a white background. Upon zooming in on the photo, you’ll find that only red, green and blue pixels can be seen on the real 4K TV. A 3K TV, however, will show white pixels on top of the RGB pixels.

Samsung Electronics has led the global TV market for ten years based on the philosophy that the very basics of a TV is the ability to offer the best picture quality possible to viewers. This belief will be held as the highest value for Samsung TVs, even when future technologies evolve from 4K, 8K and beyond.

So what are you waiting for? Samsung’s Unbox the Wonders of Home campaign offers great rebates and free gifts upon purchase of selected Samsung TVs. Head over to the nearest Samsung Brand Store and selected authorized retail outlets to test out the real 4K quality of the Samsung UHD TV or visit Samsung’s online store at Lazada Malaysia to unbox the wonders of your home from your home!


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Samsung SUHD TV Makes Its Way To Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 13 May 2016 – In the four short months the Samsung’s SUHD TV was showcased to the world, it has already received many international awards and acclamations, recognising Samsung for their ingenious technology and astonishing design.

Previewed at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 in Las Vegas and locally displayed at the Samsung South East Asia Forum 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Samsung’s latest line-up of televisions have blown many away. Featuring a unique Quantum Dot display technology, Samsung has discovered the secret to creating richer, more vibrant colours without oversaturating the picture. Quantum Dots boosts the TV’s colour accuracy by 30%, producing life-like images in your very home.


SUHD TV Technology

Despite the exquisite design of the SUHD TVs, the nanotechnology behind the Quantum Dots make individual pixels hard to make out, even in close scrutiny, commended Techhive.com. Reviewed.com was also particularly impressed by how Samsung managed to craft LEDs powerful enough to meet the 1,000-nit UHDA standard, saying that “producing such bright LEDs in such a thin edge-lit TV without horrible backlight uniformity issues is quite an achievement.”

Other than its image precision, the software is also noteworthy. The Samsung SUHD TV features the SmartHub, exclusive to Samsung. Listed in Ubergizmo.com’s best of Consumer Electronics Show 2016 selection, the SmartHub TV interface the Samsung’s latest effort to present every type of content in a unified way – making the home viewing experience that much more seamless.


The writers of Mensjournal.com was particularly impressed by the technology behind the SUHD TV’s dongle and smart remote which lets you control a variety of devices around the home, including smart lightbulbs, thermostats, and smart locks – simple as that. With the Samsung KS9500 television, there is no fiddling with various control apps on your phone or installing one or more separate hubs.

Samsung is much more than software technology. As a global leading electronics brand, Samsung’s goal is to provide a complete holistic viewing experience to its users. They have mastered the craft of packing their state-of-the-art technology into a stunning, sleek design. This curved, slim and new boundless edge design offers the optimum immersive experience, so much so that HD Guru awarded the Samsung KS9500 SUHD TV with the ‘Best TV Design’ award.

Techradar.com complimented its beauty, stating that the television ‘has its destiny set as the center of your home entertainment experience’ and was impressed by the amount of work Samsung had been able to achieve in the span of a year since they first introduced SUHD TVs.

Samsung Malaysia Electronics is excited to bring its award-winning SUHD TV into the Malaysian market. Anticipating its local debut and in conjunction with the upcoming Euro Cup 2016, Samsung is offering superb savings of up to RM2,000 for every UHD TV purchased between 1st May to 31st May 2016. Additionally, a minimum purchase of RM1,000 on selected Samsung TVs in a single receipt entitle buyers to be in the running to win exclusive football merchandises.

Get in on these exciting deals now and immerse yourself in the ultimate 4K viewing experience this football season! Stay tuned for more information on Samsung’s revolutionary televisions!

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2016 Samsung SUHD TV Models Revealed

At the recent Samsung Forum 2016, we were given the first look at the 2016 Samsung SUHD TV models to hit the market in the coming months. Join us as we share with you the videos and pictures we took of these new Samsung SUHD TV models.


Samsung KS9000 SUHD TV

Samsung’s flagship SUHD TV in 2016 will be the Samsung KS9000 series, which tops out with the 65″ Samsung 65KS9500. This series is the first Samsung curved TV to feature what Samsung calls a “bezel-less” display. Of course, there is still a thin bezel, so it’s not a true “bezel-less” display. It just appears bezel-less from the optimal viewing distance.

Check out this video we took of the 65″ Samsung KS9000 SUHD TV :

Like all of Samsung 2016 SUHD TVs, the Samsung KS9000 series uses a 10-bit quantum dot display, with a 1,000 nits HDR (high dynamic range) capability. Samsung also introduced a 360° design philosophy, in which the TV is designed to look elegant at all angles – even from behind.


Samsung 8K SUHD TV

This behemoth is a 98″ SUHD TV with an 8K display. It features the same quantum dot display of the KS9000 series SUHD TVs, just with a much higher resolution and obviously in a much more opulent size. Check out the video and pictures we took of it :

In case you are wondering, yes, you can order this 98″ 8K Samsung SUHD TV for your mansion. There is no price indication, but when it comes to bespoke models like this, if you have to ask – you can’t afford it! 😀


Other New Samsung SUHD TV Models

All of the 2016 Samsung SUHD TV models will feature Samsung’s own cadmium-free, 10-bit quantum dot display. They also boast improved HDR performance – with a peak brightness of 1,000 nits.

These SUHD TV models, as well as their 2016 Smart TVs will feature a new Smart Hub with simplified access to the user’s content and games.

They will also come with a new Samsung Smart Control remote, which replaces multiple remote controls. The 2016 SUHD TVs and Smart TVs will automatically recognise game consoles, home theatre systems and even OTT boxes connected to them, and the Smart Control remote will automatically control them all – no setup required!