Measuring 110 inches from corner to corner, Samsung's latest ultra-high-definition television is the biggest of its kind and arrives just in time for the new year.
At the 2013 International CES back in January, Samsung promised that it would be launching a gargantuan 110-inch ultra-high-definition television and that it would be hitting the shelves before the end of the year. As it turns out, only just. The TV, which measures 2.6 x 1.8 metres, officially goes on sale in China, the Middle East and "select" European territories on Monday, Dec. 30.
The Associated Press reports the TV will sell for 160 million won ($162,219) in South Korea.
Samsung's current flagship UHDTV, which at 85 inches was already pretty sizable, comes with a $40,000 US price tag, making it the most expensive "standard" TV on the market.
Standard, because it is not jewel-encrusted or dipped in pure gold. A $40,000 price tag is nothing compared to the $2.26 million US asking price of a Stuart Hughes PrestigeHD Supreme Rose Edition TV, which only boasts a 55-inch display but is coated in 28 kilograms of 18k rose gold embellished with 72 flawless diamonds.
Samsung's set doesn't come with precious stones but it does have gesture controls, voice controls, and Samsung's "Smart Hub," which gives you access to online content, photos, video, music, and apps. It also has a quad-core processor, and Samsung's S-Recommendation service, which tracks your viewing habits and makes viewing recommendations over time.