Samsung Unveils New TVs in New York

Samsung Electronics revealed its latest Smart TVs at the Museum of American Finance in New York on Wednesday (local time).

The F8000 LED TV drew attention for its enhanced voice recognition and gesture control features through which users can operate the television or zoom in and out and rotate photos simply by speaking to it.

NFL quarterback Eli Manning (left) and hip-hop artist Flo Rida look at a Samsung 85-inch UHD TV in New York on Wednesday. /Courtesy of Samsung Electronics NFL quarterback Eli Manning (left) and hip-hop artist Flo Rida look at a Samsung 85-inch UHD TV in New York on Wednesday. /Courtesy of Samsung Electronics

The company also unveiled its 85-inch Ultra High Definition TV, the 85S9, which has a resolution four times higher than current Full HD TVs and is bigger in size.

Celebrities like last year's Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, model Kate Upton and hip-hop musician Flo Rida attended the event and demonstrated various functions of Samsung's latest TVs.

According to research firm NPD, Samsung has now been the No. 1 flat panel TV maker in the U.S. market for the seventh consecutive year, with a 30 percent market share last year.

englishnews@chosun.com / Mar. 22, 2013 10:54 KST