Samsung Unveils World's 1st Curved UHD TV

Samsung on Thursday unveiled four curved ultra-high-definition TVs that are slated for release in Korea next month for the first time in the world.

In addition to these 50-, 55-, 65- and 78-inch models, the electronics giant unveiled a 105-inch curved UHD TV, which is the world’s largest expected to hit the market in the second half of the year.

Samsung is seeking to shift consumers from full HD TVs to UHD.

National football coach Hong Myung-bo (left) attends an event to unveil curved UHD TVs by Samsung Electronics in Seoul on Thursday. National football coach Hong Myung-bo (left) attends an event to unveil curved UHD TVs by Samsung Electronics in Seoul on Thursday.

The company will also lower the prices of its TVs this year. A 55-inch flat screen will be priced at some W3 million (US$1=W1,075), compared to W6.4 million last year, while a curved UHD TV the same size will cost around W4 million, about the same price as a Sony UHD TV.

LG also plans to unveil new TVs next month, apparently centered on flat and curved UHD TVs.

englishnews@chosun.com / Feb. 21, 2014 12:36 KST