Here’s at the Samsung SEAO Forum 2019, the Korean electronics giant officially announced its latest QLED 8K TV for the Southeast Asian market, along with a list other home entertainment products and appliances.
Post-keynote, we were – as these things usually go – ushered into a hall filled with all the goods that Samsung had launched and plans to launch in the region.
One other major display product that Samsung announced besides its new 2019 QLED TV lineup was some called The Wall. At a glance, it looks nothing more than a larger than average TV, but apparently, there’s more to it than that. According to Samsung, The Wall is actually a “modular display” formed comprising micro-LEDs that can take on any form or shape.
What Samsung means by this is that the display would and should stretch out to fit walls of all shapes and sizes. When necessary. Unfortunately for us, the shape of the modular display on…well, display, was no different than the other TVs we saw on the floor.
Speaking of TVs, we saw the the 98-inch QLED 8K TV, the Q90, once again on the show floor. This time though, it was flanked by three other variants. Specifically, the TVs were also 8K QLED TVs, but came in sizes of 82-inches, 79-inches, and 65-inches.
While we’re still on the subject of home entertainment, SEAO Forum 2019 was also when the brand announced its new Q series soundbars. In total, the lineup has three models; the Q60R, Q70R, and Q90R. Naturally, the level of fidelity each model gets better in ascending order, with the Q90R sitting on top of that pedestal.
It should be pointed out that we did ask if we could test out one of the soundbars with our playlist of songs, in order to gauge its accuracy and fidelity. Unfortunately, the attendants there were unable to accommodate our request, citing technical restraints to the setup as the reason.
This year’s SEAO Forum was also when Samsung announced its very own cordless and battery powered vacuum cleaner. Truth be told, the design and concept of the home appliance looks alot of like another vacuum cleaner from another brand, but we’ll just leave it at that, especially since we don’t really dabble in the inner workings of vortex-driven cleaning apparatus.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Samsung event without its new mobile products. Case in point, we got a chance to once again play with the brand’s Galaxy S10 smartphone series, as well as its Galaxy Tab S tablet.
If anything, this year’s event seemed a little tamer than the last couple of years. On the bright side, at least we can look forward to Samsung bringing its new 2019 QLED TVs and soundbars to Malaysia. Albeit at a very handsome price.