Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today that its 55-inch Super OLED TV has been a breakout hit at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, collecting numerous prestigious awards from influential media outlets including Popular Science, Stuff Magazine and G4 TV, as well as a Best of CES Innovations Award from CEA, the producer of the International CES.
• Popular Science – Best of CES 2012: Products of the Future. “After you’ve stood in front of this OLED beauty, it’s hard to look at normal TVs the same way again.”
• G4 TV- Best of the Best Products. “They’re gorgeous, they’re razor thin, the picture on it is looks amazing, the voice recognition is awesome and the motion recognition is awesome.”
• Stuff Magazine – CES Hot Stuff Award. “Ludicrously slim, amazingly bright and devilishly clever… it also has facial recognition and is one of the first TVs with upgradeable innards”
• “Best of CES Innovations 2012” in the Video Displays category —International CES. “Samsung’s KN55ES9000 is a beautiful masterpiece of accurate color reproduction and maximized performance. It provides a suite of advanced Smart TV features with a high performance dual core chipset.”
In addition, Samsung’s Smart Evolution, a feature of the Super OLED TV, was recognized with a CES Editor’s Choice Award from Popular Mechanics.
Samsung’s 55-inch Super OLED TV is a masterpiece that will be acclaimed by home entertainment and design enthusiasts alike. Super OLED technology delivers the ultimate in picture quality and thinness, since there is no need for a color filter as the OLED pixel unit comprises self-emitting RGB sub-pixels laid directly on the display panel, each emitting its own light. The technology is also able to differentiate varying degrees of blacks and shadows, so that users can enjoy unparalleled detail even in the darkest of scenes for the ultimate TV experience.
“Samsung is honoured that the journalist and trade community has recognized the Super OLED with so many prestigious awards,” said Hyunsuk Kim, executive vice president, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “This is a validation of our substantial investment in developing this technology, and in leveraging our long and successful history of creating innovative OLED products, including mobile phones, digital cameras and tablets.”
The Samsung Super OLED TV will be on display at the 2012 International CES, booth #12004, in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) from January 10-13, 2012. It will be available commercially worldwide this year.
Connectivity, superb picture and sound quality, and a unique mix of electronics, content and network services are just some of the features that distinguish Sony’s dazzling array of technology at CES 2012.
Sony is introducing consumers to a new world of connected products, from TVs, Blu-ray players, and home A/V receivers to tablets, smartphones, and PCs to camcorders, mobile audio devices and more. Combined with a broad range of online services for movies, TV shows, and games, as well as a cloud-based music service, Sony is giving consumers more access to more content whenever and however they want it. Through this convergence of hardware, content and network services, Sony is offering a new user experience.
“Sony is committed to designing technologies for every aspect of consumer entertainment – in or out of the home, on the go, in the air, at work, at play, or wherever life takes you,” said Kazuo Hirai, Executive Deputy President, Sony Corporation. “When these products are combined with Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) which offers innovative services like Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited, as well as PlayStation Network, the user experience is truly unmatched and only made possible by a company like Sony.”
Bringing this experience directly to consumers are Sony’s TVs, personal computers, smartphones and tablets — the primary four devices people use to play, watch, listen and share. Combined, they let consumers enjoy immersive content and unique applications across various screen sizes and devices.
“Our newest products continue Sony’s track record of ground-breaking innovation,” said Phil Molyneux, President and COO of Sony Electronics. “Sony’s goal is delivering the highest level of consumer entertainment, and we’re not satisfied with just making the best electronics. Our movies, music and games, combined with our development of emerging technologies like glass-less 3D and 4K technology, further demonstrate our commitment to consumers.”
At CES, Sony is also demonstrating a revolutionary new display technology called “Crystal LED Display.” This unique device is the industry’s first 55-inch Full HD self-emitting display using LEDs as the light source, and will be capable of much higher contrast, wider color range and superb video image response times. Sony is featuring a 55-inch prototype at CES.
Sony’s expanded BRAVIA® television lineup focuses on three series – the entry-level BX, the step-up EX, and the flagship HX. The new models each deliver the best picture quality available and give consumers flexibility in choosing the right entertainment solution.
Select models incorporate and deliver a brilliant Full HD (1080p) picture with increased brightness and outstanding contrast. Sony’s OptiContrast panel elevates the picture to the front surface of the TV and creates a dark background for rich, vibrant, high contrast pictures even in well-lit rooms. Picture quality is further enhanced with Sony’s X-Reality PRO and X-Reality digital video processors, and Sony’s newest version of Motionflow XR technology helps to reduce blur caused by quick camera movements.
Sony is expanding its line of products using the Google TV platform, with a new network media player and a new Blu-ray Disc™ player. In addition, select 2012 BRAVIA models will link seamlessly for easier use of Google TV features.
One of Sony’s newest product categories, tablets elevate the user experience to entirely new levels. The first out of the gate, Sony Tablet S, is optimized for dynamic media entertainment on a large 9.4-inch display. Now, Sony Tablet P pushes the design of a tablet even further. Its unprecedented dual-screen layout allows its two 5.5-inch displays to be used for different functions such as playing video on one screen while using the other as a controller, or checking email on one screen while using the other as a keyboard. Users can also combine the displays into a single large screen and its unique folding design means it can fit easily into a jacket pocket or purse.
Sony’s VAIO line of PCs continues to evolve to include more entertainment options and new designs to complement consumers’ productivity and mobility. At CES 2012, Sony is highlighting several new technologies as well as prototypes ranging from slate design PC and Ultrabook to all-in-one computers with BRAVIA technology and glass-less 3D capability.
One of Sony’s highest priorities is increasing its smartphone presence in North America. Sony Ericsson will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony under the new company name of “Sony Mobile Communications,” and new smartphones will be delivered under the “Sony” brand*.
Sony’s newest models combine sleek, slim designs and features to deliver a full HD experience. Users can enjoy movies, TV or Web content, capture HD memories and share them on any screen, and play HD gaming on any screen they choose.
The new Xperia™ ion is Sony’s first LTE smartphone with a stunning HD 720p Reality Display powered by Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA technology. Its thin, lightweight and durable aluminum body houses a 12 MP camera with blazing fast response times. The new Xperia S also provides a full HD experience plus 3D image capture, and more.
Sony is unveiling 13 new Handycam camcorder models. The newest Handycam enhancement is the world’s first stabilization system called “Balanced Optical Steady Shot.” By controlling the entire optical path, including the lens and the image sensor, as one floating unit, this technology cancels hand shake blur by up to 13 times more effectively than previous models.
Sony is also evolving its line of camcorders with built-in projectors by introducing a new, higher brightness model and accessories with enhanced audio capabilities, as well as a the world’s smallest and lightest camcorder 3D camcorder (HDR-TD20V). And “Bloggie Live” is the world’s first MP4 full HD pocket camera capable of live video streaming with built-in Wi-Fi. Sony is also introducing new Cyber-shot digital still cameras featuring high performance and compact, stylish designs, as well as a new after-shooting digital imaging solution named “Play Memories.”
Sony’s Walkman line of MP3 audio players is adding the Z Series. This flagship product adds a multi-application interface and new connectivity options to Sony’s Music Unlimited service and the Android market. Content from Z Series players can be sent wirelessly to certain DLNA enabled devices, or via HDMI to BRAVIA TVs.
Sony is offering up to 11 of its new Balanced Armature line of headphones, which deliver a wide variety of listening experiences. These micro-sized earbud style products are specially designed for style, comfort, sound insulation, sound leakage prevention and noise canceling.
Additionally, a focus on environmental sustainability will continue to result in new products that consume less power and energy and require fewer natural resources both in their design and packaging.
Sony has it all: products, content, services and connectivity to technologies for 2D, HD, 3D, and 4K, plus games and Grammy- and Academy Award-winning music and movies, as well as new releases and upcoming blockbusters like “Men in Black 3.”
“Sony creates and delivers more entertainment experiences to more people than anyone, anywhere,” said Sir Howard Stringer, chairman, CEO and president of Sony Corporation. “We will continue to create the best products in the world, the kind of things that make people say, ‘I have seen the future…and it’s a Sony.’”
At the 2012 International CES, HTC Corp. today introduced the HTC TITAN II as the company’s first Windows Phone to run on a 4G LTE network. Available in the coming months to AT&T customers, the smartphone includes the largest display among Windows Phones, an advanced 16-megapixel digital camera and access to 4G LTE* speeds.
“HTC’s history of innovation in 4G technology includes delivering the first 4G-powered devices to each major carrier in the U.S., so it is exciting today to continue that leadership with our first 4G LTE Windows Phone, the HTC TITAN II,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corp. “This full-featured smartphone combines HTC’s design with AT&T’s high-speed 4G LTE network and Microsoft’s powerful Windows Phone software, giving people more of what they crave.”
The HTC TITAN II comes equipped with a brilliant 4.7-inch super LCD capacitive touchscreen display for an optimized viewing experience when watching movies, playing games or enjoying photos and videos. The HTC TITAN II offers quick and easy access to the latest movies and TV shows via HTC Watch and on-the-go gaming with Xbox LIVE.
Packed with advanced imaging technology, the HTC TITAN II features a 16-megapixel camera with a wide-angle lens, autofocus, dual LED flash, red eye reduction, image stabilization, a backside-illuminated sensor and a physical camera button, offering a viable replacement for digital point-and-shoot cameras. The HTC TITAN II delivers a number of features that HTC has developed to help consumers capture photos in a variety of conditions; for instance, panoramic shot for sweeping landscapes and burst shot for action photography. The smartphone also enables 720p HD video recording with the rear-facing camera, as well as on-the-go video chat over Wi-Fi with its 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
Access to AT&T’s speedy 4G LTE network paired with Qualcomm’s 1.5 GHz Snapdragon™ S2 processor, enables the HTC TITAN II to deliver fast Web surfing, streaming and downloading. This new powerful smartphone will also feature a 1,730mAh lithium ion battery to support the robust mobile experience on one of the fastest 4G LTE networks.
Featuring the latest version of Windows Phone, the HTC TITAN II enhances connectivity, efficiency and productivity for busy consumers with its large on-screen keyboard and instant access to Windows Phone Office Hub, Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Outlook Mobile. The Live Tile display brings friend and family groups to life and delivers the latest updates and news from popular social networks directly to the home screen. HTC TITAN II customers will also be able to download a number of exclusive HTC applications for free within Windows Marketplace through HTC Hub.
The HTC TITAN II is expected to become available exclusively from AT&T in the U.S. in the coming months.