Gigantic 75-inch Samsung ES9000 OLED TV gets a whopping $17,000 price tag

Early this year, at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012, Samsung took to the stage and unveiled a massive 75-inch OLED TV, the Samsung ES9000. The brand has now announced that this television is heading to Korea and later in 2012 will be rolling out to Europe. If you are wondering what the cost of this television will be, then Samsung have revealed that the television will cost a massive 19.8m won, which translates to approximately $17,000.
Massively priced!
Hefty price tag

The ES9000 is the world’s largest super OLED TV to be produced from a single pane of glass and Samsung claims that it showcases the ultimate in picture quality by featuring unmatched vivid and true-to-life picture quality in both 2D and 3D. They state that in comparison to even the best LED TVs, it offers virtually unlimited contrast ratios and near perfect colour accuracy through several technological advancements. Additionally, the ES9000 OLED TV is equipped with Samsung’s new 1GHz dual-core chipset, which allows users to run multiple apps simultaneously for an uninterrupted experience. The dual-core chipset featured here also enables the apps to open more quickly and delivers a smoother web browsing experience. The ES9000 is a part of Samsung’s connected ecosystem where they introduced voice control, facial recognition and an intuitive new gesture control user-interface. 

The brand claims that the Samsung ES9000 also represents the culmination of Samsung’s latest design and engineering technologies, and marks a new era of minimalistic design. Because Super OLED technology features self-emitting RGB sub-pixels, which do not require a backlight, the TV weighs 30 percent less than a standard LED TV, and sports a sleek design thinner than 0.3 inches, which is one quarter of the thickness of a conventional LED TV. 

Commenting on the announcement of the Samsung ES9000, Vinod Nair, General Manager of TV Business at Samsung Gulf Electronics, said, “Samsung’s strive to provide consumers with the most innovative products in home entertainment has allowed us to develop an unbeatable portfolio and expand the content options on our Smart TVs.The Samsung ES9000 represent the TVs of tomorrow by incorporating true-to-life picture quality, Smart Interaction, Samsung Apps, 3D functionality and multitasking into an amazingly thin form factor.” 

Samsung also announced its TV content and signature services that push the boundaries of home entertainment. To help bring people closer together, Samsung is launching exclusive services that help in redefining what the TV can do for consumers. These services include:

  • Allshare Play –Samsung’s new AllShare Play marks an evolution of its AllShare feature. Offering 5GB of free storage, AllShare Play allows users to upload and share multimedia content with AllShare Play compatible devices, such as smartphones, tablets, cameras and computers. By connecting all of your Samsung devices, it allows you to move content from device to device regardless of where you are in the world and whether you are using a TV, tablet, camera, phone or a PC.
  • Family Story – Family Story’s photo album lets consumers organize photos and enjoy slide shows on the big screen. Families can now share memos and reminders anywhere via the phone, tablet, PC or TV.
  • Media Hub – Media Hub offers consumers all-star entertainment and a diverse selection of movies and TV shows the day after they air, as well as past seasons. In addition, select movies will be available the day they are released on DVD. [via Tech2]

As of now, there is no word on the availability of the Samsung ES9000 in India.