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Samsung 2012 TV line-up
Samsung's 2012 TV line-up - with prices


By Rasmus Larsen (@flatpanels)
29 Mar 2012

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Samsung did not share much information on their 2012 TVs during CES but FlatpanelsHD can now reveal the entire 2012 TV line-up. Later this year, Samsung will launch their 55” OLED-TV that will take display technology to the next level. Before that, Samsung plans to release a range of new LED models such as the ES8000, as well as new plasma TVs. In 2012, Samsung hopes to make a splash with Smart TVs with voice and gesture control.

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Samsung’s 2012 TV line-up

Samsung will introduce TVs based on three different display technologies in 2012; LCD (LED), plasma and OLED. The latter is expected to set new standards for picture quality when Samsung introduces their 55” model in the second half of 2012. Samsung will also introduce a range of new LED models that are extremely slim, with minimalistic design, such as the new ES8000 TV.

Samsung’s 2012 TV line-up
Samsung’s new ES8000 LED flagship


In 2012, it is all about Smart TVs. With an updated user interface that is significantly faster, Samsung hopes to improve the user experience. A new addition is the Fitness app that helps user get in shape with programs, statistics and more. The Fitness app also connects to the built-in camera. The Kids app has stuff for the little ones and the Family Story section will access Samsung’s new Cloud service that can store family photos.

Samsung’s 2012 TV line-up
Samsung’s 2012 TV line-up


A new addition to Samsung’s Smart TVs is the Smart Interaction suite. With a small camera and a microphone, built into the TV bezel, users can now control their Samsung TV with voice commands or hand gestures. You can turn on the TV by saying “Hi TV” or change the channel by saying “Channel 4”. You can also turn off the TV from anywhere, as long as your voice is recognized. With hand gestures you can also control the cursor on the TV screen while browsing for example web sites. See how the Smart Interaction suite works in the video below.


Another new Smart TV addition is the Evolution Kit. The Evolution Kit is a small plug-in module that will enable users to update their Smart TVs from 2013 through 2016, with new Smart TV functions. Samsung states that not all features will be included but most will. The first Evolution Kit will be released in 2013 with the 2013 TV line-up.

Samsung’s 2012 TV line-up
Samsung’s 2012 TV line-up


Samsung also highlight the new AllShare Play function. With AllShare Play users can “push” video, music and photos from handheld Samsung smart devices onto the TV screen. AllShare Play will also give access to Samsung’s new Cloud service that can store for example photos. All Samsung users will get 5 GB free space in the “cloud” when buying a Samsung “smart” product.

When it comes to picture quality, Samsung mentions the Micro Dimming and Micro Dimming Ultimate systems that will improve contrast on the LED models. The flagship plasma TVs have a new Real Black Pro filter for improved black depth, and later this year Samsung’s 55-inch OLED-TV will take picture quality to the next level. The OLED technology offers much faster response time, close to perfect viewing angles and perfect black depth.

Samsung’s 2012 TV line-up
Samsung’s 2012 TV line-up


3D is still found in most of Samsung’s new TVs – especially the plasma TVs – but it is not a key selling point for Samsung in 2012. All TVs with 3D functionality also incorporate a 2D-to-3D converter.

Samsung’s 2012 TV line-up
Samsung’s new Touch remote


A new touch remote will help users control the advanced Smart TV offerings. Samsung has aimed for a simple metal design with only the most essential buttons. A microphone that accepts voice commands is also built in and in the center of the remote you can see the touch-enabled surface.

Samsung’s 2012 TV line-up
The flagship models come with a built-in camera but a separate Skype camera can be bought for the rest of the TVs


Lastly, Samsung mentions a few new accessory products. 3D glasses will come in different variants and Samsung will still offer the ultra slim wall mounting solutions as well as a new floor stand. A Skype camera can add video calling capabilities to the TVs without built-in cameras and a new wireless keyboard can connect to any of the Smart TVs.

Samsung OLED-TV

In the second half of 2012, Samsung plans to release their first OLED-TV in 55 inches. With the OLED technology, Samsung can create TVs with stunning picture quality, extremely slim designs and very low power consumption.

Samsung’s 55-inch OLED-TV
Samsung’s 55-inch OLED-TV, the final design can vary


  • Super OLED technology
  • RGB OLED pixels
  • Extremely slim design
  • Smart TV
  • Smart Interaction
  • Dual-core processor
  • 3D
  • Weighs just 12 kg.
  • 7,6 mm thick (panel is 1,6 mm)

    USA and Europe: Samsung’s OLED-TV will be available in 55 inches in the fall of 2012 called KN55ES9000.

    Samsung ES8000 LED

    The flagship LED model will be the ES8000. The ES8000 TV incorporates all of Samsung’s Smart TV functions, including the Smart Interaction suite with voice and gesture control.

    Samsung ES8000
    Samsung ES8000


    Samsung ES8000 also offers an extremely slim bezel-design, dual-core processor, 3D, and the Smart Evolution Kit that enables you to update your TV from 2013 through 2016.

    Samsung ES8000
    Samsung ES8000


  • Slim frame
  • Smart TV
  • Smart Interaction (voice & gesture control)
  • Smart Evolution kit
  • Micro Dimming Ultimate
  • Edge LED
  • Active 3D
  • CMR 800 / 960
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Touch remote included

    US prices
  • 46” Samsung UN46ES8000
  • 55” Samsung UN55ES8000
  • 60” Samsung UN60ES8000

    EU prices
  • 40“ Samsung UE40ES8000
  • 46“ Samsung UE46ES8000
  • 55“ Samsung UE55ES8000
  • 65“ Samsung UE65ES8000

    Samsung ES7500 / ES7000 LED

    Samsung’s 7 series is the step down from ES8000 and comes without the new distinctive stand. Micro Dimming Ultimate is also replaced with Micro Dimming Pro but besides that the two TVs are identical.

    Samsung ES7000
    Samsung ES7000 / ES7500


  • Slim frame
  • Smart TV
  • Smart Interaction (voice & gesture control)
  • Smart Evolution kit
  • Dual-core processor
  • Micro Dimming Pro
  • Edge LED
  • Active 3D
  • CMR 800 / 960
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Touch remote included

    US prices
  • 46” Samsung UN46ES7500
  • 55” Samsung UN55ES7500
  • 60” Samsung UN60ES7500

    An ES7100 variant without Smart Interaction (but with dual-core) is also be available.

    EU prices
  • 40“ Samsung UE40ES7000
  • 46“ Samsung UE46ES7000
  • 55“ Samsung UE55ES7000

    An ES6800 variant without Smart Interaction (but with dual-core) is also be available.

    Samsung ES6500 LED

    The ES6500 model will be available as a mid-range TV with the most essential TV functions from Samsung, including Smart TV and 3D.

    Samsung ES6500, the base is black in some countries
    Samsung ES6500, the base is black in some countries


  • Slim frame
  • Smart TV
  • Micro Dimming (only in Europe)
  • Edge LED
  • Active 3D
  • CMR 400 / 480
  • Built-in WiFi

    US prices
  • 40” Samsung UN40ES6500
  • 46” Samsung UN46ES6500
  • 50” Samsung UN50ES6500
  • 55” Samsung UN55ES6500
  • 60” Samsung UN60ES6500

    EU prices
  • 32“ Samsung UE32ES6540
  • 40“ Samsung UE40ES6540
  • 46“ Samsung UE46ES6540
  • 55“ Samsung UE55ES6540

    Samsung ES6300 LED

    ES6300 is a European model and the last one to include 3D.

    Samsung ES6300
    Samsung ES6300


  • Slim frame
  • Smart TV
  • Edge LED
  • Active 3D
  • CMR 200 / 240
  • Built-in WiFi

    EU prices
  • 32“ Samsung UE32ES6300
  • 40“ Samsung UE40ES6300
  • 46“ Samsung UE46ES6300
  • 50“ Samsung UE50ES6300
  • 55“ Samsung UE55ES6300
  • 60“ Samsung UE60ES6300

    Samsung ES6100 LED

    ES6100 is a US model and the last one in the US to include Smart TV.

    Samsung ES6300
    Samsung ES6300


  • Slim frame
  • Smart TV
  • Edge LED
  • CMR 200 / 240
  • Built-in WiFi

    US prices
  • 40” Samsung UN40ES6100
  • 46” Samsung UN46ES6100
  • 50” Samsung UN50ES6100
  • 55” Samsung UN55ES6100
  • 60” Samsung UN60ES6100

    Cheaper LED ranges

    Samsung will also include a range of cheaper LED models without 3D and Smart TV.

    Samsung E8000 plasma

    The flagship plasma TV in 2012 will be called E8000 and offers the full Smart TV suite with dual-core processor as well as 3D.

    Samsung E8000
    Samsung E8000 plasma


  • Slim design
  • Smart TV
  • Smart Interaction (voice & gesture control)
  • Dual-core processor
  • Active 3D
  • Real Black Pro filter
  • Local Contrast Enhancer
  • Touch remote included
  • Built-in WiFi

    US prices
  • 51” Samsung PN51E8000
  • 60” Samsung PN60E8000
  • 64” Samsung PN64E8000

    EU prices
  • 51“ Samsung PS51E8000
  • 64“ Samsung PS64E8000

    Samsung E7000 plasma

    E7000 is a US-only model and a step-down model from the E8000. It lacks the Smart Interaction suite and the local contrast enhancer panel technology.

    Samsung E7000
    Samsung E7000 plasma


  • Slim design
  • Smart TV
  • Smart Interaction (voice & gesture control)
  • Active 3D
  • Real Black Pro filter
  • Built-in WiFi

    US prices
  • 51” Samsung PN51E7000
  • 60” Samsung PN60E7000
  • 64” Samsung PN64E7000

    Samsung E6500 plasma

    The E6500 plasma range is a mid-range plasma TV with 3D and Smart TV.

    Samsung E6500 plasma
    Samsung’s E6500 plasma


  • Slim design
  • Smart TV
  • Active 3D
  • Real Black Pro filter
  • Built-in WiFi

    US prices
  • 51” Samsung PN51E6500
  • 60” Samsung PN60E6500

    EU prices
  • 51“ Samsung PS51E8000
  • 64“ Samsung PS64E8000

    Samsung E550 plasma

    The E6500 is a cheaper plasma range that still offers active 3D and Smart TV.

    Samsung E550 plasma
    Samsung’s E550 plasma


  • Smart TV
  • Active 3D
  • Real Black filter
  • Built-in WiFi

    US prices
  • 51” Samsung PN51E550
  • 60” Samsung PN60E550

    EU prices
  • 51“ Samsung PS51E550
  • 60“ Samsung PS60E550

    Cheaper plasma ranges

    Samsung will also introduce cheaper plasma ranges called E530 and E450.

    Overview

    Samsung’s 2012 LED TV specifications, Europe


    Samsung’s 2012 LED TV specifications, USA


    Samsung’s 2012 plasma TV specifications



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