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Samsung unveils 2022 lineup of Neo QLED 8K, more

More innovative and personalized experiences

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Neo QLED 8K

At its virtual Unbox and Discover event, Samsung showcased its 2022 lineup of Neo QLED 8K, soundbars, accessories, and more.

The centerpiece of the new lineup of products is the Neo QLED 8K TV, which allows for an immersive and comfortable viewing experience.

It is powered by the Neural Quantum Processor 8K which has 20 independent neural AI networks and a Real Depth Enhancer feature.

The Neo QLED 8K screen also has a Pantone Validated certification, and comes with a new EyeComfort mode.

Immersive Dolby Atmos sound

Complementing Samsung’s TVs and screens are Adaptive Sound features which elevate the viewing experience even more.

For instance, the Neo QLED 8K’s QN900B model’s sounds come from a 90W 6.2.4 channel audio system that has top channel speakers and Dolby Atmos with Tracking Sound Pro.

Samsung is also introducing Wireless Dolby Atmos to its Neo QLED 4K and 8K TVs, as well as the company’s new 2022 Ultra Slim Soundbar.

Smarter screen features

For a more organized and seamless experience, Samsung’s 2022 lineup comes with new and smarter features and user interface to allow users to do more.

These include:

  • New Smart Hub powered by Tizen for an easy-to-navigate home screen
  • Media screen that organizes users’ entertainment options
  • Gaming Hub, a game-streaming discovery platform with no downloads and storage needed
  • Ambient screen which enhances the home’s aesthetic
  • Samsung Health, which offers a wide variety of workout and wellness classes plus tracking and syncing on other Samsung devices
  • SmartThings
  • NFT Platform in partnership with Nifty Gateway

The Samsung TV Plus, Gaming Hub and Samsung Health are not expected to be available in Singapore.

Gaming experience elevated

Aside from Gaming Hub, the 2022 lineup comes with specifications tailor-made for the ultimate gaming experience.

These include four HDMI 2.1 supporting ports, Motion Xcelerator Turbo Pro 4K 144Hz gaming, Super Ultrawide GameView, and Game Bar.

In the near future, Samsung will also introduce an exclusive TV lineup for gaming in 43 and 50 inches.

More accessories, going green

To complete the entertainment experience, Samsung’s 2022 lineup includes accessories such as the Slim Fit Wall Mount, Studio Stand, and Auto Rotation.

Samsung has also kept the Earth in mind throughout its manufacturing process.

Its 2022 TVs, monitors, digital signage, and remote controls use recycled resin. High-resolution monitors, notably, used recovered plastic from coastal areas.

The Neo QLED 8K/4K has a Reducing CO2 label from Carbon Trust, and the SolarCell Remote is a battery-free remote that can be charged through 2.4GHz radio frequency harvesting.

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PSVR2 is launching with over 20 major games

Horizon VR game still headlines

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Samsung had a lot to say during its latest investors meeting. Besides unveiling its general plans for the future, the company also teased the devices that are coming in the near future. For a while now, that future lineup includes the PSVR2. If you were thinking of buying the virtual reality wearable for yourself, Sony has good news for you. The PSVR2 will have over 20 major titles on launch.

Naturally, if you buy a pricey piece of hardware, you usually want it to come with a good set of ways to use it. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case with new gaming devices. For example, the PlayStation 5, despite being out for almost two years, still doesn’t have the most expansive lineup of games that every gamer must play.

Thankfully, the PSVR2 won’t follow in the same, sparse footsteps of the gaming console. According to the meeting (via Video Games Chronicle), the wearable will launch with over 20 first- and third-party games. The headliner is still Call of the Mountain set in the Horizon universe, of course. Unfortunately, the presentation didn’t reveal any other games in the lineup.

If anything, virtual reality gaming has been growing for a while now. In recent history, the market has seen notable titles like Half-Life: Alyx and Beat Saber.

After facing a potential delay, the PSVR2 is expected to launch sometime next year.

SEE ALSO: PSVR2 might be delayed to next year, report says

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Foldable Pixel reportedly delayed to next year

Google isn’t happy

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For years, Samsung has been the most dominant force in the foldables market. Though other brands, especially Chinese ones, have brought their own devices to the table, Samsung’s lineup of foldables are undeniably strong, flaws and all. That said, other giants are working on their own entrants. However, it will take a lot longer before the crowd really fills up. According to reports, Google has postponed its own foldable Pixel for next year.

Reported by TheElec, Google has reportedly decided to delay the first foldable Pixel. The company was supposedly unhappy with the current iteration of its prototypes. The next target launch window is next spring. Notably, the device, which has been in development since last year, is sourcing its screen from Samsung Display.

Currently, not much is known about the foldable device yet. Previous reports have speculated on a 7.57-inch main screen (and a 5.78-inch screen when folded), though. A more recent one has also dropped “Pixel Notepad” as a potential name for the device.

Regardless of the status of its foldable Pixel, Google is enjoying a lot of success with its new lineup of smartphones. Last year, the Pixel 6 series refreshed the company’s slate of devices, bringing new hype for the company. This year, Google is continuing that trend with the Pixel 6a and the upcoming Pixel 7 series.

SEE ALSO: Upcoming Google foldable might be called Pixel Notepad

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Sony confirms ‘Horizon’ and ‘God of War’ shows are coming

And a Gran Turismo show

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After years of terrible video game adaptations, the entertainment industry just can’t get enough of them in the past year or so. Shows and films based on popular video game titles are setting the world on fire. If Sony’s latest investor’s meeting is anything to go by, it looks like we’re not done with the genre. Horizon Zero Dawn and God of War are reportedly getting TV series soon.

Sony had a lot to say during its latest meeting. However, amid all the announcements, the general implication was simple enough to understand. The company wants to expand and grow its branches outside of console gaming. That plan includes adapting more of its exclusive properties into television.

Reported by analyst David Gibson on Twitter (via IGN), Sony has officially confirmed development for a Horizon series on Netflix, a God of War series on Amazon, and a currently untethered Gran Turismo series.

Unfortunately, the presentation did not reveal any other details for the upcoming shows. Plot and casting details are still an unknown.

All three titles, especially Horizon and God of War, are part of Sony’s prized possessions. An adaptation for any of these titles is huge. However, it’s always a hit. Most recently, Sony allowed an Uncharted film to show in theaters, and the response was… mixed. While the sheer number of video game adaptations are impressive, their quality is definitely all over the place for now.

SEE ALSO: Sony might stop releasing PlayStation 4 games by 2025

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