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The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at the company headquarters in Seoul March 13, 2009. Reuters/Lee Jae-Won

Samsung has launched its 2015 Smart TV range in Australia and some of the first buyers of the 2015 range of Samsung TVs will get free access to 4K Netflix for six months. Samsung had unveiled its new line of Smart TVs early this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, as per latest reports.

According to a report on The Sydney Morning Herald, the new Samsung Smart TV lineup includes the 7-series, the ultra high definition sets with its price starting from $3199 for the 55-inch model; the 8-series, the SUHD sets for which the price starts from $4999 for the 55-inch model and the 9-series are curved SUHD sets. Customers willing to buy the 85-inch or 88-inch models will have to wait until June. For better sound quality, the Korean electronics maker is also introducing a range of matching sound bars, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

Taking a break from the Android operating systems, Samsung’s new Smart TV line up will run the Tizen OS, reports the Australian Business Review. Samsung claims, the TVs running Tizen can automatically recognize and connect to other devices of Samsung.

Samsung taking cognizance of the 4K TV space

The launch of Samsung’s 2015 Smart TV line up speaks of Samsung’s seriousness towards making it big in the 4K TV space. Recently, LG had also announced its 2015 4K TV range and as per the company, 66 percent of its 2015 TV range is now constituted by 4K Ultra HD TV models, as reported by The Australian.

Ultra HD 4K TVs have been witnessed as a growing trend in the TV industry and with more and more manufacturers rolling out new products, Ultra HD 4K TVs could come be introduced with better configurations. Besides Samsung and LG, other market players in this segment include Panasonic, Sony, Philips and Sharp.

With so many market players coming up with new Ultra HD 4K TV sets and with Netflix doing its bit to push the demand for ultra high resolution video, the 4K TVs are all set to pester customers to switch to the latest trend in the TV segment.

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