Back at CES 2012, Samsung showed off their VERY SEXY looking new 2012 LED TVs. At their Spring Showcase this morning in New York, they officially announced the availability of the new TVs. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of watching the showcase on the Samsung TV Facebook page…I am drooling buckets now lol. Samsung’s 2012 LED TV lineup is headlined by the ES8000 series, which is available in 46 to 65″ models, with a price range of $2,999.99 to $5,099.99. There is also the E8000 series, which is a little better on the pocketbook, costing between $2,199.99 and $3,949.99. The E8000 Series with come in 51 to 64″ sizes.
What makes these TVs cool is that will come with facial recognition and, voice and gesture control. This will enable you to turn on the TV by saying “Hi TV!”, as well as, operating the TV by waving your hands or talking to the TV. How cool is that? Of course you can still use the new redesigned Smart Touch remote control if you wish. In addition to the remote, Samsung announced a new optional wireless keyboard, that can be used with the TV and/or your Samsung phone or tablet. All the TVs are powered by dual-core processors that helps make multitasking fluid. The TVs were also made future proof with Samsung’s Smart Evolution packs. These packs with enable consumers to receive all the new features released with newer televisions, on their older televisions.
Below is a breakdown of the pricing and release dates of the new TVs.
There is no video from the event this morning. To get a good appreciation of the TVs, you can watch part of the announcement from CES 2012 in the videos below. Just don’t blame me if it makes you want one. ;)
I think I’d sell my right arm for one of the ES8000 Tvs. If someone wants to buy me the 65″ ES8000, I won’t be offended lol.