Samsung has announced that its 2019 and 2020 televisions have been fully certified for 8K HDMI 2.1 video.
The company began selling 8K televisions with HDMI 2.1 support earlier this year, but they did not receive the blessing of the HDMI Forum (and its licensing administrator) until recently. Samsung’s 8K UHD displays can now be branded with the forum’s seal of approval.
The Korean giant plans to release new 8K TVs in 2020, which will provide “a more realistic and dynamic experience.”
With a bandwidth capability of 48 Gbps, HDMI 2.1 offers refresh rates as high as 60 Hz in 8K and 120 Hz in 4K. Resolutions of up to 10K are supported, as well as dynamic HDR formats.
Lee Hyo-gun, vice president of the video display business division of Samsung Electronics, said, “As the official certification of HDMI 2.1 is in full swing, various devices equipped with HDMI 2.1 such as console game consoles and Blu-ray players will be released. “As a technology leader in the TV industry, we will provide the best value to consumers by proactively responding to various technical standards that will be developed in the future.”