On Sunday, Sony has announced via a press release that it will be releasing the new ultra-thin 4K TV lineup in the United States this summer. The new range sports a sleek design and is powered by the Japan-based device maker?s 4K Processor X1.
Thinner than a smartphone
One year after Sony unveiled its first 4K TV models, the tech company is now detailing the US launch of an overhauled collection with HDR-compatible sets. A total of 14 models are introduced and consumers can pre-order them now right from Sony?s official online store.
The line begins with a 50-inch 1080p TV that costs $999 and goes up to a whopping 75-inch model that will be for sale at $7,999. Sony is still mum about the price tags for some of the models including the X900C, which will probably become the thinnest LED TV in the world when it lands on store shelves this summer. For thin gadgets fans, it could be worth the wait–with a 5.08mm profile, it’s effectively thinner than the iPhone 6 which is relatively stout at 6.9mm.
Two members of the new Sony 4K Ultra HD TV family, the X900C and X910C, feature the company?s Vanishing Edge? screen. As its name suggests, they are designed to vanish while users are watching. These models have screens that are virtually bezel-less and appears to run from one edge to the other.
Mashable observes that even though the top half of these models is razor thin, the lower half is noticeably thicker, apparently meant for ports like HDMI and USB. With its slim build, the device maker claims that these new UHD TVs can be mounted closer to walls.
While the X900C and X910C are excellent in their own right, they are not the cream of the crop of Sony?s 2015 4K TV lineup. That honor belongs to the 65-inch X930C and the 75-inch X940C, courtesy of their ability to display High Dynamic Range (HDR) content.
The XBR-75X940C flagship, is the only model equipped with the company?s highest-end ?X-Tended Dynamic Range PRO? contrast-enhancing feature, Wired.com noted. This feature is comprised of a full-array 4K panel with local dimming. Sony explained that the added contrast boost of the Dynamic Range PRO technology enables the LCD panel to display more vivid, plasma-like blacks in addition to brighter bright areas.
All of the 14 new TV models are powered by Google?s Android TV operating system and only ten of them have 4K resolution. Folks from CNet have neatly summarized?the price range as well as the availability of each model from Sony?s 2015 lineup. Check out the table they’ve come up below.
Photo Credit: ?Sony 4K Ultra HD TV Press Kit