Samsung today showcased new innovations as part of Samsung SpaceFest, a five-day celebration of the arrival of the Space Shuttle Enterprise at the famous Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
The company has on display the new 75-inch ES9000 LED Smart 3D TV, which has a 0.31 inches curved bezel with no visible seams.
The TV's built-in camera, usable for video calling applications such as Skype, is hidden within the top of the bezel, rendering it invisible and disabled when not in use; when in use, the built-in camera pops up. The ES9000 also comes with four pairs of 3D glasses.
The TV includes the complete suite of Samsung Smart TV feature - Smart Interaction, Smart Content and Smart Evolution - that were introduced earlier this year. Smart Interaction enables users to control and interact with their TVs in a more intuitive way through voice, gesture and face recognition controls. Smart Content makes available a broad range of premium and signature content that can be shared across multiple devices. Smart Evolution, available on select Samsung Smart TVs, allows users to upgrade TV performance, content and features with a Smart Evolution Kit - sold separately beginning in 2013.
The ES9000 also includes Sound Share, the newest Smart TV feature, which automatically and wirelessly connects TV audio to Samsung's Series 6 and Series 7 Wireless Audio with Dock Systems via Bluetooth. The ES9000 also offers a fast Smart TV experience with a dual-core processor that allows consumers to download and use multiple apps or browse the Web more quickly.
The ES9000's picture quality provides an enhanced Smart TV experience, utilizing Samsung's Micro Dimming Ultimate and Precision Black Local Dimming technology to deliver more optimized color; the highest contrast ratio on a Samsung Smart TV to date; and the best picture quality available on a Samsung LED TV.
The Samsung ES9000 will be available for purchase in August at specialty retailers for an MSRP of $9,999.
In addition, Samsung today reveals a brand new Angry Birds App for Samsung's Smart Interaction-enabled TVs. Consumers will be able to enjoy Angry Birds entirely with gesture controls - no controller needed. Angry Birds will be available via free download later this month on Samsung 2012 LED 7500 and up models and Plasma 8000 models. In addition, a dedicated app for Angry Birds animated content will be available later this year.