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Samsung launches first 8K QLED TV

Samsung has announced the launch of the world’s first 8K QLED TV.

The set – the Samsung 8K QLED Y2 – is powered by MediaTek’s MT7921AU, which promises to provide users with cutting-edge Wi-Fi 6E capabilities. MT7921AU supports Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 from a single, highly integrated platform that provides speeds of up to  1.2 Gbps.

The launch comes a year after the companies revealed the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 enabled 8K TV in 2020.

Jerry Yu, MediaTek Corporate Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Intelligent Devices Business Group, said: “Consumers depend on fast, reliable connectivity, whether they are using their TV for streaming, gaming or following along with workouts. Our collaboration with Samsung has been instrumental in bringing consumers the latest smart TV technology to support these uses and beyond. 

“With our advanced connectivity technologies – including WiFi-6 support – integrated into Samsung’s 8K TVs, we’re driving the premium smart TV segment forward globally.”

While the technology will become more commonplace, the TV will only be able to take advantage of Wi-Fi 6 with an applicable router. At present, there are only a few expensive routers with Wi-Fi 6.

Tags: Mediatek, Samsung