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Samsung to show off 85in UHD TV at CES

Samsung is preparing to launch an 85in Ultra-HD television at CES 2013 in Las Vegas next January.

The TV, which was awarded an innovation award from the Consumer Electronics Association, is due to boast a resolution of more than eight million pixels - four times as much as the amount found in a standard 1,080p TV.

Though the firm has yet to provide specifics about the technology that will power the set, it has promised “enhanced dimming technology and a very high contrast ratio.”

The launch will come right on time, as the extra-high-definition format is expected to be one of the big trends at CES, where other manufacturers are also expected to debut UHD television sets.

In order to officially fall under the category, a set must have a resolution of at least 3,840 x 2,160 pixels.

The CEA announced earlier this autumn that the technology would officially be referred to by the UHD moniker, rather than the previously used ‘4K’ descriptor.