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Samsung launches TVs for 2022 with HDR10+ gaming display

Samsung has announced that a selection its 2022 line-up of premium 4K and 8K televisions and gaming monitors will support the new HDR10+ Gaming standard.

The new HDR gameplay will feature on Samsung’s Q70 TV series and will be officially unveiled early 2022 along with a list of 4K and 8K game titles, all powered by NVIDIA GPUs.

Seokwoo Yong, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D Team, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, commented: “We are extremely proud to announce that the new HDR10+ Gaming standard will be adopted by Samsung’s 2022 Neo QLED line up with the Q70 TV series and above and gaming monitors, allowing users to enjoy a game-changing experience through cutting-edge visuals and richer, life-like images. Samsung will continue to invest in users’ viewing experiences as technology continues to advance and provide enhanced new features and capabilities.”

This new standard, developed by HDR10+ Technologies, LLC, gives game developers the tools they need to provide gamers with a compelling and consistent HDR gaming experience without the need for manual calibration across a variety of display technologies for various input sources, including consoles, PCs and more, Samsung said.

Samsung’s 2022 TV and gaming monitor lineup will support the HDR10+ Gaming standard by allowing automated HDR calibration that provides stunning picture quality to meet game developers’ demand. This translates into one of the most responsive and accurate gaming experiences available to date.

HDR10+ promises superior picture quality by optimising brightness and contrast scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame, with more accurate colour expression.

By removing the need for manual settings when games are loaded, something previously only possible with movie and television content, the game engine automatically optimises video game content in real-time, Samsung added in a press release.

According to the brand, this feature ensures details in the dark shadows and preserves the brightest highlights so that gamers can see and react to everything on the screen. It also configures the display to “true reference mode”, providing better colour, also without the need for gamers to spend additional time with game settings.

HDR10+ continues to expand with industry support and adoption for premium HDR experiences

Introduced four years ago, HDR10+ has built robust support across the industry, with 128 partners and over 4,000 supported devices, including TVs, projectors, smartphones and tablets from more than 28 manufacturers. HDR10+’s metadata also offers flexible reference tone and mapping curve definition for content creators, allowing them to deliver more impactful images exactly as they intended them to be seen.

In addition, Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series, RTX 20 Series and GTX 16 Series GPUs will support the HDR10+ GAMING standard with drivers scheduled for release in 2022.

Vijay Sharma, Director of Product Management at Nvidia, added: “Nvidia GeForce gamers can enjoy a brighter, more vivid and consistent HDR gaming experience on their monitors or TVs from the support of the new HDR10+ Gaming standard.”

For more information on Samsung’s upcoming 2022 product portfolio and features: www.samsung.com.

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