Samsung engineers elaborate on the brand's AI upsacling technology for its 2020 8K QLED TVs

6 April 2020, 01:47:16

Samsung engineers elaborate on the brand's AI upsacling technology for its 2020 8K QLED TVsWhile the hardware supporting 8K video is developing fast, there's not sufficient video content produced yet. Until 8K content becomes the norm, the upscaling technology that improves the image quality of the existing video content is one of the most important features on a TV. More specifically, Samsung's 2020 8K QLED TVs offer an evolution in terms of video upscaling technology. It is applied by its AI Quantum Processor 8K and is independently built by Samsung to be the core of Samsung's QLED 8K technology. The company offers some insight on this technology meeting the audience with the developers of the Video Display Division's Picture Quality Solution Lab (from the left, Hyungjun Lim, Seungho Park, Icheon, and Hyunseung Lee).

Samsung was the first to offer AI 8K upscaling back in 2018. AI upscaling is a technology that converts low-resolution videos into ones of more vivid and natural resolutions by analyzing the video data and adapting it intelligently. At the core of this process is machine learning - a process which allows the device to intelligently learn over time by constantly analyzing and adapting video features.

"Deep learning enables more precise and efficient image quality improvements than can be achieved by humans alone," noted Hyungjun Lim, who developed the AI upscaling technology's texture generation method. So, Samsung combined machine learning with deep learning in its AI Quantum Processor 8K. "Previous machine learning technology brought about enhanced sharpness to display picture quality, but now our technology can also offer more delicate texturing," noted Hyunseung Lee, who developed enhanced edge sharpness for the AI Quantum Processor 8K. "Images with complicated textures, like mountain or grass landscapes, can now be upscaled into 8K quality more naturally.”

Some obstacles had to be overcome as well: "It was difficult for us, at first, to clearly follow and comprehend the algorithm being developed by the artificial neural network of the processor," highlighted Cheon Lee, the developer of the AI Quantum Processor 8K's network structure and learning method. "The artificial neural network's high hardware chip power consumption was an issue we had to solve, too." It all has been solved by employing "a hybrid technology that combines complexity along with different aspects of deep learning and machine learning."

With the improved technology professionals are able to achieve a more granular differing in video quality level and apply a more intelligent upscaling for an ultimately better final image quality. "Such technologies permit next-generation displays, such as The Wall, to be able to showcase all kinds of videos at the most realistic qualities possible today." Of course, the AI technologies apply not only to upscaling but also to noise elimination, data-compression-caused distortion restoration and spatial or time-based resolution restoration, etc.

Related news

Some of the most current and important news, related to Samsung, QLED or 8K

Samsung Display transforms its Asan LCD panel plant to a QD panel one

Samsung Display said that it intends to begin mass production of quantum-dot (QD) display panels from 2021 in its Asan site. It has begun installing QD display production equipment to replace outdated liquid crystal display (LCD) production lines, as part of its broader transition toward more advanced panels at the Asan facility in South Chungcheong Province. The company held a special event for the occasion and the...

5 July 2020

Samsung F22T45 and Samsung F22T35 are unveiled, 22" IPS display, 75Hz refresh rate

Samsung has unveiled a couple of professional monitors dubbed Samsung F22T45 and Samsung F22T35. The two models have many features in common including 3-side borderless design, which makes them suitable for multi-monitor setups, Game Mode, AMD FreeSync support for up to 75Hz refresh rate, Eye Saver Mode with a flicker-free backlight, Eco Saving Plus, Mega DCR, and Off Timer Plus. The Samsung F22T45 and Samsung...

29 June 2020

The 32" curved Samsung C32JG50F with 144Hz refresh rate goes on sale globally

Samsung has released to the market a new curved gaming monitor dubbed Samsung C32JG50F. Also referred to as Samsung C32JG51FD or C32JG53FD depending on the product's color, it is priced around EUR 280. The monitor is equipped with a 31.5-inch VA display panel with a 1800R curvature. It has a contrast ratio of 3000:1 and 250 nits typical brightness. The display supports 8-bit color and offers 4 ms GTG response time...

28 June 2020

Samsung The Terrace QLED 4K TVs in the USA and Canada - prices and specifications

Samsung has launched its lifestyle TV portfolio with the The Terrace, which follows The Serif, The Frame, and The Sero. The Terrace (LST7T) is Samsung's first outdoor 4K QLED TV and has an accompanying soundbar. Available in 55-, 65- and 75-inch models, it is designed especially for outdoor use and has an IP55 rating for water and dust resistance. It comes fitted for easy installation outdoors across a variety of...

22 June 2020

Samsung engineers elaborate on how Samsung's QLED TVs are optimized for gaming

In a detailed article, Samsung engineers elaborate on how the brand's QLED TVs have been optizmied for gaming. One of the most important factors in immersive gaming is input lag. The shorter it is, the better. "Input lag is determined by how quickly image signal can be processed and displayed on the screen," said product planner Jessica BeomEun Kim. Samsung's team was able to minimize QLED TV's input lag, Kim...

19 June 2020

Samsung launches The Frame 2020 and 10 new Smart TV models in India

Today Samsung launched The Frame 2020 and 10 new Smart TV models in India. The sale will go live at midnight, June 19, 2020. The Frame 2020 will be sold on Flipkart while the new online Smart TV range - 4K UHD, FHD and HD Ready TVs- is being launched under the "Get More from TV" campaign on Flipkart and the "Wondertainment" campaign on Amazon. Early bird consumers doing pre-paid transactions in the first 48 hours of...

17 June 2020

Samsung F32TU87 with 4K resolution and Thunderbolt 3 goes official together with Samsung F24T65

Today Samsung released a duo of desktop monitors. The more interesting model is the Samsung F32TU87. This is a 32-inch 4K desktop professional monitor with a VA panel that provides 2500:1 static contrast ratio and 250 nits typical brightness. It covers 99.9% of the sRGB, 85% of the Adobe RGB, 87.2% NTSC, and 91.6% DCI-P3 color spaces. The monitor supports HDR10, 10-bit color, and has an 8 ms GTG response time. The...

10 June 2020

Samsung launches The Sero (QE43LS05T) in Europe

As of today, users can buy Samsung's The Sero. The third type of TV from Samsung's lifestyle TVs is available in one size only - the 43-inch Samsung QE43LS05T and is marketed as the "the world's first mobile-friendly TV." This is currently the only TV that offers pivot adjustment, that is - you can watch it either in a landscape or in a portrait mode. According to Samsung, this delivers mobile-optimised experience...

1 June 2020

Samsung updates its 2020 TVs "with unmatched app offerings"

Samsung Electronics UK announced that it has started rolling out an upgrade across all TV models for 2020 which includes the award-winning Q950TS QLED 8K, all the way through to Samsung's 2020 Full HD range. Unique to Samsung, 2020 Smart TV owners will now have unrivaled access to the best collection of app platforms available in the UK. There's a choice with 50+ app offerings from Netflix, Prime Video, Rakuten TV...

29 May 2020

Samsung will use a circular electrode structure for the pixels in its QNED technology

The Elec cites South Korean UBI Research, according to which Samsung Display will use a circular electrode structure for the pixels of its Quantum Nano Emitting Diode (QNED) displays. Samsung's QNED technology uses gallium nitride (GaN)-based blue light-emitting Nanorod LEDs that replace the blue OLEDs. Quantum dots remain to be used in the color conversion process for the red and green pixels. Compared to QLED...

26 May 2020

Samsung Q64T 4K TV series for Germany - specifications and prices

Samsung Germany has launched a sub-series of its 4K TV sets for 2020 - the Q64T. It differs from the standard Q60T series mainly in the design. While the Q60T series has legs, the Q64T series uses a stand. It comprises of five models in five size classes. Here they are and their pricing: Samsung G753Q64T/QE75Q64T specifications - EUR 1799 Samsung GQ65Q64T/QE65Q64T specifications - EUR 1299 Samsung GQ55Q64T/QE55Q64T...

23 May 2020

The Terrace joins Samsung' lifestyle TV portfolio

Samsung has expanded its lifestyle TV portfolio with the The Terrace, which follows The Serif, The Frame, and The Sero. The Terrace is Samsung's first outdoor 4K QLED TV and has an accompanying soundbar. Available in 55-, 65- and 75-inch models, it is designed especially for outdoor use and has an IP55 rating for water and dust resistance. It comes fitted for easy installation outdoors across a variety of settings...

22 May 2020

Samsung launches the Odyssey C49G95T, C32G75T, and C27G75T

At CES 2020, Samsung unveiled the Odyssey G9 and Odyssey G7 series of curved gaming monitors. As promised, the Korean giant preps them for an end-of-May launch. The Odyssey G9 series consists with the Samsung C49G95T. It sports a 48.8-inch QLED VA panel with a typical brightness of 600 nits and a peak brightness of 1000 nits for VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification. The display has a resolution of 5120 x 1440 pixels...

21 May 2020

Samsung C32R500 and Samsung S27R350 are unveiled - specifications and features

Samsung has announced a duo of desktop monitors - one from the CR50 series and one from the SR35 series. Despite being from different series, the two monitors share a number of features, including the 3-sided bezelless design and Y stand, AMD FreeSync support, Game Mode, Eco Saving Plus, Eye Saver Mode, Samsung MagicBright, etc. Samsung C32R500 specifications The Samsung C32R500 is a 32-inch monitor with a curved VA...

18 May 2020

Specifications

Complete specifications of various desktop monitors and smart TVs, grouped according to their brand and year of announcement

AcerAOCAOpenAppleAsusBang & OlufsenBenQBOEContinental EdisonCooler MasterDellDenverEdenwoodEIZOEveFujitsuGamemaxGigabyteGrundigHaierHannspreeHisenseHitachiHKCHPHuaweiHyundaiIiyamaInsigniaJVCLeEcoLenovoLGLoeweMedionMetzMonopriceMotorolaMSINECNevirNixeusNokiaOK.OnePlusOzonePanasonicPhilipsPixioQNIXRazerRCASamsungSceptreSharpSkyworthSonyTCLTelefunkenTerraThomsonToshibaVestelVideoSevenViewSonicViotekVizioWasabi MangoXiaomiYashi