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Samsung ditches the curve for Q8F flatscreen QLED TVs

Samsung normally saves its key TV announcements for the CES show in Las Vegas at the start of the year, but this year it's sneaked out a few more models at IFA, Europe's biggest technology show.

The new QLED sets are at the premium end of the company's range, bolstering the existing Samsung Q8 range, which sits just below the flagship, super-size only, Q9 range.

The two new Q8F TVs join the existing Q8C models, and are flatscreen TVs rather than curved TVs - hence the 'F' and 'C'.

Samsung says the move is in respone to consumer demand, and it sees the Samsung 2017 TV line-up increased to 14 ranges - eight flat and six curved.

Also new is a 43in version of The Frame, Samsung's 'lifestyle TV', which looks not unlike a picture frame and can display works of art and your photographs (which may of course be works of art in their own way).

It joins the existing 55in and 65in models of The Frame, which are already on sale.

The new Q8F TVs should be available to buy any day and are priced at €2,599 for the 55in and €3,599 for the 65in. The 43in version of The Frame is due in October, priced €1,499.

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.