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Samsung's Monster Smart TV Arrives in August for $10K

Samsung said on Wednesday that its 75-inch ES9000 LED Smart 3D TV will arrive here in the States this August at specialty retailers for $9999.99 USD.

Although the hardware specifics are unavailable as of this writing, Samsung said the upcoming 3D Smart TV will feature a "timeless" new design concept incorporating a rose-gold-colored finish and a super-slim 0.31-inch curved bezel with no visible seams. It will also feature a built-in camera that will remain hidden within the top of the bezel until it pops up for use in applications like Skype or other related services.

"The ES9000 includes the complete suite of Samsung Smart TV features -- Smart Interaction, Smart Content and Smart Evolution -- that were introduced earlier this year. Smart Interaction enables users to control and interact with their TVs in a more intuitive way through voice, gesture and face recognition controls," the company said.

According to Samsung, Smart Content makes available a broad range of premium and signature content that can be shared across multiple devices. As for Smart Evolution, this feature allows users to upgrade TV performance, content and features with a Smart Evolution Kit – sold separately beginning in 2013.

On the hardware side, Samsung said the ES9000 will feature a dual-core SoC that offers a fast and seamless Smart TV experience. The HDTV will also include the company's Sound Share feature which automatically and wirelessly connects TV audio to Samsung’s Series 6 and Series 7 Wireless Audio with Dock Systems via Bluetooth. It will also come packed with four pairs of 3D glasses.

"The ES9000′s picture quality provides an enhanced Smart TV experience, utilizing Samsung’s Micro Dimming Ultimate and Precision Black Local Dimming technology to deliver richer, more optimized color and detail; the highest contrast ratio on a Samsung Smart TV to date; and the best picture quality available on a Samsung LED TV," the company said.

In addition to the TV's announcement, Samsung said a motion-controlled version of Angry Birds will be made available via free download later this month on Samsung 2012 LED 7500 and up models, and Plasma 8000 models. In addition, a dedicated app for Angry Birds animated content will be available later this year.