Let’s go back to Samsung’s high-end range of TVs, which we had a chance to watch closely. TVs have brought many new features: from Quantum Mini LED and Quantum Matrix technologies to the new Neo Quantum processor. The lineup is also composed of many soundbars: let’s see what it is.
Samsung QN900A is the top 8K range TV for this 2021, available in 65, 75 and 85 inches. This model offers a very special design, thanks to the Infinity Design, which eliminates all edges around the screen. The visual effect is unique, there are no other televisions like this, also the reduced thickness, at least for the standards of LCD televisions, and the presence of the box for external connections allow a wall installation with great scenic impact. About the box, this year it has been renovated with a thinner and more modern design, less flashy to the sight, and with a new name, Attachable Slim One Connect. Another characteristic of the new box is the possibility to fix it on the back of the pedestal, completely concealing it from the view. Full support is guaranteed at HDMI 2.1 up to 60 Hz or up to 4K at 120 Hz, with automatic Game Mode, VRR and FreeSync Premium Pro.
Inside is installed a VA panel with Quantum Mini LED backlight, Samsung has not declared how many areas are available for local dimming but should be about 1920, at least for the 75-inch model. The panel is equipped with an effective anti-reflection filter and Ultra Viewing angle technology, to expand the side field of view, always the Achilles heel of VA panels, while the image processor is the new Neo Quantum 8K. This TV supports HLG, HDR10, HDR10+ and HDR10+ Adaptive standards, which adapts the viewing parameters according to the brightness of the room, and also the Filmmaker Mode is available, which turns off all video optimizations that could be
Quantum Matrix technology, also a novelty in the 2021 range, allows to expand the levels of management of the gray scale that can be displayed on the screen, from 1024 levels of the common LED TV to 4096 levels of NEO QLED. The presence of greater precision is important to manage small changes in the brightness of the darker and clearer areas of the image, because it allows to increase the level of detail in these specific areas.
Next to his top-of-the-range TV Samsung has also created the Q900A soundbar, which manages 7.1.2 separate channels. The soundbar provides a complete soundstage, thanks to the support of the Dolby Atmos, which has two dedicated channels, and the presence of the external wireless subwoofer. In pair with a compatible Samsung TV you can then use the TV speakers to further improve the sound performance.
Down in lineup 8K we find the new QN800A, also available in 85, 75 and 65 inches, all with VA panel. The first difference with the upper model is found in the more traditional design, with small edges but still visible around the screen. The HDR certification also changes, from Quantum HDR 4000 to Quantum HDR 2000, for a low peak brightness compared to the higher model but still remains high. The Attachable Slim One Connect outdoor box is always present and represents a strong point, especially for those who want to use the TV hanging on the wall. The box also brings full compatibility with HDMI 2.1 and all the functions in the QN900, for an 8K entry level that takes up many of the features seen in the top model.
Samsung has also brought Neo QLED technology to 4K models, including QN90, available in 50, 55, 65, 75 and 85 inch cuts, with IPS panel. Many of the technologies seen in 8K models are also found here, including Quantum Mini LED backlight and Quantum Matrix technology, the image processor is instead a Neo Quantum 4K, optimized for lupscaling and for the NeoSlim design has been designed to reduce the thickness of the television, compared to 8K models, however there is no box for external connections. Connections that maintain all the features of the HDMI 2.1 gaming, including support to the 4K at 120 Hz. There is also the anti-reflection filter and Ultra viewing angle technology, which is available on all variants except the 50-inch model, which uses a less evolved version.
Thanks to Q-Symphony technology, the TV speakers can be used in pairs with a soundbar, such as the medium range 2021 model Q800A. This offers 3.1.2 dedicated channels and is equipped with a wireless subwoofer, but you can also add two wireless back speakers to further increase the sense of diving. As with the top model, the most advanced audio formats are available, from Dolby Atmos to DTS:X, and you can also use several presets to adapt audio to the context of use, including one dedicated to gaming.
We close this roundup on Samsung 2021 TVs with the new features introduced in the The Frame range, characterized by Modern Frame Design, which makes it similar to a picture. The models available are many, starting from 32 inches, recently arrived in Europe, to reach the variants of 43, 50, 55, 65 and 75 inches, all equipped with QLED technology. In addition to the increase in the number of models available, the great novelty of the 2021 models is the reduced thickness, which allows these televisions to look more and more like real paintings. All models are equipped with Quantum 4K image processor and Dual Led backlight, thanks to which they are able to vary the color temperature according to the content, for a representation of the more natural images. Since televisions are born to be hung, the external connection box is also available, and 55-inch up variants can count on all HDMI 2.1 functions, from support to 4K to 120 Hz to VRR and ALLM, confirming that
We also recently discussed Samsung 2021 TV models compatible with HDMI 2.1, while a few months ago we saw the new Samsung Neo QLED 2021 TVs closely.