The Samsung 2021 TV range includes Samsung’s new Neo QLED and a 110” Micro-LED. We expect to see both technologies in Australia.
Samsung 2021 TV range – What is Neo QLED?
It is primarily a new back lighting technology to replace fully array local dimming LEDs (FALD) and Edge-Lit for premium Samsung QLED flagship 8K (QN900A) and 4K (QN90A) TVs. Neo is essentially a MiniLED (1/40 the size of a standard LED and bigger than a micro-LED) that blankets the back of the screen with even light. It allows for thinner panels and should be far brighter than current back lights technology.
Then Samsung’s Neo Quantum processor takes over and manages the backlight with its Quantum Matrix Technology. We don’t have any meaningful specifications yet – Samsung simply says Neo QLED increases the luminance scale to 12-bit with 4096 steps. And importantly its new processor has even better Multi-Intelligence AI upscaling to both 4K and 8K.
Initial reports are that the 8K is a stunner with a bezel-less Infinity screen, integrated Q-Symphony speakers (work in tandem with the Samsung Q-Symphony soundbars), Object Tracking Sound Pro (OTS) and a type of external ‘Slim One-connect’ box for the electronics. These naturally include HDMI 2.1, eARC and an HDR10+ Adaptive feature.
These TVs include
Samsung Health transforms the home into a personal gym. Smart Trainer provides feedback on form during and post-workout, helps you count your reps, and estimates calories burned. With video and interactive training via Bixby-enabled voice control, Samsung Health Smart Trainer elevates and personalizes the home workout experience.
Super Ultrawide GameView gives gamers the option to play not only at the wide 21:9 aspect ratio but even at the ultrawide 32:9 ratio. Game Bar lets players quickly monitor and adjust critical aspects of play – whether that’s switching aspect ratios, checking input lag, or connecting a headset. FreeSync Premium Pro minimizes stuttering.
Google Duo for high-quality, high-speed video call that up to 32 people can join Add a smart camera solution, the camera can follow your movements. It will automatically zoom in and out, so you’re just the right size, always in focus.
PC on TV on Samsung devices – a connected mouse, keyboard, and PC. Consumers can also directly access MS Office 365 through the TV’s web browser to create and edit documents.
We anticipate that the 2021 range includes:
85, 75, 65, 55, 50″
85, 75, 65, 55″
85, 75, 70, 65, 60, 55, 50, 43″
LS703A (The Frame 2021)
75, 65, 55, 50, 43″
75, 65, 55, 50, 43″
As the name micro indicates these are micro-metre sized self-emissive LEDs, and the 110” has 24,000,000 of them. 4K requires 8 million pixels so you can assume these are separate Red, Green and Blue micro-LEDs.
We only have Samsung-provided information but in essence:
100% of the DCI-P3 and Adobe RGB colour gamut
Micro-LED life 100,000 hours, or over a decade
99.9% screen to body ration – edgeless
Majestic Sound System 5.1 channel sound
Object Tracking Sound Pro identifies moving objects and projects the sound to follow the action
4Vue (Quad View) to watch up to four different content sources simultaneously
Price – don’t ask but over $200,000.
The 2021 Frame is 50% slimmer, has new frame colours and finishes and new content options in the 1400+ Art Store.
As we continue to reimagine the role of the TV in our homes, Samsung’s impressive lifestyle TV range will showcase new design forms and software updates that meet the changing consumer demands as our spaces become an extension of ourselves.”
Hass Mahdi, Director of Audio Visual at Samsung Electronics Australia