So why bother with a preview of the Samsung 2020 TV range – some of which won’t make it here? The answer is simple there is some neat new tech that TV buyers may decide is worth waiting for – or to bag a bargain from its 2019 range.
Here is what we know
Samsung 2020 TV Range
We will ignore any country-specific model numbers but take
note that the letter ‘T’ identifies the 2020 range – R was for 2019.
Samsung is developing MicoLED as an OLED alternative. It has
modular TVs from 75-292” but if you need to ask the price its not for you.
Suffice to say that while other makers are talking about mini-LED, this is a
far more exciting and sophisticated technology.
Model Q950 QLED (Quantum Dot) in, 65, 75 and 85” with a 4000-nit,
100% DCI-P3, FALD (full-array backlit), bezel-free (edgeless) design that defies
all but the LG Wall OLED panels. It uses the Samsung Gen 2 8K Quantum processor
that has on-device deep learning as well as AI. The panel has Samsung’s ultra-wide
viewing technology and an Adaptive Picture mode to adjust the image to room conditions.
Sound-wise it has a 4.2.2 system and speakers hidden behind
the glass (its only 15mm deep) to give a wider sound stage. Of course, it has HDR10+
(Samsung’s version of Dolby Vision), Dolby Atmos support. Almost all TV models
support Samsung Q-Symphony mode that with the appropriate soundbar uses the TV
speakers as well for a wider sound stage.
It has an external One Connect box (with HDMI2.1) that you
can place away from the TV. It is likely to support ATSC 3.0 for true 4K FTA TV.
There may be Q900 (65 and 75”) and Q800 (55-98”) models as
well –but these incorporate the electronics into the TV so it will be wider, at
least at the base. Peak brightness is 2000-nits.
4K QLED (Quantum Dot) x 5 ranges from 43-85”
Q95 – FALD, 2000-nits, Gen 2 4K Quantum
processor, ultra-wide view, Q-Symphony and OTS+ (Object tracking sound), One
– as above but fewer dimming zones, wide view
– as above – ditto – no One Connect
– Dual Edge-lit (uses two LEDs – one each warm and cool) to extend colour gamut,
4K Quantum processor, basic wide-view
– Edge-Lit, lower capacity processor, no wide-view