Samsung has announced prices for its 4K and 8K Neo QLED TVs, which use mini-LED technology with thousands of LEDs to increase backlight and brightness performance. The 4K models range from 55 “to 85” screen sizes, while the 8K TVs range from 65 to 85 “. Samsung says all models will ship next month.
At the top end of the Neo QLED 8K range is the QN900A series. The TVs are equipped with Quantum Matrix Technology Pro technology, which combines mini-LEDs with a backlight dimming system that is more precise than previous versions, according to Samsung. According to the company, the Neo Quantum Processor 8K can improve image quality through AI optimization from scene to scene.
There’s support for HDR10 +, 8K AI upscaling, and a refresh rate of 120Hz, while Samsung claims the TV can automatically configure 3D audio based on its positioning and room acoustics. The Multi View feature lets you view video from up to four inputs at the same time – ideal for keeping an eye on a sporting event or the news while watching a show or playing a game.
The Super Ultrawide GameView mode lets you play PC games at very large resolutions (think 21: 9 and 32: 9 ratios). The Game Bar feature allows you to check the frame rate per second, check the input delay, and adjust the wireless headset settings while playing the game. You also get the new solar powered remote control from Samsung that you can use to operate the TV.
The QN800A takes things back a little. It offers 4.2.2 surround sound instead of 6.2.2, 70 W audio (the speakers of the QN900A have an output of 80 W) and Quantum HDR 32x support instead of 48x.
The QN900A range starts at $ 5,000 for the 65-inch model. The 75-inch version costs $ 7,000, and if you choose the 85-inch display, you get $ 9,000 back. The QN800A series is priced at $ 3,500 (65 “), $ 4,800 (75”), and $ 6,500 (85 “). Samsung plans to ship all of these 8K TVs by March 13th. For those pre-ordering either series, the company will offer $ 120 worth of professional assembly.
If you’re not ready to take the plunge to 8K but are still in the market for a brand new 4K set, Samsung may have you covered. The Neo QLED 4K TVs use the same mini-LED technology as the 8K models and feature 4K AI upscaling, Quantum HDR 32x, a refresh rate of 120 Hz, a solar-powered remote control, Object Tracking Sound + (OTS +) and much more more. The QN90A series ships through March 6 and is priced at $ 1,800 for the 55-inch model, $ 2,600 for the 65-inch version, $ 3,500 for the 75-inch, and $ 5,000 for the 85 in.
The QN85A models have Quantum HDR 24X instead of Quantum HDR 32x. They use Samsung’s Object Tracking Sound System with high fire speakers, while the QN90A models have speakers built into all sides of the TV. The QN85A series starts at $ 1,600 for the 55-inch version. The 65-inch, 75-inch, and 85-inch models cost more than $ 2,200, $ 3,000, or $ 4,500. The company says these TVs will ship through March 20.