Samsung’s New 2021 Neo QLED 8K TVs start at $3,500
We’re still waiting for pricing on Samsung’s MicroLED TV and its entire 2021 TV and Soundbar line, but today the company has pre-ordered pricing and availability for its new line of Neo QLED models in 4K and 8K versions . Many models and sizes are still missing from the list, but here’s what we know so far (we will update this list as more pricing information is revealed).
If you’ve been anticipating the release of these TVs, Samsung is giving you one more reason to pull out your credit card: all pre-orders will receive free professional TV assembly service, which Samsung says is worth $ 120.
2021 Samsung 8K Neo QLED TV
Samsung’s flagship QLED TV models come in two versions (QN900A and QN800A) and are getting some nice upgrades for 2021. The TVs are powered by a new mini-LED backlight (the Neo part of the name) that makes these models Even better black should give level, contrast and brightness than with the 8K televisions of last year. Along with this new display comes a new image processor, the Samsung Neo Quantum Processor 8K, which we expect to be able to upscale non-8K content even better to 8K resolution.
The two models share many features in common, including an edge-to-edge image, a super slim body, support for 120 Hz when viewing 4K content, a range of dedicated gaming features, and support for HDR10 + Adaptive.
However, the Q900A offers better HDR performance (48x versus 32x) and an 80 watt 6.2.2 speaker system (versus 70 watts, 4.2.2 for the Q800A). All models can currently be pre-ordered and will be available from March 2021.
2021 Samsung 4K Neo QLED TV
Samsung’s 4K TVs will also improve picture quality in 2021 thanks to the Neo-equipped QLED panels. There are two types: QN90A and QN85A.
These models have four HDMI inputs and use the Samsung Neo Quantum Processor 4K. They have practically no bezel, but their depth is not quite as slim as the 8K Neo QLED models. Still, they support a variety of features including HDR10 +, Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, automatic game mode, and object tracking sound.
The QN90A offers better HDR performance (32x versus 24x for the QN85A) and better sound with a 4.2.2-channel system with 60 watts compared to a 2.2.2-channel system with 60 watts for the QN85A. All models can currently be pre-ordered and will be available from March 2021.