Samsung has started showing off its premium 4K and 8K QLED TVs for 2021, and we’ve got the details on what’s new this time.
Every year a new generation of Samsung TVs is introduced, bringing with it a host of picture advancements, design revisions, and new iterations of existing television models. This year is different, as a lot of them are, in fact, different – and we have the details of the QLED gadgets announced by Samsung so far.
CES 2021 is upon us, and while the massive annual tech expo has been forced to come online this time, we’re still seeing a lot of big announcements, especially around TVs.
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Samsung has only shown off a handful of high-end models so far, with a mix of 4K and 8K TVs , as well as an update to Samsung The Frame that dramatically slims the TV down.
What’s new in Samsung TVs this year?
While most years offer an increase in contrast here and a new magnification algorithm there, Samsung’s 2021 Neo QLED lineup is actually the biggest step forward for the South Korean electronics maker in the last five years. . What the Neo QLED promises are smaller LED backlights, similar but not entirely identical to the MiniLED technology that Samsung uses on The Wall.
Because the LEDs are grouped closer together, Neo QLED TVs promise a dramatic increase in brightness , a reduction in flare, and wider viewing angles. Coupled with a built-in light sensor and improved quantum processor, a Neo QLED TV can redirect power in the blink of an eye, increasing the brightness of HDR reflections on one part of the screen, while other parts are almost on. black.
Although the resulting image will never have the same contrast as OLED TVs, Neo QLED TVs will achieve 100% color volume for the DCI-P3 , and will have a higher peak brightness overall – so expect them to be super bright. and colorful.
Samsung TV Software
On the software side, Samsung is updating Tizen to better suit our new work-from-home lifestyle. For starters, you’re adding remote access that will allow you to browse your office PC from your Samsung TV at home, and when it’s time to relax with your family and friends, you can make Google Duo calls directly on your smart TV by connecting a high definition webcam.
Samsung TV 2021 for Video Games
What gamers will appreciate is that all of the new Neo QLED TVs shown thus far support 4K / 120 gameplay with VRR as well as ALLM . Samsung says that TVs average 9.8ms of input lag and HGiG if you connect your PC. Two final features for gamers are the 32: 9 aspect ratio mode which, on a 65-inch TV, is about 59 inches wide and wider than the largest ultra-wide gaming monitor, plus a new bar. game that shows real-time FPS and input lag.
Technology Samsung TVs
There is extremely impressive technology at the heart of it. While the company is pushing MicroLEDs as the TV technology of the future, it is using miniaturized LEDs in the backlights of QLEDs this year. Samsung explains that most typical LED sizes are made up of its protective packaging and light guide lens, both of which are eliminated by so-called “new LEDs.” Not only that, it has also miniaturized the LEDs themselves, to a rather surprising effect.
As part of a video presentation, Samsung demonstrated the degree of difference by putting a Petri dish with 100 traditional backlight LEDs next to another with its new LEDs. Traditional LEDs are big and clear, filling your plate, while New LEDs genuinely look like nothing more than shiny grains of sand. Samsung says New LEDs are forty times the size of traditional LEDs, but even that doesn’t convey how incredibly small they seem. Instead of a lens, Samsung’s new LED backlights use a new “microlayer” that guides light through quantum dots.
The result is that there are apparently no light leaksor bloom, and because the newer LEDs are so much smaller, they can be packaged in significantly more numbers of them. Of course, Samsung isn’t the first TV brand to use Mini LED, but the company claims they are the smallest and most accurate out there – that was before LG announced its own Mini LED TVs. Samsung Neo QLED TVs are powered by a new “quantum processor” that apparently brings with it, among other things, more precise dimming and a local power distribution function that sends power to the brightest areas of the picture and away from the darkest parts. The most premium models feature Samsung’s ultra-viewing angle technology, which has impressed us in the past,
Sound TV Samsung 2021
As for sound, Samsung continues with its OTS technology. All 2021 QLEDs have some kind of OTS. On the gaming front, meanwhile, Samsung is citing an input lag of just 9.8ms , in addition to continued support for 4K @ 120Hz , ALLM, VRR, and HGiG. You’ll find the fruits of that work on our Samsung 2021 TV show.