Samsung launches its range of QLED TVs for 2019
At an event in Porto, Portugal, Samsung has launched its entire lineup of QLED TVs for 2019. The company has introduced over 20 new models, ranging from the top-end Q950R 8K TVs to the entry-level Q60R series. Further, Samsung has also updated most of the TVs with Ultra Viewing Angle and Direct-Full- Array technologies to enhance the viewer experience. Here's our roundup.
In keeping with consumer trends, Samsung's 8K Q850R line-up is now available in sizes ranging from 65-inch to 98-inch. The company has also revised its Q90/85/80/70/60R 4K TV range to offer display sizes from 43-inch to 82-inch.
The top-end Q90 and Q80 series TVs now come with "Ultra Viewing Angle technology, which helps evenly light up the screen to offer better viewing angle and reduced glare." Moreover, the Q90, Q80, and Q70 series' models also feature full-array local dimming technology which allows LED panels to adjust brightness (depending on the scene) for improved black levels and contrast.
Samsung has upgraded its 4K QLED range with the Quantum Processor that we saw on last year's 8K TVs. This imaging processor allows the TV to upscale any picture to refine its color accuracy and brightness for the best possible quality.
Samsung has also updated its 2019 QLED TVs with a newer version of Bixby that will allow users to access content via voice commands while the Universal Guide will now suggest content based on user preferences. Moreover, the TVs retain HDR 10+ (unfortunately, no Dolby Vision HDR for now) along with the Q90/Q80/Q70 models getting Dolby Atmos support and HDMI 2.1 (Q90 range only).
While Samsung is yet to announce the price and availability details of all the models, it has listed some of the new models on its website. In the Q900 8K range, the 85-inch, 82-inch, 75-inch and 65-inch models are listed at $15,000, $10,000, $7,000 and $5,000, respectively. Lastly, most of the 2019 TVs are available for pre-ordering and will be shipped by early March.