An Informative Look at Samsung’s 2020 QLED TV Lineup

Samsung Q900TS 8K TV

Introducing new 8K and 4K models with larger screen sizes

Samsung recently announced (3/5/20) its 2020 QLED displays. These latest models will include an expanded 8K lineup in addition to their new 4K offerings. These models will also have new and refined features that reflect Samsung’s industry expertise. More info on these features below.

Here is a quick rundown of Samsung’s 2020 QLED model lineup:

QLED 8K TVs

Q950TS: screen sizes – 65”, 75”, 85”

Available pricing: 85″ $12,999.99

Samsung Q950TS

Q950TS

 

Q900TS: screen sizes – 65”, 75”, 85”

Available Pricing: 65″ $5,499.99, 75″ $7,499.99, 85″ $9,999.99

Samsung Q900TS

Q900TS

 

Q800T: screen sizes – 65”, 75”, 82”

Available pricing: 65″ $3,499.99, 75″ $4,999.99, 82″ $6,999.99

Samsung Q800T

Q800T

Key features for 8K models:

  • Quantum Processor 8K
  • Direct Full Array 32X (950TS, 900TS)
  • Direct Full Array 24X (800T)
  • 8K AI Upscaling
  • Quantum HDR 32X (950TS, 900TS)
  • Quantum HDR 16X (800T)
  • Infinity Screen – edge to edge viewing (950TS, 900TS)
  • Object Tracking Sound+
  • Ultra Viewing Angle
  • Quantum Dot Technology – 100% Color Volume
  • Real Game Enhancer+ (supports FreeSync variable refresh rate)
  • Q Symphony
  • Ambient Mode+
  • Adaptive Picture
  • ATSC 3.0 Tuner
  • Tizen powered smart TV OS
  • HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG high dynamic range formats supported

 

QLED 4K TVs

Q90T: screen sizes – 55”, 65”, 75”, 85”

Available pricing: 55″ $1,799.99, 65″ $2,499.99, 75″ $3,799.99, 85″ $5,299.99

Samsung Q90T

Q90T

 

Q80T: screen sizes – 49”, 55”, 65”, 75”, 85”

Available pricing: 49″ $1,799.99, 55″ $1,299.99, 65″ $1,799.99, 75″ $2,799.99, 85″ $3,999.99

Samsung Q80T

Q80T

 

Q70T: screen sizes – 55”, 65”, 75”, 82”, 85”

Available pricing: 55″ $999.99, 65″ $1,299.99, 75″ $2,199.99, 85″ $3,299.99

Samsung Q70T

Q70T

 

Q60T: screen sizes – 43”, 50”, 55”, 58”, 65”, 75”, 85”

Available pricing: 43″ $529.99, 50″ $649.99, 55″ $699.99, 58″ $899.99, 65″ $999.99, 75″ $1,699.99, 85″ $2,699.99

Samsung Q60T

Q60T

Key features for Q90T and Q80T 4K models:

  • Quantum Processor 4K
  • Direct Full Array 16X (90T)
  • Direct Full Array 12X (80T)
  • Quantum HDR 16X (90T)
  • Quantum HDR 12X (80T)
  • Ultra Viewing Angle (90T)
  • Quantum Dot Technology – 100% Color Volume
  • 4K AI Upscaling
  • Real Game Enhancer+ (supports FreeSync variable refresh rate)
  • Ambient Mode+
  • Object Tracking Sound
  • Adaptive Picture
  • Q Symphony
  • OneRemote
  • Tizen powered smart TV OS
  • HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG high dynamic range formats supported

Key features for Q70T and Q60T 4K models:

  • Quantum Processor 4K
  • Ambient Mode+
  • Quantum HDR
  • Edge-lit Dual LED backlighting rotates cool tone and warm tone LEDs for improved picture contrast
  • 4K AI Upscaling
  • HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG high dynamic range formats supported
  • Adaptive Picture
  • 100% Color Volume – Quantum Dot Color Technology
  • Real Game Enhancer+( supports FreeSync variable refresh rate) Not available on Q60T
  • Tizen powered smart TV OS
  • Built-in Apple AirPlay 2 allows wireless streaming from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac
  • Q70T has 120Hz refresh rate (Q60T has 60Hz refresh rate)
  • OneRemote

The following info in italics is from Samsung’s recent press release and gives complete coverage of the models listed above:

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today (3/5/20) that its new and expanded line of 2020 QLED 4K and 8K TV models are available for purchase or pre-order on Samsung.com and at select retailers nationwide. This year’s line features an expanded 8K Series, larger screen sizes for 4K and 8K models, improved AI capabilities designed to provide the most pristine picture quality and dynamic sound experience available today.

In addition to cutting-edge picture quality and enhanced audio performance, Samsung’s new 2020 QLED line offers consumers instant access to a diverse selection of entertainment with Samsung TV Plus. With over 100 channels of streaming content, consumers will have the chance to explore what they’re passionate about, across genres like News, Sports, Gaming and Lifestyle. Samsung TV Plus is free and works right out of the box without additional devices or subscriptions.

Also on the QLED line this year is Samsung Health – a fitness and wellness solution that can integrate seamlessly into people’s hectic schedules. Whenever it’s convenient for them, consumers will be able to see their activities, track their progress, and pursue shared fitness goals with their entire family. Plus, they will have access to free and exclusive content from leading partners, including Calm, Fit plan, Jillian Michaels Fitness, Echelon, obey Fitness, barre3 and more.

“Our 2020 QLED line is the best of all worlds. With industry-leading picture quality, breathtaking design and smart capabilities that are as useful as they are innovative, the 2020 QLED line exceeds our consumers’ expectations,” said James Fisher, SVP, Consumer Electronics, Samsung Electronics America. “Whether it’s the new ‘infinity screen’ that virtually eliminates bezels, the new Quantum Processors that push the boundaries of resolution, or our Smart TV Powered by Tizen that expands access to entertainment, wellness and control, our 2020 QLED line is perfectly positioned to deliver the personalized experiences our consumers care about the most.”

Consumers have been demanding larger and larger screens – and Samsung’s 2020 line delivers. That’s why Samsung’s QLED line offers 4K and 8K models in a wide range of sizes to suit the unique needs of every home and every lifestyle. The 2020 QLED 8K line has expanded to three series—Q950TS, Q900TS and Q800T—which are available in four sizes ranging from 65 to 85 inches. They are joined by the 2020 QLED 4K line, which spans four series—Q90T, Q80T, Q70T and Q60T—that range in eight sizes from 43 to 85 inches.

Reinvented TV Design

The flagship Q950TS is Samsung’s first TV to combine premium 8K picture quality with powerful surround-sound audio and a stunning, ultra-thin form factor. By practically eliminating the bezel around the display, Samsung’s Infinity Screen offers a screen-to-body ratio of nearly 99 percent, the highest in the industry. The result is that when consumers watch from the average viewing distance of 10-15 feet, the bezels seem to disappear, creating an effect where the screen appears to elegantly float in the air.

In addition to the bezel-free viewing experience, the Q950TS boasts an incredibly thin width of 15 millimeters, with a completely flat back that allows it to be placed flush against the wall – or, alternatively, its slim silhouette looks equally striking atop a media console.

This year’s QLED 8K Direct Full Array adds local power distribution to fine-tune dimming zones, resulting in images that are as much as 20 percent brighter – easing the viewing experience significantly. When combined with Quantum HDR, which expresses full range contrast, the result is brighter lights and darker blacks across all HDR content, so that consumers can view their favorite content in as rich detail as possible.

8K Quantum Processor Powerhouse

As the 8K content ecosystem continues to grow, Samsung has developed an AI deep-learning capability that automatically upscales all non-8K content to pristine and true-to-life 8K resolution. The new, redesigned AI Quantum Processor 8K adds a neural network this year, restoring fine details that would otherwise not be visible – creating a beautiful, optimized picture with the rich, realistic colors of QLED.

The AI Quantum Processor – the powerhouse behind the flagship display – also features Adaptive Picture. It does more than just adjust for ambient light – Adaptive Picture uses a built-in sensor that analyzes both the brightness of the room and the visuals being displayed to deliver the optimal experience regardless of the viewing environment.

To round out its revolutionary capabilities, Samsung’s Quantum Processor optimizes the listening experience as well – with the ability to adjust sound levels in response to ambient noise in the room. As a result, even when there’s a noisy distraction like a vacuum or blender, the viewing experience will not be disrupted.

The 2020 QLED series introduces premium sound enhancements, such as Object Tracking Sound (OTS)(*1)and OTS+(*2), each of which delivers a sound experience perfectly aligned with the picture. Newly added speakers on the front, sides and back of the TV create an immersive, three-dimensional soundscape that tracks the movement of objects on screen, and adjusts the audio to make it sound like the action is happening all around you. Combined with a new Active Voice Amplifier (AVA), which provides real-time noise intelligence by detecting ambient noise and automatically enhancing voice clarity, the 2020 QLED series delivers dimensional and dynamic audio that lives up to the large screen viewing experience.

The new Samsung Symphony feature creates a more dynamic listening experience by pairing the TV speaker(*3) with the audio of a 2020 Samsung Q series soundbar (such as the Q800, a 2020 CES Best of Innovation honoree). By utilizing both of these audio channels, Samsung Symphony delivers a fuller, more dynamic sound that must be heard to be believed.

Making the Best Gaming TV Even Better

Real Game Enhancer+ offers multiple variable refresh rates, which provide smooth and clear game pictures without any tearing or stuttering.

What’s more, a new Surround Sound feature offers OTS and Adaptive Sound+, meaning gamers can play with directional, dimensional game sound for a fully immersive experience.

We also know that gamers like to multitask while they play – whether they’re consuming other content or enhancing their gameplay. Multi-View allows users to watch streaming content, such as YouTube walkthroughs or other videos, and use social media while playing games – at the same time, on the same screen, so they don’t have to consult back and forth between multiple devices.

An Ambient Mode with New Categories and More Content

Samsung’s award-winning Ambient Mode has been updated for the 2020 TV line. Ambient Mode+(*4) offers more experiences geared towards users, designed to satisfy each individual’s needs and tastes. Because Bixby, Samsung’s AI assistant, is getting even smarter, consumers can now use voice commands to automatically choose video, music, and effect sounds to change the mood of a room. For example, request Bixby to create a calm atmosphere, and the TV will display a relaxing backdrop on the screen.

Additional user-centric features of Ambient Mode+ include more intuitive and simpler mobile uploads, more photo filter effect options, as well as a new auto gallery that automatically chooses the most appealing picture layout based on the number and ratio of selected photos.

Lastly, we recognize that our customers value having choices when it comes to voice assistants. That’s why, in addition to Bixby, the 2020 QLED line will feature Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant – all built into the TV with added capabilities for 2020. Now users will enjoy easier access to the content they love, with expanded smart home and TV control capabilities.

1 Available on Q80T and Q90T 4K models.

2 Available on Q800T, Q900TS and Q950TS 8K models.

3 Available on Q80T and above.

4 Available on Q70T and above.

This is the latest info I have available. Check back regularly for updates on features, pricing and availability.

Also, click here to check out Samsung’s 2020 standard 4K TV lineup (non QLED models).

Samsung Q90T 4K TV

All image credit Samsung

Pricing updated on 3/22/20

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