Samsung Launches 2019 Lineup featuring 8K and 4K QLED TVs

A Detailed Look at What’s New

During the month of February, Samsung unveiled its complete line of premium and standard HDTVs. The premium QLED models will consist of five series starting with the flagship 8K Q900 series, and the 4K Q90R, Q80R, Q70R, and Q60R series. Screen sizes will range from 65” to 98-inches for the 8K models, while the 4K models will range from 43-inches, all the way up to a huge 82” screen size.

The standard 4K UHD models will be encompassed within the RU Series and will consist of the RU8000, RU7300 and RU7100, with screen sizes from 43” to 75-inches.

Samsung’s QLED Technology – I’m sure by now many of you are familiar with the term “QLED”, (not to be confused with OLED) but may not be certain of what it really means. I’ll give a brief description here: The name is because the TVs use quantum dot technology on an LED panel. Quantum dot + LED = QLED.

What is a quantum dot? Quantum dots (QDs) are tiny semiconductor particles a few nanometers in size, having optical and electronic properties that differ from larger LED particles. A quantum dot display (TV) is a display device that uses quantum dots, semiconductor nanocrystals which can produce pure monochromatic red, green, and blue light.

Quantum dot technology isn’t actually new; Samsung started using it back in 2015. However in its third generation, Samsung started calling its quantum dot tech “QLED”. In this latest application the particles have been changed, as they now have a new metal alloy core and new metal alloy shell. This enhancement has enabled greater color accuracy but also enables this color accuracy to be produced at higher peak brightness levels.

The end result – Samsung’s latest generation of QLED TVs create a much richer picture with deeper, truer colors than normal LED/LCD backlit televisions.

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2019 QLED 8K models:  Screen size, pricing and feature highlights listed below.

Q900 QLED Smart 8K UHD TV – Available now

Samsung Q900 8K QLED UHD

Size/Price

65” $4,999.99

75” $6,999.99

82” $9,999.99

85” $14,999.99

98” TBA

  • 8K screen resolution (7680 x 4320 pixels)
  • 8K AI Upscaling intelligently remasters content so you can enjoy today’s content in stunning 8K detail
  • 8K HDR – 8K depth of detail meets High Dynamic Range technology, enhancing the brightest and darkest colors for a breathtakingly realistic picture
  • Quantum HDR 32X (HDR 10, HDR 10+ and HLG formats) for extended picture contrast and brightness when viewing HDR content from connected sources or streamed via the TV’s built-in apps
  • Quantum Processor 8K – Samsung’s most powerful video processor delivers stunning picture quality
  • Direct Full Array Elite backlighting with local dimming features zones of precision-controlled LEDs for excellent contrast and shadow detail
  • Motion Rate 240 blur reduction (120Hz refresh rate)
  • Quantum Dot technology provides 100% Color Volume – full color with full brightness and incredibly accurate and rich color reproduction
  • 10-bit support enables over a billion shades of color
  • Ultra Viewing Angle panel technology reduces glare and enhances color to provide a vibrant picture no matter where you sit
  • OneRemote with built-in microphone for voice control
  • Ambient Mode helps the TV blend into your room when it’s wall-mounted, or shows screen savers featuring photos, artwork, or info like weather
  • Auto Game Mode – Get a leg up on the competition – your console automatically optimizes TV settings for an enhanced gaming experience with minimal input lag and ultrafast refresh rates.
  • One Invisible Connection – Just one slim cable for all your TV’s power and video connections, eliminating clutter.
  • One Connect Box – Connects your components to one separate box, not to the back of the TV.
  • No Gap Wall Mount – Hang your TV snug to the wall with the No Gap Wall Mount that’s easy to install and adjust.
  • Boundless 360° Design – The stunning, clean back and virtually bezel-free design keeps your focus on the incredible picture.
  • Connections: 4 HDMI 2.0b inputs, 1 Optical digital out, 3 USB inputs, 1 Ethernet port, RF input for antenna/cable signals, dual-band 802.11ac built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth wireless audio streaming to a compatible speaker or set of headphones

Note: HDMI 2.1 is currently not available on the Q900 which is needed to handle 8K/60p content. Samsung is expected to rollout a 2.1 upgrade One Connect box in early 2019. Samsung has said that once it is rolled out, an upgrade for the new box will be made available on request.

 Smart TV Features:

  • Built-in Bixby intelligent voice assistant
  • Supports voice control of compatible apps and works with Google Home-compatible voice control assistants and Amazon Alexa-compatible voice control assistants
  • Built-in Apple AirPlay 2 allows wireless streaming from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac (firmware update coming in March) and will provide access to iTunes Movies and TV Shows
  • TV-to-mobile and mobile-to-TV wireless mirroring

 

2019 QLED 4K models: Screen size, pricing and feature highlights listed below.

Q90R QLED Smart 4K UHD TV – Available now

Samsung Q90R QLED

Size/Price

65” $3,499.99

75” TBA

82” TBA

  • 4K screen resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels)
  • Quantum Dot technology provides 100% Color Volume – full color with full brightness
  • Quantum Processor 4K improves contrast, shadow detail, and color accuracy
  • Direct Full Array 16X backlighting with local dimming features zones of precision-controlled LEDs for excellent contrast and black levels
  • Quantum HDR 16X (HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG formats) for extended picture contrast and brightness when viewing HDR content from connected sources or the TV’s built-in apps
  • Motion Rate 240 blur reduction (120Hz refresh rate)
  • 4K AI Upscaling enhances standard-def and high-def video signals for optimum display on a 4K screen
  • Auto Game Mode optimizes settings for minimal lag and supports FreeSync variable refresh rate
  • Real Game Enhancer – To beat the competition, you have to have full control. Dynamic Black Equalizer gives you better visibility in the dark and uses detailed scene analysis to optimize image quality. It can even enhance the sound, so you can immerse yourself in the game
  • OneRemote with built-in microphone for voice control
  • Ambient mode helps the TV blend into your room when it’s wall-mounted, or shows screen savers featuring photos, artwork, or info like weather
  • One Connect Box – Connects your components to one separate box, not to the back of the TV
  • No Gap Wall Mount – Hang your TV snug to the wall with the No Gap Wall Mount that’s easy to install and adjust
  • Connections: 4 HDMI 2.0b inputs, 1 Optical digital out, 3 USB inputs, 1 Ethernet port, RF input for antenna/cable signals, dual-band 802.11ac built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth wireless audio streaming to a compatible speaker or set of headphones

Smart TV Features:

  • Built-in Bixby intelligent voice assistant
  • Supports voice control of compatible apps and works with Google Home-compatible voice control assistants and Amazon Alexa-compatible voice control assistants
  • Built-in Apple AirPlay 2 allows wireless streaming from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac (firmware update coming in March) and will provide access to iTunes Movies and TV Shows
  • TV-to-mobile and mobile-to-TV wireless mirroring

 

Q80R QLED Smart 4K UHD TV

Samsung Q80R QLED

Size/Price

65” $2,799.99

75” TBA

82” TBA

  • 4K screen resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels)
  • Quantum Dot technology provides 100% Color Volume – full color with full brightness
  • Quantum Processor 4K improves contrast, shadow detail, and color accuracy
  • Direct Full Array 8X backlighting with local dimming features zones of precision-controlled LEDs for excellent contrast and black levels
  • Quantum HDR 12X (HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG formats) for extended picture contrast and brightness when viewing HDR content from connected sources or the TV’s built-in apps
  • Motion Rate 240 blur reduction (120Hz refresh rate)
  • 4K AI Upscaling enhances standard-def and high-def video signals for optimum display on a 4K screen
  • Auto Game Mode optimizes settings for minimal lag and supports FreeSync variable refresh rate
  • Real Game Enhancer – To beat the competition, you have to have full control. Dynamic Black Equalizer gives you better visibility in the dark and uses detailed scene analysis to optimize image quality. It can even enhance the sound, so you can immerse yourself in the game
  • OneRemote with built-in microphone for voice control
  • Ambient mode helps the TV blend into your room when it’s wall-mounted, or shows screen savers featuring photos, artwork, or info like weather
  • One Connect Box – Connects your components to one separate box, not to the back of the TV
  • No Gap Wall Mount – Hang your TV snug to the wall with the No Gap Wall Mount that’s easy to install and adjust
  • Connections: 4 HDMI 2.0b inputs, 1 Optical digital out, 2 USB inputs, 1 Ethernet port, RF input for antenna/cable signals, dual-band 802.11ac built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth wireless audio streaming to a compatible speaker or set of headphones

Smart TV Features:

  • Built-in Bixby intelligent voice assistant
  • Supports voice control of compatible apps and works with Google Home-compatible voice control assistants and Amazon Alexa-compatible voice control assistants
  • Built-in Apple AirPlay 2 allows wireless streaming from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac (firmware update coming in March) and will provide access to iTunes Movies and TV Shows
  • TV-to-mobile and mobile-to-TV wireless mirroring

 

Q70R QLED Smart 4K UHD TV – Available now

Samsung Q70R QLED

Size/Price

49” $1,249.99

55” $1,499.99

65” $2,199.99

75” $3,299.99

82” TBA

  • 4K screen resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels)
  • Quantum Dot technology provides 100% Color Volume – full color with full brightness
  • Quantum Processor 4K improves contrast, shadow detail, and color accuracy
  • Direct Full Array 4X backlight with local dimming features zones of precision-controlled LEDs for excellent contrast and black levels
  • Quantum HDR 8X (HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG formats) for extended picture contrast and brightness when viewing HDR content from connected sources or the TV’s built-in apps
  • Motion Rate 240 blur reduction (120Hz refresh rate)
  • 4K AI Upscaling enhances standard-def and high-def video signals for optimum display on a 4K screen
  • Auto Game Mode optimizes settings for minimal lag and supports FreeSync variable refresh rate
  • Real Game Enhancer – To beat the competition, you have to have full control. Dynamic Black Equalizer gives you better visibility in the dark and uses detailed scene analysis to optimize image quality. It can even enhance the sound, so you can immerse yourself in the game
  • OneRemote with built-in microphone for voice control
  • Ambient mode helps the TV blend into your room when it’s wall-mounted, or shows screen savers featuring photos, artwork, or info like weather
  • Connections: 4 HDMI 2.0b inputs, 1 Optical digital out, 2 USB inputs, 1 Ethernet port, RF input for antenna/cable signals, dual-band 802.11ac built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth wireless audio streaming to a compatible speaker or set of headphones

Smart TV Features:

  • Built-in Bixby intelligent voice assistant
  • Supports voice control of compatible apps and works with Google Home-compatible voice control assistants and Amazon Alexa-compatible voice control assistants
  • Built-in Apple AirPlay 2 allows wireless streaming from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac (firmware update coming in March) and will provide access to iTunes Movies and TV Shows
  • TV-to-mobile and mobile-to-TV wireless mirroring

 

Q60R QLED Smart 4K UHD TV – Available now

Samsung Q60R OLED

Size/Price

43” TBA

49” $999.99

55” $1,199.99

65” $1,799.99

75” $2,999.99

82” TBA

  • 4K screen resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels)
  • Quantum Dot technology provides 100% Color Volume – full color with full brightness
  • Quantum Processor 4K improves contrast, shadow detail, and color accuracy
  • Quantum HDR 4X (HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG formats) for extended picture contrast and brightness when viewing HDR content from connected sources or the TV’s built-in apps
  • Ultra Slim Array edge-lit LED backlight with Supreme UHD Dimming (frame dimming)
  • Motion Rate 240 blur reduction (120Hz refresh rate)
  • 4K AI Upscaling enhances standard-def and high-def video signals for optimum display on a 4K screen
  • Auto Game Mode optimizes settings for minimal lag and supports FreeSync variable refresh rate
  • Real Game Enhancer – To beat the competition, you have to have full control. Dynamic Black Equalizer gives you better visibility in the dark and uses detailed scene analysis to optimize image quality. It can even enhance the sound, so you can immerse yourself in the game.
  • OneRemote with built-in microphone for voice control
  • Ambient mode helps the TV blend into your room when it’s wall-mounted, or shows screen savers featuring photos, artwork, or info like weather
  • Connections: 4 HDMI 2.0b inputs, 1 Optical digital out, 2 USB inputs, 1 Ethernet port, RF input for antenna/cable signals, dual-band 802.11ac built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth wireless audio streaming to a compatible speaker or set of headphones

Smart TV Features:

  • Built-in Bixby intelligent voice assistant
  • Supports voice control of compatible apps and works with Google Home-compatible voice control assistants and Amazon Alexa-compatible voice control assistants
  • Built-in Apple AirPlay 2 allows wireless streaming from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac (firmware update coming in March) and will provide access to iTunes Movies and TV Shows
  • TV-to-mobile and mobile-to-TV wireless mirroring

 

2019 LED/LCD 4K models: Screen size, pricing and feature highlights listed below.

RU8000 4K Smart UHD TV – Available now

Samsung RU8000 4K LED TV

Size/Price

49” $799.99

55” $999.99

65” $1,399.99

75” TBA

82” TBA

  • Dynamic Crystal Color – Millions of shades of color reveal a vibrant, lifelike picture
  • 4K UHD Processor – A powerful processor optimizes your TV’s performance with 4K picture quality.
  • Ultra Slim Array LED backlighting – The Ultra Slim Array dynamically fine tunes the deepness of the blacks, to the brightness of the whites, for a picture with great contrast.
  • HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG supported HDR formats
  • Motion Rate 240 blur reduction (120Hz refresh rate)
  • Smart TV with Bixby on TV – Control your TV with just your voice. Ask a question and explore what Bixby knows.
  • Supports voice control of compatible apps and works with Google Home-compatible voice control assistants and Amazon Alexa-compatible voice control assistants
  • Auto Game Mode – Get a leg up on the competition, thanks to an optimized gaming experience with minimal input lag.
  • Supports voice control of compatible apps and works with Google Home-compatible voice control assistants and Amazon Alexa-compatible voice control assistants
  • Real Game Enhancer – To beat the competition, you have to have full control. Dynamic Black Equalizer gives you better visibility in the dark and uses detailed scene analysis to optimize image quality. It can even enhance the sound, so you can immerse yourself in the game.
  • OneRemote with built-in microphone for voice control
  • Connections: 4 HDMI inputs, 1 Optical digital out, 2 USB inputs, 1 Ethernet port, RF input for antenna/cable signals, 802.11ac built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth wireless audio streaming to a compatible speaker or set of headphones

 

RU7300 4K Smart UHD TV (curved screen)

Samsung RU7300 4K UHD TV

Size/Price

55” TBA

65” TBA

  • PurColor – Enjoy a wide range of color fine-tuned to deliver a vibrant picture
  • 4K UHD Processor – A powerful processor optimizes your TV’s performance with 4K picture quality.
  • Ultra Slim Array LED backlighting – The Ultra Slim Array dynamically fine tunes the deepness of the blacks, to the brightness of the whites, for a picture with sensational contrast.
  • HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG supported HDR formats
  • Motion Rate 120 blur reduction (60Hz refresh rate)
  • Auto Game Mode – Get a leg up on the competition, thanks to an optimized gaming experience with minimal input lag.
  • Supports voice control of compatible apps and works with Google Home-compatible voice control assistants and Amazon Alexa-compatible voice control assistants
  • Auto Depth Enhancer – Experience an immersive sense of depth on a curved screen with optimized contrast across multiple zones of the picture.
  • Curved screen
  • Connections: 3 HDMI inputs, 1 Optical digital out, 1 Component input, 1 Composite shared w/ component, 2 USB inputs, 1 Ethernet port, RF input for antenna/cable signals, 802.11ac built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth wireless audio streaming to a compatible speaker or set of headphones

 

RU7100 4K Smart UHD TV

RU7100 4K UHD TV

Size/Price

43” TBA

49” TBA

55” $599.99

65” $899.99

58” TBA

65” TBA

75” TBA

  • PurColor – Enjoy a wide range of color fine-tuned to deliver a vibrant picture
  • 4K UHD Processor – A powerful processor optimizes your TV’s performance with 4K picture quality.
  • Edge-lit LED backlighting
  • UHD Dimming – Samsung’s UHD Dimming dynamically fine tunes the deepness of the blacks, to the brightness of the whites, for a picture with very good contrast.
  • HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG supported HDR formats
  • Motion Rate 120 blur reduction (60Hz refresh rate)
  • Auto Game Mode – Get a leg up on the competition, thanks to an optimized gaming experience with minimal input lag.
  • Supports voice control of compatible apps and works with Google Home-compatible voice control assistants and Amazon Alexa-compatible voice control assistants
  • Connections: 3 HDMI inputs, 1 Optical digital out, 1 Component input, 1 Composite shared w/ component, 2 USB inputs, 1 Ethernet port, RF input for antenna/cable signals, 802.11ac built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth wireless audio streaming to a compatible speaker or set of headphones

 

QLED Lifestyle 4K TVs

The Frame and Serif are lifestyle displays the blend with your home décor and appear more like works of art instead of TVs.

The Frame 4K QLED TV

In Art Mode, The Frame adapts to a room’s lighting so that the content on screen looks more natural. You can choose from hundreds of art pieces collected from several museums to assemble your preferred screensaver playlist. Subscribing to the Samsung Art Store costs $4.99 per month.

Size/Price

49” TBA

49” TBA

55” TBA

65” TBA

 

The Serif Series 4K QLED TV

The Serif is more of a design statement and looks nothing like a TV. It can basically double as a piece of furniture; there’s a shelf on top. A fabric cover conceals the port selection around back.

Size/Price

55” TBA

 

Samsung’s 2019 TV lineup will be available in March, with the exception of Lifestyle series which should be available in April. Other models are available now as noted above including the Q900 8K UHD TV.

Check back soon for updates.

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