Samsung Posts Pricing On 2022 QN85B, QN90B 4K Neo QLED TVs
Samsung continued to release pricing on its 2022 line of Neo QLED LED-LCD TVs in dribs and drabs, this time posting to its web site prices on two new 4K model series – the QN85B and the QN90B.
As previously reported here, Samsung released pricing on its 2022 step-down QN800B 8K Neo QLED series. This has now been joined by two of the company’s step-up 4K Neo QLED series for 2022. All are available or pre-order now on the Samsung website.
All of the Neo QLED models are based on Samsung’s full-array with local dimming Mini-LED backlight technology, first introduced by the company in 2021. The technology offers thousands of tiny LEDs capable of producing images with greater zone lighting control for deeper black and brighter peak highlights especially in High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. Wide color gamut and 100% color volume are presented with the help of quantum dot color enhancement film.
Supported high dynamic range (HDR) profiles include HDR10, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) and HDR10+.
Both series also incorporate the company’s Tizen v.7 OS platform with enhanced personalization and expanded smart features. This also includes the Ultra HD Alliance’s Filmmaker Mode bringing auto picture settings optimization for film-based content. The OS provides voice control support from the Bixby, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant platforms.
The sets add new gaming functions including support of a Game Bar Mode that allows on-the-fly picture setting adjustments while gaming and support of a new HDR10+ Gaming profile for video games with dynamic HDR.
For sound, both series support built-in wireless Dolby Atmos; and Object Tracking Sound that provides sound effects that seem to follow on-screen objects relative to the audience and scene positioning.
Both series have 4 HDMI 2.1 inputs supporting high-speed 48 Gbps for 4K/120Hz content, as well as variable refresh rate and FreeSync support; Auto Low Latency Mode. One HDMI port on each model will also support Auto Return Channel and new Enhanced Auto Return Channel sound, supporting passthrough of the highest quality and highest bandwidth-requiring surround sound formats.
Both series also support built NextGen TV ATSC 3.0 over the air tuning.
Models in both series will begin to ship in the March/April time frames and are available for pre—order now through the Samsung website.
Samsung QN90B 4K Ultra HD Neo QLED LED-LCD TVs
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Announced prices for the Samsung QN90B 4K series include the following four screen size options: 55-inch $1,799.99; 65-inch $2,499.99 and 85-inch $4,999.99.
Step-up features in this series include Ultra Wide Screen viewing angle support and Anti-Reflection technology for the screen.
The sets in this series also support up to 144Hz refresh rate mode this year for smoother gaming motion action.
On-board sound supports a 4.2.2-channel 60 total Watts surround experience, and Q-Symphony support for integrating onboard speakers with a supporting Samsung soundbar model.
Samsung QN85B 4K Ultra HD Neo QLED LED-LCD TVs
Announced prices for the step-down QN85B series models include the following four screen sizes: 55-inch $1,499.99; 65-inch $1,999.99; 75-inch $2,799.99 and 85-inch $3,999.99.
Step-up features in this series include Ultra Wide Screen viewing angle support and Anti-Reflection technology for the screen and a 120Hz screen refresh rate.
On-board sound supports a 2.2.2-channel 60 Watts surround experience and Q-Symphony support for integrating sound from onboard speakers with a supporting Samsung soundbar models.
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By Greg Tarr
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