Samsung’s 8K Q700T Not Slated For The U.S.
This just in from Samsung’s “It Can’t Happen Here Department:”
Samsung’s entry level 8K QLED TV series, the Q700T, which we recently reported on after it was announced by the company’s U.K. sales operations, will not be coming to the United States after all, HD Guru was told.
A company representative delivered us a terse reply to our query stating that the Q700T 8K QLED series “is not coming to the U.S., it’s a Europe-only model.”
So if you are reading this from the U.S., we’ll translate — fuhgeddaboudit!
Chin up — The series features only two screen sizes, both of which are on the smaller side for 8K resolution viewed at traditional seating distances in the home. The models also have fewer dimming zones than step-up series and are likely to appear generally dimmer than current and previous Samsung 8K QLED TVs. However, the sets do provide some step-up features from a few cheaper 4K QLED series models this year, and for that reason might be worthy of consideration to some of our readers across the pond.
Pricing in the U.K. for the Q700T starts at £1,999 (approximately $2,675) for the 55-inch version and is available online now from Samsung.com/uk. The 65-inch is being listed in the U.K. at a street price of £2,699 ($3,610)/(£2,999 suggested retail).
U.S. consumers looking to get into a Samsung 8K QLED TV will have to start out with the Q800T series, or step up to the nearly “bezel-less” design Q900TS and Q950TS 8K series.
We expect those who care to wait or stick with 4K resolution will have a wider range of affordable options in 2021, and likely with greater availability of newer features like full-bandwidth (48Gbps) HDMI 2.1 ports and additional display technologies.
Or, you can wait a few months and see what Black Friday has to offer in deals for 2020 models.
In the meantime, check out our review of the Q800T series here.
If you are so inclined, we’ve included a listing of some Labor Day specials on 2020 Samsung TVs and soundbars that might still be available if you act fast. Click the links below to find the latest available prices from Amazon:
9.1.4-ch soundbar with Dolby Atmos/DTS:X, Alexa built in
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Samsung Q950TS Flagship 8K QLED “Bezel-less” Full Array LED LCD TVs
Samsung 85-Inch QN85Q950TS Top of the Line 8K QLED TV, $1,000 off, $11,997.99
Samsung Q900TS 8K Full Array QLED TVs
Samsung Q800T 8K Full Array QLED TV
Samsung Q90T 4K Full-Array QLED TVs
Samsung Q80T 4K Full-Array QLED TVs
Samsung Q70T 4K Edge-Lit QLED TVs
Samsung Q60T 4K Edge-Lit QLED TVs
Samsung 2020 The Frame LS03T 4K QLED TV Series
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By Greg Tarr
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