Four years after unveiling The Wall at CES 2018, Samsung is ready to take its MicroLED technology mainstream. At CES 2023, the company announced that it will be offering 50-, 63-, 76-, 89-, 101-, 114- and 140-inch MicroLED models, significantly expanding consumer choices with the new display technology would expand . Samsung hasn’t provided pricing and availability information for the expanded line, but the company claims the new models are the most affordable MicroLED TVs yet. Since some of the devices are smaller than any MicroLED TVs Samsung has offered in the past, you also don’t have to pay for a professional to install them in your home.
Samsung claims its MicroLED line will set the standard for picture quality in 2023. And judging by the 76-inch model’s top-line features, that’s not just a boast from the company. The set has a variable refresh rate of 240 Hz and a response time of 2 nanoseconds. It also offers 20-bit black detail for “intense” contrast.
Samsung is also promising upgrades to its Neo QLED sets, starting with the line’s new flagship. The QN900C features an 8K Quantum MiniLED backlit panel that can reach a maximum brightness of 4,000 nits. As with Samsung’s 2022 Neo QLED sets, the QN900C features a 14-bit backlight. However, thanks to a tweak the company has made to its 8K Real Depth Enhancer Pro software, the TV offers even better contrast. Samsung also promises improved picture quality when watching older movies and TV shows thanks to the inclusion of its new Auto HDR remastering algorithm, which can automatically apply HDR effects to standard dynamic range content.
For those who prefer a 4K set, there’s also the QN935C. Samsung’s new 4K flagship features a redesigned power supply board that eliminates the need for an external junction box and allows for bezels less than 20mm thick. The QN935C also features top-firing speakers, allowing the set to produce Dolby Atmos sound without a dedicated soundbar. You can use both the QN900C and QN935C as a smart home hub, as Samsung’s entire 2023 Neo QLED lineup will have built-in Zigbee and Matter Thread all-in-one modules.
At last year’s CES, Samsung introduced its new QD-OLED technology. This year, the company is adding additional models to the lineup, including an all-new 77-inch model. As previously announced, the 2023 QD OLED TV lineup will offer up to 2,000 nits of peak brightness thanks to Samsung’s new HyperEfficient EL OLED material and IntelliSense AI. Samsung says its latest panels are also more energy efficient, supporting 144Hz refresh rates. In addition, the company has made every effort to have the panels AMD FreeSync Premium Pro certified. Samsung hasn’t announced pricing and availability for its QD OLED line. Expect these details to emerge in the coming weeks.
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