There is finally a Samsung QD-OLED TV on the market

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Image: Samsung – Pre-orders for the Samsung OLED TV begin at $2,399. At CES 2022, Samsung unveiled a slew of new flagship TVs, including some that were pre-ordered by the public. However, three words buried in the press release caught my eye: Samsung OLED TV.

When contacted, Samsung verified that the QD-OLED screen technology will be used in their OLED TV (S95B), which had been rumored but never confirmed. If you’ve ever heard of OLED before, you’ll understand the misunderstanding, but Samsung seems to want people to identify OLED with its brand rather than its rival in the Korean OLED TV market, LG.

Infinite contrast ratios, perfect black levels, and high brightness levels are all possible with QD-OLED, which combines the best of Quantum Dot and OLED technology. As explained in our tutorial on QD-OLED technology, quantum dots lie on a separate layer in front of an OLED one and produce blue light to illuminate pixels with red and green quantum dots, which can be read more about here. To achieve real white light, each pixel is effectively transformed into three subpixels that cover red, green, and blue.

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Samsung’s OLED TV is the company’s first product to use QD-OLED technology, although it isn’t the first. A QD-OLED monitor from Sony and an Alienware monitor with the same panel technology were both showcased at CES 2022. For Samsung to keep quiet on what may be one of the company’s most anticipated products of the year is odd. What’s more, this is huge for the television business.

Now, let’s get back to the TV. Neural Quantum Processor from the Neo 8K is used to optimize upscaled pictures in Samsung OLED. It runs on Tizen, a simple-to-use proprietary TV operating system that is present on most Samsung televisions. The OLED TV’s sound quality, which supports Object Tracking Sound and Dolby Atmos for a surround sound effect, and Q-Sympathy for simultaneously playing music via your TV and speaker, is also being praised by the firm.

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An “OLED brightness enhancer” is worth mentioning. Despite the fact that Samsung didn’t give brightness ratings, this functionality is encouraging. With the introduction of QD-OLED, it is hoped that OLED panels would be able to compete with backlit displays in brightness. In addition to HDR10+ and a 120Hz refresh rate, the Samsung OLED supports HDR10+ and boasts an unique hybrid technology that might convince you to upgrade your present TV.

This device is known as “LaserSlim” by Samsung because to its ultra-thin design. However, based on the images Samsung released, the television appears to be exceedingly thin (1.6 inches without the stand). For gamers, there are four HDMI connectors on the back, all of which support 4K at 120Hz.

Pre-orders for the 55-inch and 65-inch models of the Samsung OLED S95B start at $2,399 and $3,499, respectively. Size-wise, Sony’s models are identical, but no pricing information has been disclosed.