Samsung’s 4K and 8K Neo QLED TVs are powered by Mini-LEDs

Samsung has just revealed the first of its 2021 line-up of TVs, led by the new Neo QLED range, which features next-gen Mini-LED tech to make the sets thinner while taking a leap forward for image quality too you should absolutely expect these to be troubling our list of the best TVs when they’re released.

There are two models named so far: the flagship 8K QN900A and the 4K QN90A TVs. We’re still waiting on the price, release date and sizes for these screens, but we expect them to be similar to the Samsung Q950TS and Samsung Q90T at launch.

Samsung is calling its version of the Mini-LED technology ‘Quantum Matrix’, and each LED light in the backlight is just 1/40th the thickness of previous LEDs, meaning that huge numbers of them can be packed into ultra-slim designs.

While we don’t have many specific details about the Neo QLED sets yet, you can expect the largest sets to be 8K TVs. And given the lack of native 8K content, the company is focusing on AI-based upscaling to give lower resolutions a bit of added sharpness. Samsung is also debuting a few new features with these Neo QLED sets: Google Duo chatting with an optional camera accessory; a “super ultrawide gameview” mode for playing PC titles at extremely wide resolutions; and Multi-View, which lets you watch up to four different inputs at once.

There’s no pricing or availability information for any Neo QLED TVs yet, but we expect to hear more in the spring.

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