Samsung announces new range of TVs and soundbars for 2022

Just in time for spring, Samsung has finally unveiled its new TVs. Along with 4K and 8K QLED TVs, two new soundbar lines and an 89-inch Micro-LED TV, the tech giant also announced its first OLED TV in nearly a decade.

Plus, if you’re as fascinated by Samsung’s stunning The Frame lifestyle TV as we are, its new low-reflection, anti-glare matte screen is sure to blow your mind.

We’ll dive deeper into the new technology when we have some hands-on time, but here are some highlights we can share right now.

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It seems hard to believe, but Samsung hasn’t offered an OLED TV for nine years. So we’re excited to see this 4K OLED TV in 55-inch and 65-inch sizes (available for pre-order starting at $2,200). It will use the company’s Tizen smart TV platform for easy streaming and the well-reviewed Neural Quantum 4K processor to optimize its image processing.

We can’t wait to see how this technology compares to the most tried and tested OLED TVs from LG and Sony.

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The updated version of Samsung’s already powerful Neo Quantum processor, available in the new QLED 4K and 8K models, will offer software improvements, support for faster refresh rates, better color accuracy, higher brightness levels increased and better contrast.

Specifically, this includes a refresh rate boost up to 144Hz, an increased brightness level from 12-bit to 14-bit, and a neat new technology called Shape Adaptive Light, which uses AI to analyze, control and then improve essential shapes to stand out from the background – which should give viewers an even more realistic image.

We also like the sound of a new EyeComfort mode, which Samsung says uses a built-in light sensor to automatically adjust the screen’s brightness and hue based on where and when you’re looking at it. For example, it can adjust blue light and apply warmer tones at night to help you sleep better.

The 2022 QLED 4K and 8K TVs will also feature premium speakers that will offer built-in Dolby Atmos and object tracking audio. The latter works as a low-tech surround sound feature, directing sound through different speakers depending on what you’re watching.

However, we’re guessing if you’re spending the money on one of these advanced TVs (which can be pre-ordered now, with 8K starting at $4999 and 4K starting at $1499) you’ll want to add a soundbar. at your facility. And Samsung also unveiled the new Q Series and S Series soundbars to go along with the TVs, which will come with the industry’s first wireless Dolby Atmos. More on that as we see them.

Smart Hub and apps should make Samsung TVs even smarter

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As the TV becomes an even more important center of our home entertainment, Samsung is working to keep it all in the family with its all-new Smart Hub. Here you can get all your favorite streaming apps, like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and HBO Max, but it also offers a gaming hub, with access to a variety of gaming services like Nvidia GeForce Now, Google Stadia and Utomik . And for those interested in NFTs, Samsung now offers a specific integrated platform to buy, trade and view your digital artwork directly on Micro LED, Neo QLED and The Frame 2022 TVs.

While we’ll have more to say about all of Samsung’s new 2022 TVs and soundbars when we get a first look, this preview piques our interest. 8K TVs may not have a whole lot of compatible content just yet, but we’ve been impressed with the new technology so far. And, after such a long hiatus, the addition of an OLED TV to the lineup should offer a great reason to upgrade your Samsung TV this year.

We’re also eager to see how wireless soundbars fit into the home theater landscape and whether that glare-free display makes a concerted difference to The Frame’s artistic sensibilities. All in all, it looks like a good start.

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