Samsung has announced several new products and improvements at its CES 2021 showcase. The most exciting is without doubt its new Neo QLED TV range which makes use of Mini LED technology.
Samsung’s Neo QLED Mini LED Neo TVs
The largest advancement is the new Neo QLED TV line which will get a 4K model (QN90A) as well as an 8K model. These two models use Mini Led that are being controlled by Quantum Matrix Technology as well as a Neo Quantum Processor.
The TV will have more dimming zones due to there being more LEDs in the Mini LED technology. The TVs should have great HDR performance as it has a 12-bit panel with 4096 steps. This will make for an image that has less blooming with dark areas being darker and bright areas being brighter.
Samsung will reveal its full 2021 QLED range as well as pricing and release dates at a later time, but the whole range is said to be 50% thinner than the 2020 models.
In terms of new gaming features, Super Ultrawide GameView will let you play at not only a 21:9 aspect ratio but also an ultrawide 32:9 ratio. Obviously it’ll be interesting to see how this works with consoles and if they support these ratios at a later date.
Game Bar will also be a new feature that will let you quickly look at things such as aspect ratio, input lag and also connect a headset. FreeSync Premium Pro will also be included.
It’s weird to think that TV remotes still use batteries, and Samsung is set to change that. In 2021, Samsung TVs will come with a remote that is not only made from recycled plastic, but one that can be charged by indoor light, outdoor light or USB, so you won’t be able to use batteries anymore.
Samsung’s 2021 Micro LED TVs
Samsung has also announced its first consumer line of Micro LEDs. These are super high-tech and even more advanced than Mini LED TVs. Right now, Samsung has announced 110″ and 99″ variations (Samsung says it has plans to bring the 110″ to Australia), but these will be incredibly expensive until we see them come down in size.
Samsung’s 2021 The Frame line
Samsung is taking its Frame TV lineup to the next level. The 2021 model will be half as thin as last year’s model with bezels that come in five new colour options and two different styles, the modern of the bevel, to bring even more customisation to your home.
It’ll be a month or so until we get more details such as local pricing or release dates (although new TVs usually start hitting local stores in about April). Hopefully we’ll see more than one HDMI 2.1 port on this year’s models.