In 2021, the TV market has been replenished with models in which the backlight is based on mini LEDs. This is the so-called Mini LED technology. Samsung has launched a whole line of such Neo QLED TVs, rightly believing that the future lies with similar technologies.
What about the good old QLED LCDs? Has their time passed? No. The company continues to release them, significantly narrowing the range of Samsung QLED 2021 TVs. The usual QLED 8K models are now gone, just as there are no top-end QLED 9 series TVs. The Frame, The Serif, The Sero, The Terrace are still being released.
What changes in the design or design of QLED TVs will buyers expect in 2021? Firstly, many series have acquired the AirSlim appearance, becoming more than one and a half times thinner. Secondly, Samsung is now equipping its TVs with a Solar Remote, which is also powered by solar panels.
Third, Samsung 2021 TVs function using the Tizen 6.0 smart platform. Finally, virtually all of the 2021 QLED series have HDMI 2.1 connectors that support 4K 120p content. There is also a new SpaceFit Sound feature. It allows you to calibrate the sound of your TV to suit your room.
These are the most notable differences between the Samsung QLED 2021 and 2020. Now we will give a detailed answer to the question of how Samsung QLED 2021 TVs differ from series to series. As before, Samsung’s 4K QLED lineup is a bright colorful LCD TV that is much more affordable than the Neo QLED . We hope this information will be useful for those planning to buy Samsung QLED.
Samsung QLED TVs Differences 2021
Traditionally, we do not take into account the above-mentioned interior TVs. Let’s compare the Samsung TV series Q80A , Q77A , Q75A, Q74A, Q73A, Q72A, Q70A , Q67A , Q65A, Q64A and Q60A . Despite the apparent variety of the series, they can be grouped according to identical characteristics. Differences in names can be determined by minor differences in appearance, as well as the purpose for different retail chains.
Almost all of Samsung’s QLED 2021 TVs are based on VA type matrix. This is not bad, because unlike the IPS matrices on which TVs are based, for example, the LG NanoCell 2021 , they have high contrast and excellent black uniformity. The exceptions are the 55 and 75-inch Q80A models, which use an ADS matrix – a type of IPS. The color depth of all panels is 10 bits (8 bits + FRC).
What else do the Samsung 2021 QLED TVs have in common? All models fully cover the sRGB space, recognize HDR HLG and HDR10 + content, and work with Tizen 6.0 OS. In terms of audio, the common thread is support for tracking sound and the Q-Symphony option for TV speakers and soundbar to work together. All QLED TVs have digital and analogue TV tuners and 2 USB ports. Let’s move on to the differences between QLED 2021 from each other.
As we have already said, the number of Küled lines has decreased in 2021. The variety of options for controlling the brightness of the backlight has also been reduced. Basically, all TVs have Edge LED side illumination based on Dual LED technology – two-color backlighting (cold and warm). The Q80A has a local dimming direct matrix backlight.
Processor and panel refresh rate
The Samsung QLED difference is also found in the processors. The 8th and 7th series, as well as the Q65A and Q64A lines, use Quantum Processor 4K processors. The Q67A and Q60A lines use a stripped-down version of it – the Quantum Processor 4K Lite. Among its main tasks is high-quality upscaling of regular content up to 4K.
The use of a simplified version of the processor is also due to the fact that in the QLED TV series that use it, the panel refresh rate is 50 or 60 Hz, depending on the region. In more “advanced” series, the panel is refreshed at 100/120 Hz. In this case, the Motion Rate is 100 and 200, respectively.
Here the differences are determined by the on-screen Object Tracking System (OTS) version and the total audio output power. Only the top-end Q80A series uses the OTS + system, the rest use OTS Lite. The difference between them lies in the number of speakers that represent the speaker system of the TV, and therefore, in the accuracy of the formation of “moving” sound.
Samsung QLED 2021 comparison. Table
We have seen the most significant differences between QLED TVs. There are a certain number of nuances unaffected by us. But still, the parameters we have considered will affect the QLED consumer choice. For clarity, we have summarized them in a table of differences.