A couple of days ago, Samsung unveiled sales plans for 2022 Neo QLED TVs in Europe, and today for the first time information about the characteristics of one of them – QN800B . This is the second-ranking model in the hierarchy of the Korean manufacturer, immediately following the flagship QN900B .
So, the QN800B succeeds the 2021 QN800A and is one of three 8K Super HD TVs in Samsung ‘s lineup . It will be available in three diagonals – 165 cm, 190 cm and 216 cm.
The main feature of the TV is the innovative MiniLED backlight , which, thanks to Quantum Matrix Pro technology, covers 14-bit gradation of brightness with 16,384 correction steps, which is 4 times more than its predecessor. As a result , the QN800B reproduces a billion colors with “ultra-high fidelity,” says Samsung , and 100% covers the DCI-P3 color standard used in HDR content creation .
In addition, the MiniLED backlight allows you to organize a powerful local dimming system. There is every reason to believe that in QN800B it consists of the same number of zones as in QN800A – 1344 . For comparison, there are only 50 of them in the top TV with standard backlight Samsung QLED Q80A .
For the first time, the QN800B TV features Real Depth Enhancer technology, which Samsung engineers studied the perception of human vision and found that increasing the contrast of objects in the foreground gives the entire image realistic depth and three-dimensionality.
The upgraded Neo Quantum processor in the QN800B uses 20 separate neural networks, each with its own expertise, to scale low-resolution content to 8K and create a deeply immersive on-screen action for the viewer.
The screen of the QN800B is characterized by the term Quantum HDR 32X . As we found out, it shows the peak brightness of the TV by multiplying the digital component by 100, which gives 3200 nits . As a result , the QN800B promises spectacular HDR transmission . We hasten to immediately warn that Samsung does not officially disclose this calculation.
To ensure comfortable viewing in all conditions, the screen of the QN800B has a special anti-glare coating. In addition, the manufacturer promises customers a wide viewing angle.
The QN800B audio system offers a solid 70W 4.2.2 configuration . It is the first time for Samsung TVs to support Dolby Atmos surround format . The same three-dimensional effect is intended to be created by its own object-oriented technology OTS + , familiar to the public from past models. And SpaceFit’s auto -calibration feature optimizes sound quality based on the acoustic characteristics of your room.
Like its predecessor, the QN800B has powerful gaming performance. First of all, it is support for HDMI 2.1 with the ability to play a 4K / 120Hz signal and the presence of related functions eARC , VRR and ALLM . To enhance the dynamic scenes that video games are full of, Samsung offers Game Motion Plus (which hides frame interpolation) and Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ (which hides black frame insertion). As before, 32:9 ultra-wide viewing ratio is offered for compatible games, and a special quick access panel will allow you to monitor and quickly change game settings.
However, there is a downside that may disappoint serious gamers: of the four HDMI ports, only one is HDMI 2.1 compliant , while the other three support HDMI 2.0 .
The smart features of the TV are represented by a number of functions: Tap View for duplicating the image from the smartphone screen, Multi View for splitting the screen, voice assistants, Smart Calibration for quick calibration and others. The operating system used is Tizen version 6.5.
Left – QN800B, Left – QN800A
In terms of design, the QN800B is almost identical to its predecessor QN800A with its bezel-less Infinity One concept and ultra – thin body .
It also uses a separate Slim One Connect module for all wired connections, giving the TV a neat and aesthetic look without conspicuous cables.
As for the price, it has been announced so far only for the American market:
- for a diagonal of 165 cm – 3,500 US dollars
- for a diagonal of 190 cm – 4,700 US dollars
- for a diagonal of 216 cm – 6,500 US dollars