Samsung held a First Look event in NYC earlier this year in which their new QLED TV lineup was announced. Among the announced televisions was the Samsung Q8F which sort of sits in the upper middle of the lineup. The new Samsung QLED TVs are supposed to have even better contrast, viewing angles, more vibrant colors, and deeper blacks. There’s also Ambient Mode, Bixby, and One Invisible Connection. Our Samsung Q8F review unit came in just the other day and we took a minute to unbox it in the video below.
Highlights of the 2018 lineup include:
Ambient mode provides useful information throughout the day – even when consumers aren’t actively watching movies and TV. It can play music as well as display news headlines, traffic reports, and weather updates. For wall-mounted TVs, Ambient Mode can mimic the pattern on the wall behind the TV to create an astonishing visual effect in which the TV blends seamlessly into the wall.
One Invisible Connection
The new One Invisible Connection is one slim cable that combines both consumer’s power and AV data to the TV. Available up to 15 meters, it frees consumers from having to place their TV near data or power outlets.
Smart TV, Featuring Bixby
The QLED lines smart capabilities offer revolutionary ways to set up the TV and find content. Effortless Login uses the new SmartThings app to drastically reduce the time it takes to set up a new TV. The new Universal Guide enables consumers to navigate across supporting streaming services and live TV through one intuitive menu. And with Samsung’s intelligence platform, Bixby, consumers can use voice commands to bring up their favorite shows and control compatible devices.
Direct Full Array
The Q8F and Q9F QLED TVs deliver stunning images with pristine contrast through Direct Full Array (DFA) technology. Direct Full Array uses a panel with zones of smartly controlled backlighting that adjust automatically to deliver deep blacks and pure whites.
Pricing for the 2018 lineup is as follows:
- Samsung QN82Q6F: $4,499.99USD
- Samsung QN75Q9F: $5,999.99USD
- Samsung QN75Q8F: $4,799.99USD
- Samsung QN75Q7F: $3,999.99USD
- Samsung QN75Q6F: $3,499.99USD
- Samsung QN65Q9F: $3,799.99USD
- Samsung QN65Q8F: $2,999.99USD
- Samsung QN65Q7C: $2,699.99USD
- Samsung QN65Q7F: $2,599.99USD
- Samsung QN65Q6F: $2,199.99USD
- Samsung QN55Q8F: $2,199.99USD
- Samsung QN55Q7C: $1,999.99USD
- Samsung QN55Q7F: $1,899.99USD
- Samsung QN55Q6F: $2,599.99USD