We’ve all been waiting for it — well many of us have been — and the Samsung 2019 QLED TV lineup has been announced. We had an idea of what the Samsung 2019 QLED TV lineup would consist of but now we have details. The new Samsung 2019 QLED TV lineup will include, 4K TVs, 8K TVs, and Samsung’s more “design-focused” offerings.
The Samsung 2019 QLED TV lineup will also include larger TVs as global business information provider IHS Markit says the market for 75″ and bigger TVs is growing. According to IHS Markit, bigger TVs sold a record 2.1 million units in 2018 and that growth is expected to balloon to 3 million units in 2019.
“Our 2019 QLED line is designed for users who want the best combination of picture quality, smart TV capabilities and design. This year’s lineup represents our largest screen size offering ever. It brings together innovative feature enhancements and exciting content and service partnerships to deliver a truly groundbreaking viewing experience and unprecedented value.”Andrew Sivori, VP, TV Product Marketing, Samsung Electronics America
“We have witnessed our customers’ unfaltering confidence and affection towards Samsung QLED TVs within the past year. This year, our 8K and 4K QLED line-ups are widening the gap in the market for ultra-large TVs. We are proud to deliver our most innovative and immersive lineup to date, and to give users more than they ever thought was possible before.”Jongsuk Chu, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics
According to the company, the 2019 Samsung QLED TV lineup is more comprehensive than in previous years. Samsung’s QLED lineup offers 4K and 8K models in a range of sizes which should cater to a broad range of users and lifestyles. The 2019 QLED 4K line spans four series — Q60, Q70, Q80, and Q90 — that range from 43 to 82 inches. They join the 2019 QLED 8K line, which is available in five sizes ranging from 65 to 98 inches.
Samsung is also adding more merit to their “design-focused” TVs like The Frame, and The Serif. Both of these will have QLED picture quality but will cater to a more niche “art lifestyle” market.
Samsung is also improving its picture quality featuring “Ultra View Angle” technology. This technology restructures the TV’s panels so the backlight passes through the panel with lights evenly onto the screen. Engineered to reduce glare and enhance color, Ultra Viewing Angle is supposed to provide a vibrant picture regardless of the viewing position.
In addition, the Q70, Q80, and Q90 models offer Direct Full Array technology that uses a panel featuring concentrated zones of precision-controlled LEDs. These LEDs adjust automatically to display deeper blacks and purer whites, which should deliver a much better visual experience. Having experienced this at CES 2019, I can say Samsung’s 2019 TVs are amazing.
The company’s 2019 lineup also includes an improved “Quantum Processor.” The Q900 Series 8K TVs incorporate Samsung’s proprietary Quantum Processor 8K, which upscales lower resolution content to stunningly crisp 8K while also allowing for playback of native 8K content.
This year’s models also utilize the Quantum Processor 8K that optimizes audio and video to the specific content on the screen. It can also create an even more detailed sound experience by tailoring the audio settings to the specific layout of the room. Again, we experienced this at CES 2019 and it was very impressive.
Samsung’s new QLED 4K models also feature their own proprietary Quantum Processor 4K.
The company is also opening up the platform to Apple iTunes, Google Assistant, and Alexa. While Assistant and Alexa will not be able to do nearly as much as Bixby, it is a start and many of the upcoming features are most welcome. They are also upping their gaming experience with Real Game Enhancer featuring AMD Radeon Freesync variable refresh rate technology, which helps prevent tearing and stuttering, as well as Game Motion Plus, which removes motion blur and judder.
The new lineup also features Samsung’s Ambient Mode which they introduced last year. Ambient Mode complements any living space by turning a blank screen into a decorative or informational display when the TV is not in active use. It can provide useful daily information, like the time, weather forecast, or that day’s headlines. It can also display artistic content like photos and works of art.
The full 2019 Samsung QLED TV lineup is listed below.
- QLED 8K
- Q900: 65”, 75”, 82”, 85”, 98”
- QLED 4K
- Q90: 65”, 75”, 82”
- Q80: 55”, 65”, 75”, 82”
- Q70: 49”, 55”, 65”, 75”, 82”
- Q60: 43”, 49”, 55”, 65”, 75”, 82”
- QLED Lifestyle 4K TVs:
- The Frame: 43”, 49”, 55”, 65”
- The Serif: 55”
- 4K UHD RU Series
- RU8000: 49”, 55”, 65”, 75”, 82”
- RU7300 (Curved): 55”, 65”
- RU7100: 43”, 49”, 55”, 58”, 65”, 75”
Prices vary on the 2019 Samsung QLED TV lineup and you can find all of their TVs on their website.