Samsung 2021 TV range – bigger and brighter than ever

The Samsung 2021 TV range comprises ten models and a choice of 45 sizes ranging from 32” FHD to 85” 8K Neo QLED. They should be available from major retailers as you read this.

GadgetGuy saw the Samsung 2021 TV range at the launch (4 March) and was impressed. There is something for everyone. Of course the proof is in the pudding when we review some models.

Samsung 2021 TV range has a few categories

Lifestyle

  • Sero – a ‘revolutionary’ revolving 43” screen that goes from landscape to portrait to suit smartphone content
  • Serif – a smaller format 43 and 55” with easel or desktop stand
  • Terrace – 55/65/75 TV for reasonably protected outdoors use
  • Frame – over 1400 artworks in a subscription library in 32/43/50/55/65/75”

Laser TV

  • Premier 9-series triple laser 4K ultra-short-throw projector for up to a 130” image.
  • Premier 7-series (TBA)
Laser
Up to 130″ and a pretty good picture too

FHD

Yes, there still is a demand for a small 32” for bedrooms etc.

Crystal UHD

  • AU8000 – an entry-level Edge-Lit 43/50/55/65/75/85” with prices from $1017 to $3389.
Samsung 2021 TV range
This is what most Aussies on a budget will buy

QLED 4K (Quantum Dot colour and LED full-array local dimming)

  • Q60A in 55/65/75/85” from $1729-4619
  • Q70A in 55/65/75/85” from $2209-5829
  • Q80A in 55/60” from $2679-3489

Neo QLED 4K (mini-LED backlight)

  • QN85A in 55/65/75/85” from $3379-7579
  • QN90A in 50/55/65/75” from $2899-6399
Samsung 2021 TV range
This shows great light and dark control on the 4K Neo QLED

Neo QLED 8K (mini-LED backlight)

  • QN800A in 65/75/85” from $5999-10499
  • QN900A in 65/75/85” from $7579-13999
Samsung 2021 TV range
QN900A is bright enough for a typical Aussie lounge room

Brief overview Neo QLED

Where normal backlights use large bulky LEDs, the Mini-LED is 1/40th the thickness. Using thousands of LEDs and perhaps hundreds of dimming zones, Samsung has taken a step closer to matching OLED – deep blacks, higher brightness, and a pretty fabulous picture.

It is bright, the blacks are closer to true black, and the 2021 image processor can handle far higher AI upscale rates (six neural pipes versus one). Then there is the new thinner panels, flush mounts, and Slim One Connect Box with HDMI 2.1 and eARC capable of [email protected] and <6ms response times.

Sound-wise the TVs have up to 4.0.2 speakers, Object Tracking Sound and room calibration.

We also saw a new solar-powered remote. It is far lighter as it does not need batteries and charges from normal room lighting.

Samsung also mentioned new eco-friendly packaging.

HDR10+ – royalty-free and gaining support

The big elephant in the room is Samsung not supporting Dolby Vision. It believes HDR10+ will eventually win out over Dolby Vision. When you play Dolby Vision content, it downscales to HDR10 – not 10+.

Microsoft 365 and DeX

The entire range can use Wireless DeX (Samsung’s excellent desktop experience using selected smartphones and tablets) to show a ‘Window’s like’ desktop (with keyboard and mouse) that allows you to run DeX compatible apps like Microsoft 365 cast to the device.

See also

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

Soundbars too

At the top is the Q950A, an 11.1.4 Dolby Atmos soundbar. The improvement over last year’s model 9.1.4 is the 2.0.2 rear speakers. These have side, front and upwards-firing speakers to add the extra 2 side channels.

Q950A rear spaler
Side, front and top firing rear speakers can also be added to others in the Q-range

These also have Q-Symphony tech, syncing audio from the Samsung TV to deliver enhanced 3-dimensional sound. The soundbar also calibrates to the environment to project audio. They also support Google Assistant, Alexa and Bixby.

Q950A
Q950A

We will report more on the soundbar range later.

Samsung 2021 TV range price

Visit Samsung Australia TV and AV pages here.

SERIES SKU DESCRIPTION RRP
Neo QLED 8K QA85QN900AWXXY 85″ QN900A 13,999
QA75QN900AWXXY 75″ QN900A 10,499
QA65QN900AWXXY 65″ QN900A 7,579
QA85QN800AWXXY 85″ QN800A 10,499
QA75QN800AWXXY 75″ QN800A 7,579
QA65QN800AWXXY 65″ QN800A 5,599
Neo QLED 4K QA75QN90AAWXXY 75″ QN90A 6,399
QA65QN90AAWXXY 65″ QN90A 4,899
QA55QN90AAWXXY 55″ QN90A 3,849
QA50QN90AAWXXY 50″ QN90A 2,899
QA85QN85AAWXXY 85″ QN85A 7,579
QA75QN85AAWXXY 75″ QN85A 5,249
QA65QN85AAWXXY 65″ QN85A 4,429
QA55QN85AAWXXY 55″ QN85A 3,379
QLED QA65Q80AAWXXY 65″ Q80A 3,489
QA55Q80AAWXXY 55″ Q80A 2,679
QA85Q70AAWXXY 85″ Q70A 5,829
QA75Q70AAWXXY 75″ Q70A 3,499
QA65Q70AAWXXY 65″ Q70A 2,799
QA55Q70AAWXXY 55″ Q70A 2,209
QA85Q60AAWXXY 85″ Q60A 4,619
QA75Q60AAWXXY 75″ Q60A 2,889
QA65Q60AAWXXY 65″ Q60A 2,189
QA55Q60AAWXXY 55″ Q60A 1,729
Crystal UHD UA85AU8000WXXY 85″ AU8000 3,389
UA75AU8000WXXY 75″ AU8000 2,259
UA65AU8000WXXY 65″ AU8000 1,689
UA55AU8000WXXY 55″ AU8000 1,349
UA50AU8000WXXY 50″ AU8000 1,129
UA43AU8000WXXY 43″ AU8000 1,017
FHD UA32T5300AWXXY 32″ T5300 619
The Frame QA75LS03AAWXXY 75″ 4,079
QA65LS03AAWXXY 65″ 2,899
QA55LS03AAWXXY 55″ 2,329
QA50LS03AAWXXY 50″ 1,979
QA43LS03AAWXXY 43″ 1,629
QA32LS03TBWXXY 32″ 919
The Premiere SP-LSP9TFAXXY 9 SERIES 10,999
SP-LSP7TFAXXY 7 SERIES 5,999
The Terrace QA75LST7TAWXXY 75″ 10,999
QA65LST7TAWXXY 65″ 7,999
QA55LST7TAWXXY 55″ 5,999
The Sero QA43LS05TAWXXY 43″ 2,329
The Serif QA55LS01TAWXXY 55″ 2,099
QA43LS01TAWXXY 43″ 1,499

You can read more of GadgetGuy’s Samsung news and reviews here

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