A few more days until the first ranks of the electronics industry will be back at CES 2022. With Samsung, a heavyweight is already pushing ahead and revealing the first details about the television line-up of the young year. One thing is already clear: we can expect great things.
Micro LED TVs: Samsung improves the top class
Maybe a little too big: Samsung is continuing to work on its top-of-the-range televisions with micro-LED technology. The smart TVs, which are gigantic in terms of size and price, have a 20-bit gray level depth and 100 percent coverage of the DCI and Adobe RGB color spaces increased. The aim is to improve the immersive experience of luxury TVs. 120 Hz frame rate, 4K resolution and Dolby Atmos can be expected at six-figure prices anyway.
With the practical multi-view mode, the huge televisions should look up to four pictures at the same time let play. Contrary to expectations, Samsung is announcing versions with 89, 101 and 110 inch screen sizes (source: Samsung).
With the significantly cheaper but still expensive high-end TVs with Neo-QLED technology, Samsung mainly relies on improved software features. The new Neo Quantum processor with functions for improved depth display and fine lighting settings. A light sensor automatically adjusts the brightness of the 8K TV to the brightness in the room. Loudspeakers built around the screen are intended to provide improved surround sound.
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The “Lifestyle” models from Samsung – The Frame, The Serif and The Sero – do not receive any groundbreaking innovations, apart from the redesigned display. The panels were specially designed for minimal reflection and should reject fingerprints.
New Smart Hub: TVs are becoming multifunctional devices
The 2022 models in the highest price ranges as well as the lifestyle TVs will receive a new Smart Hub. Samsung wants one here Integrate gaming hub, through which game libraries can be streamed. GeForce Now from Nvidia, Google Stadia and Utomik will be available at the start.
In addition to improved quick access and a division of the Smart Hub into a horizontal and a vertical view, there should also be a function for video calls to watch TV together. Samsung also integrates one NFT-Plattform. Digital works of art can be purchased, exhibited and traded there.
Expensive high-end TVs: Samsung shows what is possible
What Samsung is planning for televisions in 2022 sounds exciting and innovative, but: The Innovation is limited to the most expensive models. Apart from The Frame, currently the most successful Samsung TV, the models we tested for 2022 are hardly suitable for private use.
For many customers, Samsung’s plans are more a sign of what is technically possible – only top earners can strike. One of the most exciting questions is: Will Samsung also deliver its new Smart Hub to other devices, such as mid-range models from 2022 or even on older devices? Unfortunately, the South Koreans still leave the answer open. We expect more information from CES 2022 in a few days.