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Samsung has revealed its upcoming TV line-up ahead of CES 2022, which officially kicks off on January 5, 2022 both in person in Las Vegas and virtually for those who cannot attend in person. Among the new products includes micro LED, Neo QLED and Lifestyle TVs, including The Frame.
The TVs all boast advancements in picture and sound quality along with new screen size options, customizable accessories, an upgraded interface, and more.
Samsung Micro LED consists of 25 million micrometer-sized LEDs that individually produce light and colour, creating an immersive experience through depth, vibrant colours, and a heightened level of clarity and contrast, says Samsung. At CES 2022, Samsung will unveil the Micro LED in 110”, 101” and 89” sizes.
In addition to the hardware innovations, the 2022 MICRO LED supports 20-bit greyscale depth. This means Micro LED models can express every detail in a scene, offering over one-million steps of brightness and colour levels. It also expresses 100% of DCI and Adobe RGB colour gamut. You’ll also enjoy a 99.99% screen-to-body ratio.
Samsung’s Micro LED TVs now also come with Art Mode and two exclusive media pieces from noted artist and designer Refik Anadol. Multi View, meanwhile, lets you view content from four different sources simultaneously – from any or all of the four HDMI ports – in 4K resolution at up to 120fps. Dolby Atmos, meanwhile, delivers a premium immersive audio experience with top, side, and bottom channel speakers for multi-dimensional sound.
Neo QLED TVs
The 2022 Neo QLED TVs feature the Neo Quantum processor and Dynamic Sound Experience, which includes advanced contrast mapping with BLU (back-light unit). This increases the brightness level from 12- to 14-bit gradation, offering greater control of the light source, says Samsung. This allows the TV to control its lighting across 16,384 steps, quadrupled from the previous 4,096 steps.
The new Shape Adaptive Light technology leverages the Neo Quantum Processor to analyze lines, shapes, and surfaces to control the shape of light from the Quantum Mini LEDs, enhancing the brightness and accuracy of all shapes on the screen. Samsung’s 2022 Neo QLED also features Real Depth Enhancer, a multi-intelligence picture quality algorithm.
Additionally, Samsung’s 2022 Neo QLED features EyeComfort mode, which automatically adjusts the screen’s brightness and tone based on a built-in light sensor and sunset/sunrise information. As the ambient light changes, the screen will gradually reduce the amount of light and offer warmer tones, adjusting the blue light levels accordingly. This allows for a more comfortable viewing experience at night by reducing the blue light which may affect one’s sleep quality.
Neo QLED’s sound features are getting a major upgrade as well. Building on OTS (Object Tracking Sound), which directs the sound to move across the room along with the object on-screen, the 2022 products will feature OTS Pro, which incorporates up-firing speakers to create overhead surround sound. 2022 Neo QLED also delivers a Dolby Atmos experience thanks to the addition of Samsung’s new top channel speakers. With multi-channel speakers placed throughout the TV, Neo QLED delivers a dynamic sound experience that tracks the actions from all corners.
Samsung’s Lifestyle TVs have become very popular thanks to their gorgeous design. In particular, that includes The Frame TV. For 2022, Samsung is upping its game with a new Matte Display that features anti-glare, anti-reflection, and anti-fingerprint properties. This technology will be applied to The Frame, The Sero, and The Serif TVs. The Matte Display has received verifications from UL (Underwriter Laboratories) for being ‘Reflection Glare Free’, ‘Discomfort Glare Free’ and ‘Disability Glare Free’. The anti-glare feature allows for paintings and other pieces of art that are displayed on the TV when it isn’t on to look even more realistic. The Frame is available in a variety of sizes, from 32″ up to 85″.
The Serif also comes with a matte finish body to blend seamlessly with the Matte Display, and there’s now a new 65” size option to top out the line. With the Sero, meanwhile, you can continue to watch in horizontal or vertical mode. There’s a new vertical Multi View function that allows for simultaneously viewing different content on the top and bottom of the screen or searching information online while watching something.
New Smart Hub and Apps
Samsung’s 2022 Smart TVs come with a new Smart Hub that guides you to favourite content or helps you discover something new while spending less time searching. The Smart Hub’s sidebar also allows for a seamless transition among categories, including Media, Game (Gaming Hub), and Ambient.
The Samsung Gaming Hub includes access to an extensive library of games through Samsung’s partnerships with industry leaders, including NVIDIA GeForce Now, Stadia, and Utomik.
A new Watch Together app allows you to video chat with friends and family while watching favourite shows and movies.
Keeping up with the times, there’s also a NFT Platform for discovering, purchasing, and trading digital artwork through Micro LED, Neo QLED, and The Frame.
Finally, a Smart Calibration feature allows you to fine tune the settings for optimal picture quality. Basic mode features a quick and easy way of calibrating the screens within 30 seconds, while Professional mode optimizes the screens in about 10 minutes.
Expanded Accessory Options
The 2022 models also come with expanded accessories, including an Auto Rotating Wall Mount and Stand that inherits the vertical viewing experience from The Sero.
To complement the accessory, the 2022 products will support a vertical interface, including the Smart Hub, and offer a vertical Multi View feature. It will offer apps such as YouTube and TikTok as well as mirroring and casting in vertical mode. Lifestyle features such as Ambient Mode+ and Art Mode are also available in vertical mode. The new rotation key on the remote control lets you easily rotate the screen with a click of a button.
Additionally, there are expanded bezel options for The Frame and full motion slim-fit wall mounts for all TVs.
Complementing the TV experience is a new line of soundbars that have been upgraded to provide a more immersive, three-dimensional audio experience. Q Symphony, the signature surround sound experience that allows Samsung’s Neo QLEDs and soundbars to work together, has been improved with added synchrony. This enables the soundbar and TV speakers to work together with all the speakers on the TVs, including the top channel speakers.
Samsung’s 2022 soundbars also come with Wireless Dolby Atmos connectivity, a wireless Smart TV-to-soundbar connection in which both the screen and soundbar speakers deliver an audio experience with no distracting cables.
Additionally, the new HW-S800B Ultra Slim Soundbar delivers powerful bass in compact form by integrating passive radiator technology with its subwoofer. With true top-firing speaker channels, the new ultra-slim soundbar packs powerful sound at just 1.6” in depth.
“The role of the screen has changed dramatically in recent years with advancements in technology and how entertainment is distributed,” says Simon Sung, Executive Vice President and Head of the Sales & Marketing Team of the Visual Display Business at Samsung. “With our new lineup of products, we are providing customers an entirely immersive video and audio experience that is customizable to their needs.”