The new Samsung 2018 QLED TVs have been listed on Amazon in the USA, the official presentation is scheduled for tomorrow on March 7, 2018, in New York. The information is obviously still partial, but it is almost certain that the series will arrive and we will find the Q9F, Q8F, Q7F, and Q6F.
All Samsung 2018 QLED TVs are Ultra HD LCD with Quantum Dot, Smart TV Tizen and Bixby voice assistant. The Samsung Q9FN will be the flagship series. There are two: 65 and 75-inch panels will be available. The panel will use a Full Array Elite backlight, ie Full LED with local dimming and an apparently large number of zones.
Therefore, a more refined solution than the one on the previous Q9, which used an LED Edge backlight with LEDs along both sides. The equipment will also include the Ultra Black Elite filter, the Motion Rate 240Hz (motion compensation), the One Remote (which also allows you to control the connected devices) and the One Connect Box, the small external box with all the connections and part of the electronics.
A new feature will be the Ambient Mode. This mode allows you to use the TV as a sort of digital frame, to get information on screen and to receive notifications. Supported HDR formats are HDR10, HDR10+, and HLG.
Moving to the Samsung Q8FN series, details on these products are currently limited. However, it seems that Samsung will offer a Full LED backlight with local dimming. The difference between the Q9FN and the Q8FN should consist of the fewer control zones on the lower end series
Samsung Q7FN and Q7CN TVs coming with the backlight LED Edge as well as local dimming, so it is a quite similar to the 2017 QLED series. The TV is also equipped with One Connect Box.
Samsung Q6FN is an entry-level series of the 2018 QLED range. Unlike 2017, this line is announced together with the other models. For now, the 65 and 75-inch models have been revealed, but we expect the output of lower screen sizes too. These TVs are also LED Edge with local dimming, but no more One Connect Box support.
Samsung 2018 QLED TVs Price and Availability
- QN65Q9FNAFXZA (65 “): $3,799.99
- QN75Q9FNAFXZA (75 “): $5,999.99
- QN65Q7CNAFXZA (65 “): $2,699.99
- QN65Q7FNAFXZA (65 “): $2,599.99
- QN65Q6FNAFXZA (65 “): $2,199.99
- QN75Q6FNAFXZA (75 “): $3,499.99