The Samsung Q6F QLED TV is officially available in the United States. Aesthetically, the QLED TV comes with a flat screen and a silver frame with rounded edges. The thickness increases progressively, reaching its maximum at the bottom (which also houses integrated speakers). As always 360° design means clean back and minimalist from every side. The base remembers closely that of the Q9F series. The overall appearance (at least in the picture) a bit less sought compared to the top-end products, but still a good product.
There is always a small compartment at the rear that contains electronics and all connectors. Available connections include four HDMI 2.0b inputs, three USB ports, an Ethernet port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, RF, an RS232C port, and an optical digital audio output.
The remote control is different from that provided with the other QLED TVs. We talk about One Remote but not the “premium” version, the silver color remote control unit introduced to the high-end series. The same Q6 (black) model that we find on lower-end Ultra HD TVs and basically identical to the SUHD 2016.
Let’s go to the technical specifications: the Samsung Q6F series now features a 49″ LED Edge LCD panel with Ultra HD resolution. Samsung speaks of Q | 4K Color Drive Extreme, Q | 4K HDR Extreme and Q | Triple Black (for the filter on the panel), different terms than the other QLED TVs (where it is referred to as “Elite” and not “Extreme” or “Triple”). Therefore, it can be assumed that there will be differences, for example, in terms of brightness in HDR. It also changes refresh rates: it drops from 240Hz for Q9F, Q8F, Q8C, Q7F and Q7C to 120Hz of Q6F.
The Smart TV platform is always made up of Tizen, the proprietary operating system powered by a quad-core processor. The features are therefore the same as any other Samsung Smart TV. Complete the audio section, consisting of a 2.1 system with a 40W output and support for Dolby Digital Plus and DTS Premium Sound 5.1. The 49-inch Samsung Q6F QLED TV has been priced at $1,299.99.