New Samsung TVs in 2022: What to Expect?

Samsung has been a major player in the TV market for decades. In 2022, they plan to release a new range of TVs, with more innovative features and refreshes some existing models.

In this article, we’ll review what to expect from Samsung’s lineup and breakdown current models so you can decide which one is right for you.

When does Samsung release new tvs?

Samsung usually releases new TVs in February, March or April each year. If they keep the same cycle, this means we will probably see their 2022 lineup around the same time.

When is the new Samsung TVs release date?

In our opinion, it’s unlikely to be any earlier than February 2022 so if you want a brand-new TV from Samsung, purchasing one of last years models would be advisable.

What is the new TV from Samsung in 2022? And which model?

2022 models will have “B” in the model number, replacing “A” from 2021. The flagship Neo QLED 4K models will be QN90B (replacing QN90A) and QN85B (replacing QN85A). The Crystal HD model is expected to be the BU8000 and the “Normal” QLEDs available in 2022 will be Q80B, Q70B and Q60B.

What to expect from Samsung’s 2022 lineup

Samsung is planning to release a number of new models in their 2022 lineup. Here are some of the most anticipated:

QD OLED

A Quantum Dot OLED model could be launched in the first half of the year according to reports.

Hybrid screens will combine the benefits of OLED panels (infinite contrast, flexible panels, deep blacks) with Samsung’s QLED or quantum dot filters (used to increase color and contrast), resulting in a hybrid screen that will hopefully outperform both technologies.

MicroLED TVs

Samsung’s MicroLED TVs are expected to outperform anything already in people’s living rooms. MicroLED is a self-emissive technology that has all of the benefits of OLED but none of the drawbacks. Because of the self-emissive qualities, each pixel can turn off to be entirely black, just like OLED, but those next to it can display highly brilliant colors to produce breathtaking contrast that is impossible to achieve on a standard LCD TV, for example.

Latest Samsung TVs

Crystal UHD

Using their Motion Xcelerator Turbo technology, Crystal UHD TVs can simulate 120Hz for smoother, faster performance, even though their panels are native 60Hz panels. I think that’ll come in handy for broadcast TV and gaming, and I believe it’s a first for any 60Hz TV.

Crystal UHD (AU9000/AU8000) models include the OTS Lite sound system that places two physical speakers at the bottom and two virtual speakers on top. Using digital processing, the top speakers reproduce sounds on screen.

With Samsung’s AirSlim design, the Crystal UHD series has undergone a major update. To reduce the distance between LED cells and LCD panels, a slimmer backlight structure has been implemented; smaller electrical components have also been employed in order to reduce the TV’s depth. Thus, it should help make the Crystal UHD series more suitable for wall mounting.

Latest models:

AU8000 Crystal UHD Smart TV (2021)

Date first available: April 2021

QLED 4K

Q80A is the first ‘normal’ QLED in the range, so it doesn’t have the Mini LED technology (which is beneficial for the smaller screens) nor does it have the top-of-the-line AI processor. As a result, we expect contrast, brightness, and black level performance to deteriorate. The 50-inch model includes the OTS Lite sound system, as does the QN95A series. Although it lacks Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ gaming technology for smoother gaming, the 50-inch still boasts a refresh rate of 4K/120 Hz. Our guess is that this is the entry-level full array local dimming display in the range.

  • Q80A QLED 4K Smart TV

Date first available: February 2021

  • Q70A QLED 4K Smart TV

Date first available: February 2021

  • Q60A QLED 4K Smart TV

Date first available: February 2021

NEO QLED 4K

Samsung launched the Neo QLED brand in 2021, with select QLED TVs featuring Mini LED technology, a new lightning system, and an AI processor to produce a brighter picture. In addition to Ultra Viewing Angle technology, these high-end sets also feature Anti-Reflection technology to prevent glare and reflections.

On the audio front, the flagship models have been upgraded from 2020’s OTS+ to OTS Pro. A new speaker set-up features two extra tweeters for a total of 6.2.2 speakers.

  • QN90A Neo QLED 4K

Date first available: February 2021

  • QN85A Neo QLED 4K

Date first available: February 2021

NEO QLED 8K

As well as the 8K Quantum AI Processor, Samsung’s QN900A flagship model features the OTS Pro sound system.

The Quantum Ai processor, which was previously used only for TVs to upscale and analyze images, uses 16 neural networks, each specializing in a different aspect of picture quality, allowing it to assess where and how a part of the image needs to be enhanced.

Samsung’s One Connect box – which holds all of the TV’s connections and processing – is slimmer and can be attached to the back of the QN900A’s stand to save space. One Connect attachments are available only for the 8K models, and a non-attachable version is available for the QN95A.

Models available:

  • QN900A Samsung Neo QLED 8K

Date first available: February 2021

  • QN800A Samsung Neo QLED 8K

Date first available: February 2021

Lifestyle Models

Samsung will continue to produce the Frame TV series in 2021. In Art Mode, the TV behaves as any other TV, but it can also display framed art. Viewers will be able to anticipate a similar degree of picture quality because it uses the same QLED display technology. The 32-inch HD resolution version from 2020 continues, but the rest of the line is new.

  • The Frame QLED 4K

Date first available: February 2021

Main photo credit:

IFA-Messebesucher vor großen Fernsehbil” (CC BY 2.0) by verchmarco

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About S. Santos

👋 I'm a technology columnist and tech blogger, with a love for video games, gadgets, home entertainment and personal technology. I've been writing about the industry now for over 10 years - first as an editor of various magazines before branching out to work on my own blog. I like to keep up with the ever-evolving world of gadgets, home entertainment, and personal technology. If not fiddling with AV cables at home or in front of the computer, I can be found playing tennis or padel. This blog is my space to explore new topics related to these hobbies; as well as share some thoughts about life in general (sometimes you need a break from electronics!). 😎

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