Samsung has announced a bunch of new TVs. Here, we run through everything you need to know before you buy one. Samsung hasn’t only shared its 2018 plans with Trusted Reviews; the company has revealed its battle plan for the next few years, specifically regarding how it aims to fight the growing OLED market.
Samsung has learned from its mistakes, however. The company is continuing with QLED in 2018. QLED models were limited to the 9, 8 and 7 Series TVs. This year, there will be a 6 Series QLED.
The lineup consists of:
Samsung Q8CN / Samsung Q8FN (US only)
Samsung Q9FN – 55, 65, 75 and 88 inches
- Samsung QE55Q9FN
- Samsung QE65Q9FN
- Samsung QE75Q9FN
- Samsung QE88Q9FN
Q9 also offers a peak brightness of 2000 nits. The Q9FN will offer full-array local dimming (FALD) with hundreds of dimming zones.
Samsung Q8CN – 55 and 65 inches
- Samsung QE55Q8CN
- Samsung QE65Q8CN
Samsung is the only major manufacturer still pushing curved screens. Not a lot of them, mind – the Q8CN is the only one in the QLED range.
Samsung Q7FN – 55, 65 and 75 inches
- Samsung QE55Q7FN
- Samsung QE65Q7FN
- Samsung QE75Q7FN
Want a flat QLED without paying top money? The Q7F of 2017 did the job nicely, and now we have the Q7FN. It has the same 1500-nit peak brightness as the Q8CN. There’s also a new 75-inch option, which wasn’t available last year.
Despite being slightly lower in the range, the Q7FN packs the same number of connections as its big siblings: four HDMI and three USB ports.
Samsung Q6FN – 49, 55, 65, 75 and 82 inches
- Samsung QE49Q6FN
- Samsung QE55Q6FN
- Samsung QE65Q6FN
- Samsung QE75Q6FN
- Samsung QE82Q6FN
Now we get into a slightly confusing territory. Previously, the Samsung 6 Series were lower-end models, but now Samsung has brought the QLED range down. Essentially, you’ll be able to enjoy the colours and brightness of a QLED at a lower price.
Samsung isn’t done. They’re working to bring to market a new tech called Micro LED.