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Samsung TV 2020: Every Samsung QLED TV explained

Samsung QLED TV: A complete guide to Samsung’s 2020 TVs

Samsung TV 2020: Samsung sees 2020 as the year 8K makes its grand entrance, but it hasn’t forgotten about its 4K QLEDs either. While battle between the QLED technology and OLED panels continues, the South Korean tech giant has put more of an emphasis on bringing 8K to the masses.

The guide will help your sort your through all the models, sizes and features if you’re looking to bag a Samsung TV in 2020.


Samsung TV 2020 highlights

Samsung’s flagship TV for 2020 is its Q950TS 8K Infinity Screen flagship TV. The Q950TS’ display occupies 99% of the screen, and at 15mm thick, it is bordering on OLED levels of slimness for an LED TV. Not all of the new TVs will feature these ultra-slim dimensions, however, with just the Q950T and Q900T getting it.

An issue that continues to mar 8K TV is that there’s not much native 8K content out there. Samsung’s solution has been to develop a new AI Quantum Processor. With its 8K AI upscaling and deep-learning capabilities, it can convert sub-8K content into near-8K quality pretty well.

Every model in Samsung’s 8K QLED TV range has met the 8K Association’s Test Specifications requirements as well as the CTA 8K Ultra HD Display Definition, in case other brands were looking to pour cold water of the nature of Samsung’s 8K output.

Other details include ‘Adaptive picture’ mode which adjusts the picture to suit the ambient light in your room. Object Tracking Sound uses AI technology tracks sounds on screen for accurate placement, as well as offering a 3D-like experience. The Q-Symphony feature should further improve sound quality with a bigger soundstage, but you’ll need Samsung’s Q-Series soundbars to complete the process.

Samsung announced consumer-facing MicroLED TVs for 2020 that will be available in 75-, 88-, 93-, 110- and 150-inch versions. A key feature of MicroLED is the modular panels that make up the screen can be connected together and adapted to create a mini-cinema that fits any living space. Samsung claims its MicroLED displays offer the best-in-class picture quality with peak brightness of 5000 nits; greater depth, better resolution, and higher clarity. There’s been no word on prices or an exact release date.

Related: Why BT Sport and Samsung are betting big on 8K


Samsung TV 2020 8K QLED

Q950TS

Sitting at the top of the 2020 Samsung TV range is the top is the Q950TS 8K Infinity Screen TV. The Infinity Screen refers to the display, which is 15mm thick and occupies 99% of the screen area.

The set still manages to tuck inside its slim frame OTS+ (Object Tracking Sound) speakers, which use AI technology for accurate placement of sounds on screen. We’ve reviewed the Q950TS and said it was hands down the “most attractive LCD TV” we’ve tested.

Q900T

  • QE75Q900T – £6999
  • QE65Q900T – £4999

The step-down model from the Q950T is the Q900T. The 75-inch can pump out 4000 nits of brightness (the 65-inch can do 3000 nits). Like the Q950T, it has the Infinity Screen and 8K Quantum AI processor and OTS+ sound. The difference between it and the Q950T is that the Q900T doesn’t support the No Gap wall mount/One Connect box, but does support the Q Symphony speaker set-up.

Q800T

The Q800T is the first set in the 8K range that doesn’t support the Infinity Screen. Instead you get the ‘Boundless design’, which still has bezels on the side, but they’re kept to a minimum.

Otherwise, the feature set here is similar to the Q900T, but it comes in an 82-inch version, and can generate a max 2000 nits of brightness.

Samsung TV 2020 4K QLED

Q95T

The Q95T is the flagship 4K range. It isn’t, however, a direct replacement for 2019’s equivalent Q90R.

Instead the Q95T is more similar to the 2019 Q85R in terms of specs. The thinking by Samsung is that the 8K Q900T/Q800T are direct replacements for the Q90R. Brightness is a maximum of 2000 nits, the processor is the 4K Quantum AI and the sound is the standard OTS audio. Even though it’s not a direct successor to the Q90R, as we remarked upon in our review, the Q95T is a 4K QLED that’s a stellar performer.

Q90T

The Q90T is nigh-on identical to the Q90T in terms of performance features and specs. What it lacks compared to the Q95T is the One Connect box, and it drops the larger 85-inch model.

Q85T

  • QE49Q85T – £1599
  • QE55Q85T – £1799
  • QE65Q85T – £2499
  • QE75Q85T – £3499

If you’re after a higher-end 4K QLED but are rather dismayed by the large sizes, the Q85T is the first to have a 49-inch model in its ranks.

The video/audio features present on the Q95T/Q90T appear here, but HDR performance drops to 1500/1000 nits. The Q85T is exclusive to the Dixons Group (Currys PC World).

Q80T

Samsung continues its trend of slightly downgrading its TVs by omitting some features off the list compared to the model above it. The Q80T does get an 85-inch model to fill out its ranks, and HDR brightness remains the same as the Q85T. The screen doesn’t support Samsung’s Anti-Reflection, so it’s better to keep this one facing away from any bright lights.

Q70T

The Q70T is where the features start to fall away. There’s no info on peak HDR brightness, suggesting it’s less than 1000 nits.

The panel is not a direct full-array one, so it doesn’t have local dimming which suggests it’s an edge-lit model. You also miss out on the OTS tracking speakers, Q Symphony compatibility and the design is different. The Q75T has Samsung’s 3-sided Boundless design that offers a minimalist look and near-bezeless panel for fewer distractions when watching your favourite programmes/films.

And if you’re wondering what the difference is between the Q75T and the Q70T? The latter has an 85-inch model, and the former is only available from Currys PC World.

Q65T

  • QE43Q65T – £799
  • QE50Q65T – £899
  • QE55Q65T – £1199
  • QE65Q65T – £1499
  • QE75Q65T – £1799

The Q65T is the first model to have a 43-inch version, and features what Samsung has called the Quantum Processor Lite, which we believe refers to the set’s less thorough upscaling skills. The Q65T also misses out on the Adaptive Picture feature, so this set doesn’t adjust its picture in accordance with ambient light levels.

Q60T

Again, the differences between the Q65T and Q60T appear to be fairly cosmetic. The bottom-range QLED TV has a 85-inch model and that’s about it.

Samsung TV 2020 4K Crystal UHD

Samsung TU8500

  • UE43TU8500 − £599
  • UE49TU8500 − £649
  • UE55TU8500 − £799
  • UE65TU8500 − £1099

The first model in Samsung’s Crystal UHD range is the TU8500. Inevitably some features drop off from the QLED, such as the 4K Quantum processor. But you still get HDR10+ (available across the whole range), a huge amount of smart apps and the benefit of Samsung’s upscaling expertise. Alexa and Samsung’s Tizen are available for voice control, while Google Assistant will be coming in a future update.

Samsung TU8000

  • UE43RU7410 – £499
  • UE50RU7410 – £499
  • UE55TU7100 – £699
  • UE65TU7100 – £999
  • UE75TU7100 – £1099
  • UE82TU7100 – £2499

The step down from the TU8500 is the TU8000. Visually there are cosmetic differences with the central pedestal is swapped out for feet towards the edges. The TU8000 also comes in more sizes, starting at 43-inches and ending at a mammoth 82-inches. Any who purchase this set also miss out on Samsung’s Dual LED technology, which helps enhance the set’s contrast levels.

Another thing to mention is that all the TU8000 sizes support Samsung’s clean cable solution apart from the 43-inch model.

Samsung TU7100

  • UE43TU7100 – £399
  • UE50TU7100 – £499
  • UE55TU7100 – £549
  • UE58TU7100 – £699
  • UE65TU7100 – £849
  • UE70TU7100 – £1099
  • UE75TU7100 – £999

As far as we can tell, the TU7100 is almost identical to the TU8000 with a few slight differences. It has fewer HDMI connections (two compared to the TU8000’s three), and comes in more sizes with a 58- and 70-inch version.

Samsung TV 2020 − 4K Lifestyle TVs

Sero

  • QE43LS05T – £1599

One that’s very much for the cool kid crowd, the Sero is a new lifestyle QLED TV with a unique feature. It can rotate between horizontal and vertical orientations like a smartphone can, so viewers can enjoy a whole range of content that are vertical in scope, as well as catering for normal, landscape content. It’s only available in 43-inch size, but comes with 60W of sound for a 4.1 channel presentation.

The Frame 2020

The Frame 2020 edition comes in new sizes with a 32-inch and massive 75-inch version. The Frame is like any other TV when switched on, but when you’re not watching content it’ll can show pieces of framed art via Art Mode. If this is of no interest, the screensavers/wallpapers can be customised to show your own pictures.

The Serif 2020

The 2020 edition of the Serif TV comes in 43, 49 and 55-inch flavours, and will be available in Cloud White and Cotton Blue colour options.

The Serif TV is more for design purists, although it does have a 4K QLED screen. It’s won a few awards including one at the International Forum (iF) Design Awards.


Samsung TV 2019 – 8K/4K QLED

Q950R 8K QLED

  • QE85Q950R – £8999
  • QE75Q950R – £5999
  • QE65Q950R – £4499

 

Samsung TV 2019

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Samsung Q90R

  • QE75Q90R – £3999
  • QE65Q90R – £2999
  • QE55Q90R – £2299

 

Samsung Q85R

  • QE75Q85R – £3999
  • QE65Q85R – £2499
  • QE55Q85R – £1499

 

Samsung QE55Q80R

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Samsung Q80R

  • QE65Q80R – £1999
  • QE55Q80R – £1499

 

Samsung QE49Q70R

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Samsung Q70R

  • QE82Q70R – £3999
  • QE75Q70R – £2999
  • QE65Q70R – £1799
  • QE55Q70R – £1249
  • QE49Q70R – £1099

 

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Samsung Q60R

  • QE82Q60R − £3999
  • QE75Q60R − £1999
  • QE65Q60R − £1299
  • QE55Q60R − £913
  • QE49Q60R − £849
  • QE43Q60R − £699

 

Samsung TV 2019 − UHD 4K TVs

Samsung UE55RU8000

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Samsung RU8000

  • UE49RU8000 − £1099
  • UE55RU8000 − £849
  • UE65RU8000 − £799

 

Samsung TV 2019

Samsung RU7410

  • UE50RU7410 – £799
  • UE43RU7410 – £649

Samsung TV 2019

Samsung RU7400

  • UE65RU7400 – £849
  • UE55RU7400 – £649
  • UE50RU7400 – £549
  • UE43RU7400 – £449

Samsung TV 2019

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Samsung RU7100

  • UE75RU7100 – £1999
  • UE65RU7100 – £1099
  • UE58RU7100 – £899
  • UE55RU7100 – £799
  • UE50RU7100 – £649
  • UE43RU7100 – £549

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