Samsung’s TV-centric unveiling event Unbox & Discover took place today in a virtual environment where the company has detailed its 2021 TV lineup, a new Q Series soundbar, and the new Smart Trainer feature for the Samsung Health platform.
Samsung’s smart TV portfolio for 2021 includes the new series of Neo QLED TVs, as well as new microLED TV options for customers who are looking for a cinematic, edge-to-edge display experience.
Samsung Neo QLED TVs are great for gamers and fitness enthusiasts
Samsung has first unveiled its Neo QLED TV series at CES 2021 and it later confirmed the series’ launch prices. The Neo QLED TVs will launch in 4K and 8K flavors. The 4K models will be available in various sizes starting a 50-inch diagonal, whereas the 8K models will be available in 65 / 75 / 85-inch sizes.
Today, Samsung reminded its fans of a few new interesting features that are related to its Neo QLED TV series. It’s the world’s first to support AMD’s Freesync Premium Pro technology, and together with Samsung’s new Game Bar, the Super Ultrawide Gameview option, the 120 refresh rate, and the low 5.8ms response time, the Neo QLED TVs are shaping up to be the gamer’s choice of the year.
Meanwhile, fitness enthusiasts can look forward to the new Smart Trainer feature. Smart Trainer is the latest addition to the Samsung Health platform and it works together with a camera (sold separately). It leverages AI to analyze your posture and provide real-time feedback throughout your workout.
Samsung is making microLED TVs a lot more accessible this year
Samsung’s microLED TV technology has so far been reserved for lifestyle TV models such as The Wall, but this year the company is bringing microLED technology to a more conventional form factor.
New microLED TVs with 99-inch and 110-inch displays will be available for purchase at the end of the month, and later this year Samsung will be launching 88-inch and 76-inch variants.
One of the most unique characteristics of the microLED TV series is 4Vue – a technology that allows customers to separate the screen in up to four equal rectangles and watch four channels simultaneously.
Samsung is refreshing its lifestyle TV, The Frame, for 2021
Samsung is also bringing a few key updates to The Frame and is increasing photo storage from 500MB to 6GB, allowing users to store up to 1,200 UHD photos from the Art Store.
In addition, The Frame (2021) is now slimmer, measuring only 24.9mm in thickness, and it has new mounting options including the Slim Fit Wall Mount. Later this year, Samsung is planning to release a new accessory for The Frame, called My Shelf. It will be available in black, beige, brown, and white, and it will be compatible with 55 / 65/ 75-inch The Frame models.
A new size for the Samsung Interactive Display FLIP will also be introduced this year. The existing 55 / 65 / 85-inch variants will soon be joined by a 75-inch model.
Introducing new soundbars to match the latest visuals
Lastly, Samsung has introduced the 2021 Q Series soundbars, all of which take advantage of the company’s Q-Symphony technology to deliver enhanced 3D audio.
The new lineup includes the Q950A, which Samsung describes as the industry’s first device of its kind to offer 11.1.4 sound channels. It’s compatible Bixby as well as Amazon Alexa.