SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission.

Notifications
    News for you

    Samsung unveils new Neo QLED TVs with improved performance, new features

    TV
    By 

    Last updated: January 3rd, 2022 at 07:24 UTC+01:00

    Alongside new MicroLED and lifestyle TVs, Samsung unveiled new Neo QLED TVs. The company claims that its 2022 Neo QLED TVs feature a new Neo Quantum Processor for improved backlighting control. The TVs also feature improved picture quality, audio performance, and new software features.

    Samsung's 2022 Neo QLED TVs come in 4K and 8K variants. They feature MiniLED backlight and advanced contrast mapping. This increases brightness levels from 12-bit in 2021 Neo QLED TVs to 14-bit in the newer ones, resulting in greater light source control and better HDR performance. Previous-generation Neo QLED TVs feature 4,096 steps of brightness levels, and that figure has quadrupled to 16,384 steps with the newer generation.

    These TVs also feature AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, HDR10+, HDR10+ GAMING, up to 144Hz refresh rate, and HDMI 2.1 ports, which means they are perfect for high-refresh-rate gaming via Xbox Series X, PS5, and even PCs. Sadly, there's no support for Dolby Vision.

    The South Korean firm says that it has implemented the Shape Adaptive Light feature, which analyzes the shape (line or shape) of objects on the screen to improve the brightness and accuracy of those shapes. This could help with the blooming issue commonly found in MiniLED TVs.

    The company has also used the Real Depth Enhancer feature to recognize individual objects and process them against their backgrounds. It improves the picture quality and realism by adding a sense of depth to the image. The new EyeComfort mode uses sensors built into 2022 Neo QLED TVs and the time to adjust the brightness and white balance so that users don't suffer from eye strain.

    Samsung is also introducing OTS Pro (Object Tracking Sound Pro) with its 2022 lineup of Neo QLED TVs. It uses AI to analyze objects moving on the screen and then uses the TV's up-firing speakers to create overhead sound. The previous generation Neo QLED TVs could only use side-firing speakers to emulate the sound of objects moving from one side of the frame to another.

    Top-firing speakers also make the new TVs compatible with Dolby Atmos. It means that 2022 Neo QLED TVs can offer Dolby Atmos audio without a need for additional soundbars or multi-channel speaker systems. The TVs also feature Q Symphony, which combines audio from the TV and a compatible Samsung soundbar to create more immersive audio.

    The South Korean firm has also improved the software on its TVs. The new Neo QLED TVs feature a newer version of Tizen that collates and curates content from all major streaming services. This is similar to Apple TV and Google TV, but we are unsure if it also supports Netflix. Consumers can use an NFT platform to discover, buy, and trade digital artwork. The Watch Together feature can be used to watch content with friends and family while being on a video call using the TV.

    The company has also transformed the Game Bar into a completely new Gaming Hub that offers cloud gaming, FPS meter, and a lot of other things that improve the gaming experience. Other features of the new TVs include SmartThings, Samsung Health, SpaceFit Sound audio calibration, Alexa, and Active Voice Amplifier.

    Join SamMobile's Telegram group and subscribe to our YouTube channel to get instant news updates and in-depth reviews of Samsung devices. You can also subscribe to get updates from us on Google News and follow us on Twitter.

    TV CES 2022Mini-LEDNeo QLED

    You might also like

    Top 5 Samsung Neo QLED TV features I love

    Top 5 Samsung Neo QLED TV features I love

    I upgraded my Samsung smart TV at the beginning of the year and replaced my Crystal UHD TV with a Neo QLED 4K (QN90C). I didn't pay too much money for the new TV thanks to a limited-time deal, but either way, I quickly realized that it was worth every penny. The Neo QLED QN90C […]

    • By Mihai Matei
    • 8 hours ago
    Samsung 2023 Neo QLED 4K and 8K TVs are a bargain!

    Samsung 2023 Neo QLED 4K and 8K TVs are a bargain!

    The 4K and 8K Neo QLED TVs Samsung released last year are now available at massively discounted prices. While the latest TV models for 2024 are available at their original retail prices, Samsung is trying to get rid of its 2023 stock, which means there's an opportunity to get great value for money. If you […]

    • By Mihai Matei
    • 13 hours ago
    Save up to 54% on Neo QLED 4K TVs

    Save up to 54% on Neo QLED 4K TVs

    The new Samsung TV lineup for 2024 brought with it massive discounts for the 2023 series. Prospective buyers who don't mind saving a couple of thousand dollars by buying a 2023 model are in for a treat, as they can now buy the Neo QLED 4K QN90C model and save up to a whopping 54%. […]

    • By Mihai Matei
    • 2 weeks ago
    Samsung UK offers free Galaxy S24s to 2024 TV pre-order customers

    Samsung UK offers free Galaxy S24s to 2024 TV pre-order customers

    Samsung's 2024 smart TVs are finally launching in the UK, and prospective buyers who are fast enough to pre-order are in for a treat, as Samsung is throwing in free devices, ranging from sound systems to smartphones. Samsung's new OLED, Neo QLED, and Frame TVs are now available for pre-order in the UK. The pre-order […]

    • By Mihai Matei
    • 3 weeks ago
    Samsung brings TVs and quality entertainment to EV charging stations

    Samsung brings TVs and quality entertainment to EV charging stations

    One of the downsides of electric vehicles is that they, too, need refueling, but drivers can't just dump a bunch of fuel in the tank at a gas station and be on their way in a couple of minutes. It takes time for an EV to recharge its batteries. And even though EV manufacturers have […]

    • By Mihai Matei
    • 3 weeks ago
    What exactly is 4K/8K upscaling on Samsung TVs? Should you care?

    What exactly is 4K/8K upscaling on Samsung TVs? Should you care?

    One of the main selling points Samsung pushes for every new generation of smart TVs is its upscaling technology. But what exactly is 4K and 8K upscaling, and should you care? In layman's terms, upscaling is a technique many brands and smart TVs use to render video content in 4K or 8K resolutions, even if […]

    • By Mihai Matei
    • 3 weeks ago