Samsung TVs for 2022


Samsung still remains the number one manufacturer in the TV market and in 2022 they seem to continue more strong than ever. In our Samsung TVs for 2022 article today we are going to analyze all new releases for this year and break down all available series Samsung has in order to distinguish their differences and point out their similarities.

Samsung TVs for 2022

For those hoping that micro LED, Samsung’s incredible panel technology, would become mainstream don’t hold your breath as this will take a few good years to become reality. But we slowly get there as Samsung will be releasing sub-100″ sizes with 110”,101” and 89” being the ones available. But even the smaller 89″ will cost a hefty $80,000 so we are still a long way from these becoming affordable to the masses.

Until then it seems that Samsung has found a filler and this is no other than the new QD-OLED which is a hybrid technology that tries to take all the strengths of OLED and combine it with Quantum Dot. More on this a bit down this article.

As for the rest of their releases Neo QLED makes a return as their top premium LED LCD TVs, QLEDs are pushed more down the performance ladder and now act more as mid-tier offerings and Crystal UHD are their most basic and low cost units. Lastly Samsung has updated their Lifestyle series with The Frame and The Serif making a return.

QD-OLED Series

The obvious highlight in 2022 for Samsung is no other than QD-OLED as this is the first year this new panel technology makes its appearance. QD-OLED is a combination of OLED with a Quantum Dot layer in order to up the brightness and color coverage and practically eliminate many of the weaknesses OLED panels had up to this day.

This is a first generation release and although from our Samsung S95B review it seems that QD-OLED has a lot to offer we are curious to see how much manufacturers will be able to push this new tech in the future.

Right now there are only two TVs available, the S95B and Sony’s A95K, which we plan on reviewing in the near future.

Neo QLED series

Neo QLED is making a return for another year as Samsung’s top LED LCD offerings. Neo QLED TVs are using the new and improved mini LED backlight system which uses much smaller LEDs at the back of the unit compared to previous FALD backlights. As a result more zones can be incorporated and much better light control can be achieved.

Samsung TVs for 2022

In 2022 Samsung has expanded their Neo QLED series including three 8K resolution and three 4K ones. Although all manufacturers have 8K TVs on offer it feels like Samsung is the one investing more on them in comparison even though, to be honest, there is no reason to go for an 8K TV just yet.

The Neo QLED series come equipped with all the latest of technologies and surely will be favored among those looking for a premium quality TV but cannot afford to go for QD-OLED.

QLED series

Once their top tier TVs, now QLED has gone down to mid-tier territory. Their size has also decreased as there are only three models left now from which only one comes with a FALD backlight while the rest settle for the less capable Edge LED, or Dual LED as Samsung calls it, variant.

These still come with good specs and at least two of them come with HDMI 2.1 ports so they still can be considered very good low cost gaming solutions.

Samsung TVs for 2022

Lifestyle TV series

We will be honest to say that when Samsung had announced their Lifestyle series a few years back we thought that these would come and eventually fall into oblivion. But in 2022 they make another yearly return meaning that these have somehow found their market even if it is a more niche one compared to the rest of the lineup.

The Frame continues to be their most prominent Lifestyle model and this comes equipped with many of the specs we find in the QLED series along with features that are specially designed just for this series.

One major difference we find in both The Frame and The Serif this year is that Samsung opted to use a Matte LCD panel in order to make the screen feel a bit more like a real painting. We don’t know how much this affects its overall image when in normal use but this is something we will definitely test for ourselves when the time comes.

Crystal UHD series

The Crystal UHD series remains Samsung’s most affordable TVs with them featuring some very basic specs while these are aimed for specific only markets. Something that we need to note here is that there are many models other than just the BU8500 and BU8000 we mention here and most of them are market specific with some features aimed to certain countries.

Samsung TVs for 2022

New tech and features for 2022

When it comes to new technologies QD-OLED is a no brainer here. But it’s not the only new feature or tech this year. Many of their higher end models support 144Hz even if not officially mentioned, Dolby Atmos has finally come to a few select models, more TVs are using all four HDMI 2.1 ports while a full screen Tizen is finally upon us as was the case with LG and Sony.

QD-OLED

QD-OLED will be available in only one model for this year and as this marks its first outing this was to be expected. With such a promising technology we see Samsung heavily investing on it in the coming years, at least until micro LED becomes more mainstream.

Dolby Atmos

It may seem strange but until last year there was no Dolby Atmos decoding in Samsung TVs. Yes, they could pass Atmos through their eARC port but could not decode it internally. This year Dolby Atmos is present but unfortunately this does not extend to Dolby Vision as well and to be honest we don’t see Samsung TVs ever supporting it, unless something extraordinary happens.

More HDMI 2.1 ports

Another important development this year is that many of Samsung’s offerings come with full support for HDMI 2.1 in all their available ports. And Samsung made sure to extend this to most of their high and mid tier units as even the Q70B comes with four 48Gbps capable HDMI 2.1 ports making Samsung TVs ideal for gamers.

Samsung TVs for 2022
Full screen Tizen 2022

With Sony using the latest full screen Google TV and LG updating their webOS to have a similar full screen layout it was logical that Samsung would take the same route with their own Tizen platform.

Functionality is not all that different but the new look does take a bit of time to get used to especially if you are were accustomed to the lower positioned tile based system of previous years.

But other than that the new Tizen offers a host of old and new features with everything we got last year making a comeback along with a few updates and new additions. The Game Bar has been updated to Game Bar 2.0, cloud gaming in the form of Google Stadia and GeForce Now are available, a new NFT digital artwork hub will be present, a new smart calibration will work in conjunction to your smartphone while Watch Together will be another chat app option if you are interested in such a function.

Closing

Samsung remains one of the most prominent players in the TV arena and in 2022 they do bring out their big guns with their QD-OLED technology indicating another strong year for the number one manufacturer. A huge number of new models suggest that Samsung has something for everyone, no matter the needs and budget.

Samsung TVs for 2022

Before closing this part we should mention that you can check our dedicated TV reviews section for more reviews and articles which we will update as we manage to get our hands on these new releases. Also don’t lose the chance to subscribe to our Newsletter and gain exclusive privileges. So without further delay let’s analyze each model separately.


Samsung TVs 2022


Samsung S95B (4K QD-OLED TV)

Samsung TVs for 2022 | Samsung S95B

Type : Flat

The Samsung S95B is, along with Sony’s A95K, the first QD-OLED TVs on the market marking a significant leap in OLED performance over the last few years. The TV is a premium offering and a completely new entry in Samsung’s lineup and as such it comes with all the latest technologies and features including a new processor called Neural Quantum Processor 4K, a 120Hz panel and 4 HDMI 2.1 ports.

We have tested this TV recently and you can read our analysis in our Samsung S95B review.

Specifications
  • 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160)
  • QD-OLED display
  • 100/120Hz frequency
  • Neural Quantum Processor 4K
  • HDR10, HDR10+ Adaptive, HLG support
  • OTS / 2.2.2 channels 60W
  • Dolby Atmos support
  • Ultra Wide Angle, Game Bar 2.0, Filmmaker Mode
  • 4 x HDMI 2.1
  • ARC / eARC, VRR, FreeSync, G-SYNC, ALLM, HFR
  • WiFi6, Bluetooth 5.2
  • Tizen Smart Platform 2022
  • One Remote

Samsung QN900B (8K Neo QLED TV)

Samsung TVs for 2022 | Samsung QN900B

Type : Flat

The QN900B is a direct replacement of last year’s QN900A. Although many of its specs remain the same as last year there are a few minor improvements in order to further enhance its brightness capabilities.

It is the best 8K set you can get in 2022 and the only TV that uses the OTS Pro audio system. It is also one of the new Samsung TVs that still uses a One Connect Box instead of having all ports on the body of the TV. The TV can also display up to 144Hz which can be used if you connect a computer capable of such high frame rate.

Specifications
  • 8K resolution (7,680 x 4,320)
  • Neo QLED display technology
  • miniLED FALD Backlight system
  • VA panel with 144Hz frequency
  • Neural Quantum Processor 8K
  • HDR10, HDR10+ Adaptive, HLG support
  • OTS Pro / 6.2.2 80W
  • Dolby Atmos support
  • Ultra Wide Angle, Game Bar 2.0, Filmmaker Mode
  • 4 x HDMI 2.1
  • ARC / eARC, VRR, FreeSync, ALLM, HFR
  • WiFi (6E), Bluetooth v5.2
  • Tizen Smart Platform 2022
  • One Connect Box, One Remote

Samsung QN800B (8K Neo QLED TV)

Samsung TVs for 2022 | Samsung QN800B

Type : Flat

The QN800B is the second 8K TV set Samsung has on offer and in reality there are not many differences from its bigger brother, the QN900A. The most notable ones is the different audio system and the fact that the QN800B cannot do 144Hz and can only go as high as 120Hz.

Specifications
  • 8K resolution (7,680 x 4,320)
  • Neo QLED display technology
  • miniLED FALD Backlight system
  • VA panel with 100/120Hz frequency
  • Neural Quantum Processor 8K
  • HDR10, HDR10+ Adaptive, HLG support
  • OTS+ / 4.2.2 channels 70W
  • Dolby Atmos support
  • Ultra Wide Angle, Game Bar 2.0, Filmmaker Mode
  • 4 x HDMI 2.1
  • ARC / eARC, VRR, FreeSync, ALLM, HFR
  • WiFi (6E), Bluetooth v5.2
  • Tizen Smart Platform 2022
  • One Connect Box, One Remote

Samsung QN700B (8K Neo QLED TV)

Samsung TVs for 2022 | Samsung QN700B

Type : Flat

The QN700B is the least expensive 8K TV available from Samsung in 2022. It seems that this will only be released in the UK and select Eurpopean markets as it is not available in the US, at least not yet.

The differences we find here is the 50/60Hz panel being used and a more simple audio system. Also due to the use of a 50/60Hz panel it means that this one cannot do 120Hz gaming even though it comes with four HDMI 2.1 ports.

Specifications
  • 8K resolution (7,680 x 4,320)
  • Neo QLED display technology
  • miniLED FALD Backlight system
  • VA panel with 50/60Hz frequency
  • Neural Quantum Processor 8K
  • HDR10, HDR10+ Adaptive, HLG support
  • OTS Lite / 4.2 channels 60W
  • Dolby Atmos support
  • Game Bar 2.0, Filmmaker Mode
  • 4 x HDMI 2.1
  • ARC / eARC, FreeSync, ALLM
  • WiFi (6E), Bluetooth v5.2
  • Tizen Smart Platform 2022
  • One Connect Box, One Remote

Samsung QN95B (4K Neo QLED TV)

Samsung TVs for 2022 | Samsung QN95B

Type : Flat

The QN95B is the best 4K LED LCD TV on offer from Samsung this year. Although originally available in Europe it is pending release in the US market also, unlike last year when the QN95A remained exclusive to the EU and UK markets among others.

It is also the only of the 4K Neo QLEDs that comes with the One Connect Box.

You can read our full analysis of this TV in our dedicated Samsung QN95B review.

Specifications
  • 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160)
  • Neo QLED display technology
  • miniLED FALD Backlight system
  • VA panel with 144Hz frequency
  • Neural Quantum Processor 4K
  • HDR10, HDR10+ Adaptive, HLG support
  • OTS+ / 4.2.2 channels 70W
  • Dolby Atmos support
  • Ultra Wide Angle, Game Bar 2.0, Filmmaker Mode
  • 4 x HDMI 2.1
  • ARC / eARC, VRR, FreeSync, ALLM, HFR
  • WiFi 5, Bluetooth v5.2
  • Tizen Smart Platform 2022
  • One Connect Box, One Remote

Samsung QN90B (4K Neo QLED TV)

Similar models : QN91B, QN92B, QN93B, QN94B
Samsung TVs for 2022 | Samsung QN90B

Type : Flat

The QN90B is the replacement of last year’s top 4K Neo QLED in the US market, the QN90A. In reality the only difference between this one and the QN95B is that this one uses last year’s Neo Quantum Processor 4K and does not have the One Connect Box. Everything else remains the same.

You can read our full analysis in our Samsung QN90B review article.

Specifications
  • 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160)
  • Neo QLED display technology
  • miniLED FALD Backlight system
  • VA panel with 100/120Hz frequency (43″, 50″ have 144Hz)
  • Neo Quantum Processor 4K
  • HDR10, HDR10+ Adaptive, HLG support
  • OTS+ / 4.2.2 channels 60W
  • Dolby Atmos support
  • Ultra Wide Angle, Game Bar 2.0, Filmmaker Mode
  • 4 x HDMI 2.1
  • ARC / eARC, VRR, FreeSync, ALLM, HFR
  • WiFi 5, Bluetooth v5.2
  • Tizen Smart Platform 2022
  • One Remote

Samsung QN85B (4K Neo QLED TV)

Samsung TVs for 2022 | Samsung QN85B

Type : Flat

The QN85B is the last of the Neo QLEDs that comes with the more advanced mini LED backlight system. It is using a mix of ADS and VA panels, depending the size, with 100/120Hz frequency and uses the more simple OTS sound system. Everything else is similar to the QN90B.

You can read our full analysis and verdict in our dedicated Samsung QN85B review.

Specifications
  • 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160)
  • Neo QLED display technology
  • miniLED FALD Backlight system
  • ADS/VA panel with 100/120Hz frequency
  • Neo Quantum Processor 4K
  • HDR10, HDR10+ Adaptive, HLG support
  • OTS / 2.2.2 channels 60W
  • Dolby Atmos support
  • Ultra Wide Angle, Game Bar 2.0, Filmmaker Mode
  • 4 x HDMI 2.1
  • ARC / eARC, VRR, FreeSync, ALLM, HFR
  • WiFi 5, Bluetooth v5.2
  • Tizen Smart Platform 2022
  • One Remote

Samsung Q80B (4K QLED TV)

Samsung TVs for 2022 | Samsung Q80B

Type : Flat

The Q80B is the only Samsung TV this year to use a traditional FALD backlight as it seems that this will slowly be completely replaced by the more advance mini LED variant. Except from that change, the use of the less capable Quantum Processor 4K and the omission of Ultra Wide Angle technology the Q80B has all the other tech of the QN85B above.

You can read our full analysis of this TV in our detailed Samsung Q80B review.

Specifications
  • 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160)
  • Quantum Dot display technology
  • Full Array with Local Dimming (FALD) Backlight system
  • ADS/VA panel with 100/120Hz frequency
  • Quantum Processor 4K
  • HDR10, HDR10+ Adaptive, HLG support
  • OTS / 2.2.2 channels 60W
  • Dolby Atmos support
  • Game Bar 2.0, Filmmaker Mode
  • 4 x HDMI 2.1
  • ARC / eARC, VRR, FreeSync, ALLM, HFR
  • WiFi 5, Bluetooth v5.2
  • Tizen Smart Platform 2022
  • One Remote

Samsung Q70B (4K QLED TV)

Samsung TVs for 2022 | Samsung Q70B

Type : Flat

The Q70B comes with a few significant reductions in specs compared to the Q80B and the most obvious one is the use of an Edge LED backlight, which Samsung calls Dual LED. It also uses the less capable Quantum Processor 4K and the simpler OTS Lite audio system.

The Q70B is the cheapest Samsung TV that comes with HDMI 2.1 and 120Hz support which makes this one an ideal low cost gaming solution.

Specifications
  • 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160)
  • Quantum Dot display technology
  • Dual LED Backlight system
  • VA panel with 100/120Hz frequency
  • Quantum Processor 4K
  • HDR10, HDR10+ Adaptive, HLG support
  • OTS Lite / 2.0 channels 20W
  • Dolby Atmos support
  • Game Bar 2.0, Filmmaker Mode
  • 4 x HDMI 2.1
  • ARC / eARC, VRR, FreeSync, ALLM, HFR
  • WiFi 5, Bluetooth v5.2
  • Tizen Smart Platform 2022
  • One Remote

Samsung Q60B (4K QLED TV)

Similar models : Q65B
Samsung TVs for 2022 | Samsung Q60B

Type : Flat

The Q60B is the last of the QLEDs and comes with two big reductions compared to the Q70B above. It uses the less capable Quantum Processor 4K Lite and drops HDMI 2.1 support along with all the gaming features these ports come with.

You have a detailed article from our Q60B testing which you can read HERE.

Specifications
  • 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160)
  • Quantum Dot display technology
  • Dual LED Backlight system
  • VA panel with 100/120Hz frequency
  • Quantum Processor 4K Lite
  • HDR10, HDR10+ Adaptive, HLG support
  • OTS Lite / 2.0 channels 20W
  • Dolby Atmos support
  • Game Bar 2.0, Filmmaker Mode
  • 3 x HDMI 2.0
  • ARC / eARC, ALLM
  • WiFi 5, Bluetooth v5.2
  • Tizen Smart Platform 2022
  • One Remote

Samsung The Frame 2022 (4K QLED TV)

Samsung TVs for 2022 | Samsung The Frame 2022

Type : Flat

The Frame belongs in the Lifestyle series that Samsung has been releasing for a few years now. Specs wise it looks very similar to the Q70B above but there are a few notable differences.

First of all not all sizes support 100/120Hz and some go for 50/60Hz. Also it is using the OTS sound system while for the first time in a Frame TV Samsung has added a matte LCD panel in order to make the images look more like paintings. This was not present in the Frame models of previous years. It also comes with Samsung’s One Connect Box.

Specifications
  • 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160)
  • Quantum Dot display technology
  • Dual LED Backlight system
  • VA panel with 100/120Hz or 50/60Hz frequency (size dependent)
  • Matte LCD panel
  • Quantum Processor 4K
  • HDR10, HDR10+ Adaptive, HLG support
  • OTS / 2.0.2 channels 40W
  • Dolby Atmos support
  • Game Bar 2.0, Filmmaker Mode
  • 4 x HDMI 2.1
  • ARC / eARC, VRR, FreeSync, ALLM, HFR
  • WiFi 5, Bluetooth v5.2
  • Tizen Smart Platform 2022
  • One Connect Box, One Remote

Samsung The Serif 2022 (4K QLED TV)

Samsung TVs for 2022 | Samsung The Serif 2022

Type : Flat

The Serif is the second Lifestyle TV on offer this year and this is not so much different from the Frame above. Obviously it comes with a completely different frame and design but in terms of specs the changes are small.

It uses the simpler OTS Lite audio system, drops Dolby Atmos support and misses the One Connect Box that was available in the Frame. All other specs are the same.

Specifications
  • 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160)
  • Quantum Dot display technology
  • Dual LED Backlight system
  • VA panel with 100/120Hz or 50/60Hz frequency (size dependent)
  • Matte LCD panel
  • Quantum Processor 4K
  • HDR10, HDR10+ Adaptive, HLG support
  • OTS Lite / 4.0 channels 40W
  • Game Bar 2.0, Filmmaker Mode
  • 4 x HDMI 2.1
  • ARC / eARC, VRR, FreeSync, ALLM, HFR
  • WiFi 5, Bluetooth v5.2
  • Tizen Smart Platform 2022
  • One Remote

Samsung BU8500 (4K Crystal UHD TV)

Samsung TVs for 2022 | Samsung BU8500

Type : Flat

The Crystal UHD series includes Samsung’s most affordable TVs with very basic specs. There are various models available, depending the country and market these are aimed for, but in general they offer the same performance in terms of image performance.

It seems that these are mostly aimed for markets outside the US.

Specifications
  • 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160)
  • Edge LED Backlight system
  • VA/ADS panel with 50/60Hz frequency
  • Crystal Processor 4K
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HLG support
  • OTS Lite / 2.0 channels 20W
  • Filmmaker Mode
  • 3 x HDMI 2.0
  • ARC / eARC, ALLM
  • WiFi 5, Bluetooth v5.2
  • Tizen Smart Platform 2022
  • One Remote

Samsung BU8000 (4K Crystal UHD TV)

Samsung TVs for 2022 | Samsung BU8000

Type : Flat

The BU8000 is another Crystal UHD series and there is no obvious differences between this and the BU8500 above except from the stand. As we said above their differences are mostly in software with specific markets getting specific services. Some hardware changes may be noticeable but the most general specs remain the same across all markets.

Specifications
  • 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160)
  • Edge LED Backlight system
  • VA/ADS panel with 50/60Hz frequency
  • Crystal Processor 4K
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HLG support
  • OTS Lite / 2.0 channels 20W
  • Filmmaker Mode
  • 3 x HDMI 2.0
  • ARC / eARC, ALLM
  • WiFi 5, Bluetooth v5.2
  • Tizen Smart Platform 2022
  • One Remote

Samsung TVs 2022

6 thoughts on “Samsung TVs for 2022”

  1. Hi Stratos,

    So QD-OLED fills the space for micro LED or it is here to stay? But will micro LED be launched by end of 2023? Will look forward to your review of Sony A95K as the S95B looks already a strong contender for the best TV of 2022. Thanks for sharing this great guide.

    Best Regards,

    Rohit

    Reply
    • Micro LED is already available but it comes only in big sizes and its price is not low yet. It seems that things get better with every year passing but even as such it will be a few good years before micro LED can become affordable to the masses. As for QD-OLED we don’t know if manufacturers will keep it when micro LED start gaining traction but until then it surely has a few strong years ahead of it for sure.

      Reply
  2. Thank you for such a comprehensive resume of these TVs.  I came across your article by chance but am so glad I did as I’m no expert in TVs but happen to be searching for one at the moment. I haven’t bought a new TV for a few years and this was an excellent rundown.

    The TV I am most taken with is the Frame TV. Your comment says: ‘the matte LCD panel seems like a great idea as it makes the screen feel more like a real painting.’ Is this correct?  I’m interested in this because a neighbor of mine has his TV positioned above the fireplace and he displays some beautiful artworks when the TV is not in use, which can be changed depending on time of year and mood.  He changes his artwork practically every day. So, I’d love to do the same and this seems like the TV to do just that with.

    Reply
    • Hello Jacqueline. The Frame of 2022 does indeed come with a new matte LCD panel but we haven’t seen it yet for ourselves. We are planning on reviewing this model at some point in the future so we will comment on its look when we do so.

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  3. Hey guys, I’ve been seeing in Spain a QN90B and QN91B. The Qn90B is slightly cheaper. Can anyone tell me the difference between these two and if they’re both got VA panels in Europe for the 50 inch version?

    Reply
    • Hey Abel. Unfortunately with so many variations in different markets and regions it’s difficult to know what Samsung is using in each one of them. The only way to be sure about what panel the QN91B is using is to check the pixel microstructure. Otherwise no one can be sure of it. And I would advise you not to trust salesmen very much as they do not know such technical information and will tell you anything to make a sale.

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