Samsung’s 2020 QLED TV lineup has finally gone on sale in the U.K. The new models include the company’s evolving range of 8K and 4K QLED TVs, as well as new editions of its lifestyle TVs, The Sero and The Frame.
Samsung said its 2020 TVs offer best-in class picture and sound quality, together with a versatile selection of screen sizes, improved AI capabilities and, in the case of its higher end models, a sleek new zero-bezel design.
The TVs are packed with features too. They all run Samsung's Tizen operating system, which provides access to popular streaming apps such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. Most come with a single HDMI 2.1 port and optional HDMI 2.1 features, as well as support for HDR10+ and Apple AirPlay 2. However, Samsung still doesn’t support Dolby Vision or Dolby Atmos on its TVs, so fans of those formats might want to look elsewhere.
Samsung’s flagship model this year is the Q950TS boasting 8K resolution and support for HDR. It also sports the zero-bezel design, offering an “unprecedented edge-to-edge viewing experience” that combines pristine picture and sound quality with Samsung’s most advanced AI picture processing capabilities.
That all sounds great but of course it doesn’t come cheap, with the most affordable 65-inch version priced at £5,999, while the biggest, 85-inch model carries a price tag of ‘just’ £9,499.
For those with smaller wallets Samsung does offer a few alternatives with a whole host of 4K models to choose from. They start with the more modest Q65T, which supports HDR and comes in five sizes ranging from 43-inches to 75-inches. The smaller version is priced at just £799. The most expensive model in Samsung's 2020 4K QLED lineup is the Q80T, which starts at £3,499 for the smaller, 75-inch version.
More adventurous buyers may want to check out Samsung’s lifestyle range, which includes the odd-looking Samsung Sero TV that’s able to rotate into a portrait mode to play mobile videos, similar to a kind of gargantuan smartphone. The Sero seems to be aimed at Instagram and Tik Tok users, but it has a reasonable price tag at just £1,230.
The lifestyle range also includes Samsung’s The Frame, which doubles as a piece of artwork when not in use and comes in 32-inch and 75-inch versions, priced at £799 and £3,499, respectively.
For sure Samsung’s TVs are never the cheapest, but the good news is that the company currently has a promotion running that allows cashbacks of up to £500 on select QLED TVs.
Samsung's full range of 2020 TVs can be purchased directly from the company's website, as well as select retailers.