Sony Adds 4 New 4K HDR TVs to its 2019 Lineup

Mike Wheatley

Sony is boosting its range of TVs for 2019 with the launch of four new 4K HDR Smart TV sets aimed at mid-tier customers.


The latest batch of Sony screens are led by the Sony XG83, which runs on the company’s most powerful X1 processing chip. The others, which come with a less powerful chipset, include the Sony XG81, XG80 and XG70 models.

The XG83 is available in 43 and 49-inches, while the XG81 and XG70 range comes in 43, 49, 55 and 65-inch varieties. The XG80 has a bigger option in addition to those sizes, with a 75-inch screen also available. Most of the panels use edge LEDs, although a few of the larger ones are instead equipped with direct LED without zone dimming.

Last week’s announcement means that Sony has now released 15 new models for 2019, including its high-end Master Series lineup led by the Sony Z9G 8K LED TV.

The XG83 is the standout of today’s new batch, running on Sony’s 4K HDR Processor X1, which features object-based HDR remaster and Super Bit Mapping HDR technology to deliver more lifelike 4K HDR image quality.

The others all run on Sony’s older X-Reality Pro chip, and sport its Triluminos Display tech that offers a wider colour gamut panel. Each of the new TVs is said to be compatible with HDR10, but not the newer HDR10+ standard, nor Dolby Vision.

Each of the TVs except for the XG70 range run the Android TV operating system, and come with support for Google Play apps and video streaming services such as Amazon Prime, Netflix and YouTube. Google Assistant is also integrated with the TVs, allowing for some voice controls. Chromecast is also built in.

Other features include a twin tuner for TV recordings in the XG83, while the full range comes with built in WiFi and support for Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. All of the TVs except for the XG70 offer four HDMI inputs.

Sony said the new batch of mid-range TVs will launch in the UK in either April or May. There’s no word yet on what they might cost, however.