TCL debuts monster 115-inch Mini-LED TV with 20,000 dimming zones

Mike Wheatley

TCL has taken its penchant for super-sized TVs to the next level with the launch of its awe-inspiring 115-inch QM891G Mini-LED at CES 2024, putting the various 98- to 100-inch models announced by the likes of itself, Hisense and Samsung to shame.


What’s more, the TCL QM891G Mini-LED TV isn’t just big in terms of its display, for it also has some impressive specifications that put it right up there with some of the best Mini-LED displays money can buy. For instance, it comes with an astonishing 20,000 local dimming zones, enabling it to deliver strong contrast control even across that massive display real estate.

The company also claims that the TCL QM891G can achieve a peak brightness of more than 5,000 nits, another incredible achievement that once again puts it among the industry’s leaders. While Samsung and LG have both announced 3,000 nit OLED displays this week, TCL’s jump to 5,000 is equally impressive.

According to TCL, the TCL QM891G features a new processor called the APIQ Ultra, which uses artificial intelligence algorithms to carefully manage all of those local dimming zones and put them to good use. The new chip is exclusive to the TCL QM891G, and TCL USA’s vice president of product marketing and development Scott Ramirez said it will ensure “clean, precise and pristine picture quality”, for any kind of content.

The TV’s colour expression is enhanced with the integration of Quantum Dot technology into the Mini-LED panel, and the company claims coverage of 98% of the DCI-P3 spectrum.

It’s safe to assume that most people who have the cash to splash on a 115-inch TV will also be in a position to invest in a decent home theatre system too, but just in case that isn’t so, TCL has also gone all-out on the audio side. The TCL QM891G features an integrated 6.2.2-channel sound system, with dedicated up-firing speakers and full support for Dolby Atmos surround sound.

In recent years, a lot of console gamers have opted for smaller TVs such as LG Electronics’ line of 42-inch and 48-inch OLED models, but TCL seems to think gamers will also be interested in a much more massive display. To that end, it boasts support for 4K/120Hz and 4K/144Hz gaming, though we should note that the display itself maxes out at 120Hz. It also support VRR in the shape of AMD’s FreeSync, ensuring a smooth, flicker-free experience for fast-paced games.

With the TCL QM891G, the company is really muscling into projector territory here. It’s unlikely that there will be too many takers specifically seeking out such a large TV, but projectors are very popular and some might see it as a compelling alternative, given that it will almost certainly deliver far superior blacks than any projector can. It also has superior gaming features and likely, a better Smart TV platform as well, when we consider that many projectors do not have any.

The TCL QM891G is the flagship model in an extensive lineup of Mini-LED TVs that the Chinese brand announced today. Other models include the step down TCL QM851G, which is available in sizes ranging from 65- to 98-inches.

The QM851G appears to mirror the TCL X955 TV that launched in Europe last year, boasting more than 5,000 Mini-LED local dimming zones and peak brightness of 5,000 nits. We’re unsure how closely it will correspond to the X955, but if it is anything like that model, it should be one of the most advanced large-sized Mini-LED TVs money can buy, offering a compelling alternative to Samsung’s premium Neo-QLED and Hisense’s ULED TVs.

Also this year, TCL will launch the new QM751G, mid-range Q651G and Q651G-Pro models, and a more affordable S551G Mini-LED TVs.