While most of the UK details of Samsung’s new 2023 TV range have yet to be announced, the company’s US and EU divisions have already announced most of the new models and their prices.
Perhaps the biggest news is that the new range includes the cheapest QD-OLED to date, at least in terms of launch price. The QD-OLED mentioned is the S90C, which will launch in Europe at a price of €2000 – that’s €200 less than the S95B at launch.
Translated directly, using current exchange rates, €2000 equates to approximately £1760 / $2125 / AU$3115. We don’t expect the EU price to translate exactly that way, but there is every reason to believe that the S90C will be cheaper globally than the S95B at launch.
There are two QD-OLED models this year, with the S90C being the more entry-level model. The S95C, sitting above it, has a more advanced sound system, an external One Connect box for its inputs and outputs, a uniformly thin design and a slightly higher peak brightness. It costs €2500 (about £2200 / $2655 / AU$3885).
8K and 4K Mini LED QLED models
Of course, QD-OLED is only part of Samsung’s range, and a full complement of Mini LED-backlit QLED models (“Neo QLEDs” in Samsung terms) have also been announced, along with a fair number of US prices.
The 8K QN900C and QN800C lead the way here, starting at $5000 (around £4150 / AU$7320) and $3500 (£2900 / AU$5125) respectively. The UK and Europe are also expected to get an entry-level QN700C 8K model, but it’s unlikely to be released in the US. All three 8K models have One Connect boxes.
Now the 4K Neo QLED models. These include the QN95C, which starts at $3300 (about £2740 / AU$4840) for a 65-inch model, the QN90C (from $1200 / about £1000 / AU$1760 for a 50-inch model) and the QN85C (from $1500 / about £1245 / AU$2200). Interestingly, none of these models have a One Connect box.
Below that come a number of QLED models with standard LED backlighting, but we don’t have pricing information on that yet.
We’re in the process of gathering more information, including specs, across the range, and will update our Samsung 2023 TV line-up page with all the details as we get them.
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