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2022 Samsung Neo QLED TVs make 8K cheaper

Samsung are sticking with Neo QLED for another year

Fergus Halliday
Digital Content Editor
March 16, 2022
2 min read

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Samsung’s latest lineup of TVs bring with them a new processor, a refreshed user interface, cheaper 8K models and support for fully wireless Dolby Atmos surround sound.

Although the company’s more-experimental QD-OLED and MicroLED TVs are nowhere to be found, Samsung’s 2022 AV lineup still promises to offer Aussies plenty of reasons to be excited. There are tangible touch-ups on last year’s formula across the NEO QLED range and beyond.

“Bigger screens, optimal sound quality and state-of-the-art picture quality remain of the highest priority for Australians as they look for premium at-home entertainment experiences,” said Samsung Electronics Vice President of Consumer Electronics Jeremy Senior.

As with last year, Samsung’s Neo QLED TVs represent the top-end of the roster when it comes to price, features and specs.

Available in both 4K and 8K resolution across sizes that stretch from 55-inches to as large as 85-inches, the company’s latest crop of Neo QLED TVs come powered by an upgraded version of the Neo Quantum Processor found in the 2021 models.

This time around, there's a new Shape Adaptive Light feature promises to more precisely control the output of the Quantum Mini LED backlight found on last year’s Neo QLED TVs. Samsung's latest under-the-hood enhancement sees the 12-bit HDR processing found in the 2021 range replaced by new 14-bit HDR processing that Samsung claims to allow for the most “accurate” images ever produced by the company’s TVs.

For a full breakdown of how Samsung have priced the new Neo QLED 4K range, check out the table below.

Samsung 2022 TV Model
Australian price

While these prices more-or-less line-up with those of last year’s Neo QLED range, the 8K lineup is slightly cheaper. Where last year’s 65-inch Samsung QN900A started at $7,579, a 65-inch Samsung QN900B starts at $5,799.

Take a look at the table below for a full breakdown of how much one of Samsung’s new 8K TVs are likely to cost you.

Samsung 2022 8K TV Model
Australian price

The new Neo Quantum Processor found in the latest Samsung Neo QLED lineup also brings with it a refreshed user interface, branded the Samsung Smart Hub. 

Alongside familiar mainstream streaming services like Netflix, Kayo, Amazon Prime Video and Stan, Samsung newest Smart TVs also include a few app-based concessions to what could be generously-considered to be more niche demographics. 

Cryptoheads will have access to an non-fungible token marketplace that lets them buy, sell and display art. Meanwhile, home theater fans will have the ability to optimize the output settings of their TV through a pair of new Smart Calibration modes.

According to Mr Senior, “the innovations Samsung brings to its range in 2022 allows Australians to have not just a TV, but a customisable and personalised screen that can be used to showcase and purchase art, experience content, work, play and connect with their favourite people.” 

Samsung QLED 2022

While this year’s TVs feel like a more iterative refinement of last year’s splash leap to Neo QLED, there is one big advancement here when it comes to audio.

When paired up with one of the company’s 2022 Dolby Atmos soundbars, such as the flagship Q990B, Samsung’s 2022 TVs will offer support for wireless Atmos surround sound. 

“Samsung’s 2022 Neo QLEDs will offer Dolby Atmos directly out of the box. We are proud to incorporate industry-leading audio technology for an impressive three-dimensional sound experience. With multi-channel speakers placed throughout the TV, Neo QLED delivers a dynamic sound experience that tracks the actions from all corners,” Mr Senior said.

Samsung’s 2022 4K and 8K Neo QLED TVs will be able to be found via most major Australian retailers from March 16, 2022. 

Fergus Halliday
Written by
Fergus Halliday
Fergus Halliday is a Digital Content Editor for who specialises in technology, entertainment, gaming and pop culture. His work has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, Press Start Australia, The AU Review, Screen Rant, Superjump and more. You can follow him on Twitter.

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