Samsung Neo QLED 8K TV Wins Canstar Blue Innovation Award

Thanks to Covid-19, Aussies are spending more time inside their abode than ever before, thus using their TVs more – up to 37 hours a week, according to research by Samsung! At the same time, we’ve seen a shift in demand for bigger TVs, but models that offer more than just ‘size’. Consumers want a better picture and sound quality, features that make their viewing experience more immersive and designs that blend seamlessly with any interior. Samsung’s Neo QLED 8K TV range was designed to cater to that trend and redefines the role of TV in the home.

Samsung’s Neo QLED 8K TV range received Canstar Blue’s Innovation Excellence Award (Home Entertainment) for 2021. This new award recognises smart innovations in home appliances and consumer electronics and is awarded based on Canstar Blue’s sophisticated rating methodology under which winners are scored on a range of factors, including whether the product is unique and how disruptive it is to its product category. Other factors considered are affordability, ease of use and impact on the average consumer.

What is the Samsung Neo QLED 8K TV?

Neo QLED 8K TV

The Samsung Neo QLED uses next-gen display technology called Quantum Dot for TV displays in both 4K and 8K resolution. This viewing technology offers an improved lighting system with quantum dots (a smaller type of light-emitting diode) and mini-LEDs to supercharge on-screen colours and offer superior brightness and contrast for a more cinematic experience at home. With that, you also get deeper blacks, wider viewing angles and reduced screen ‘burn-in’ – ensuring light is directed only where it’s meant to be.

What’s impressive is that Samsung’s Quantum Mini LED is just 1/40th the height of its previous LEDs, fitted on a microlayer to help deliver more control over the display’s backlighting. It also uses Anti-Glare technology so that you can enjoy watching TV in any room and at any time of the day.

Samsung Neo QLED 8K TV prices

Here are prices for Samsung’s Neo QLED 8K TV models.

Model Size RRP
Neo QLED 8K Smart TV (QA85QN900AWXXY) 85-inch $13,999*
Neo QLED 8K Smart TV

(QA75QN900AWXXY)

75-inch $10,499*
Neo QLED 8K Smart TV

(QA65QN900AWXXY)

65-inch $7,579*
Neo QLED 8K Smart TV

(QA85QN800AWXXY)

85-inch $10,499*
Neo QLED 8K Smart TV

(QA75QN800AWXXY)

75-inch $7,579*
Neo QLED 8K Smart TV

(QA65QN800AWXXY)

65-inch $5,599*

*Prices from Samsung, correct as of June 2021.

Why do we like the Samsung Neo QLED 8K TV?

This TV makes you feel like you’re in the heart of the action. Samsung’s Neo QLED TV provides major picture quality improvements compared to what’s already on the market from competitors and the brand itself. Plus, this TV has a Neo Quantum Processor designed to optimise picture quality to 4K and 8K resolution regardless of input quality. This AI upscaling means that virtually any movie, show or concert you watch will look and feel cinematic or lifelike.

The Samsung Neo QLED TV also features a new surround sound technology – the Object Tracking Sound Pro that synchronises the audio to the on-screen action, via dedicated up, side and centre-firing speakers. This function is coupled with SpaceFit Sound that matches the TV’s sound output to your surroundings by testing room reverberations, meaning you get an immersive experience no matter what’s going around you.

Lastly, Samsung’s Neo QLED 8K televisions feature a new Infinity Display − an ultra-slim frame with virtually no bezel or border, to push the picture right to the edge for true ultra-high definition entertainment. This design makes the TV frame almost ‘disappear’ from view at the right distance.

All in all, Samsung’s Neo QLED 8K TV range is the full package, or at very least one of the best combinations of display advancements, design and functionality in the market.

What are our Innovation Excellence Awards?

Canstar Blue home entertainment award

Canstar Blue’s Innovation Excellence Awards use our unique expert rating methodology to compare submissions received from home appliance and consumer electronics brands throughout Australia. Canstar Blue’s Innovation Excellence Award winners represent a selected group of innovative products released within these fields over the most recent year. Canstar Blue’s Innovation Awards Methodology is available on request.

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