Samsung Unveils 2022 Line of MICRO LED, Neo QLED, and Lifestyle TVs
As a part of CES 2022, Samsung has revealed its brand new line of MICRO LED, Neo QLED, and Lifestyle TVs. Innovating on image quality, audio, and overall design aesthetic, Samsung has focused on a mantra of ‘Screens Everywhere, Screens for All’.
In a blog post, Samsung detailed its new MICRO LED display. Calling it the company’s latest “state-of-the-art display”, this TV sports a whopping 25 million micrometre-sized LEDs. Each LED produces light and colour to create “an incredibly immersive experience through impressive depth, vibrant colours and a heightened level of clarity and contrast.” The MICRO LED display is also said to feature 20-bit greyscale depth, offering control of 1 million steps of brightness and colour levels.
Three customizable options and enhanced usability features is said to be available. These include Samsung’s ‘Art Mode’. This allows users to turn their display into an art gallery that can show off favoured pieces of art, including two exclusive media pieces from noted artist and designer Refik Anadol. ‘Multi View’ enables users to view content from four different HDMI sources simultaneously in up to 4K 120FPS. Finally, the MICRO LED display offer Dolby Atmos support.
Samsung states that during CES 2022, audiences will see the reveal of a 110, 101, and 89-inch model.
Over on the Neo QLED side of things, Samsung has announced its 2022 line will feature an upgrade of brightness level from 12 to 14-bit gradation. This helps the display to control its lighting across 16,384 steps, which is up from the previous 4,096 steps. The display utilizes Shape Adaptive Light technology to analyze lines, shapes and surfaces to help produce a more accurate picture, supporting HDR.
The NEO QLED display also uses the Real Depth Enhancer. Described as a multi-intelligence picture quality algorithm, the display can create realism by determining and processing an object on the screen against its background. This helps create a greater sense of depth. EyeComfort mode is said to automatically adjust the brightness based on lighting and tone within the room. Finally, while supporting Dolby Atmos, the Neo QLED line has upgraded its audio design. The displays feature OTS Pro, an upgraded audio platform known as Object Tracking Sound, which helps its up-firing speakers to help create overhead surround sound.
Last up, Samsung’s Lifestyle screens are said to aim for a “seamlessly blend design and technology for a unique and personalized experience.” As a part of this vision, a new Matte Display provides anti-glare, anti-reflection and anti-fingerprint properties. This has been applied to Samsung’s The Frame, The Sero and The Serif displays. Each comes with its own unique design aesthetic ranging from an art-house frame to matte body, to enabling verticle or horizontal viewing experiences.
Samsung’s Smart Hub is also receiving upgrades this year. In 2022, the Smart Hub will enable seamless transitions between Media, Game (Gaming Hub) and Ambient. Samsung’s Gaming Hub will grant access to an “extensive library of games” in partnership with companies such as NVIDIA GeForce Now, Stadia and Utomik. Samsung’s Smart Hub will also feature an NFT Platform, Watch Together features, and Smart Calibration.