Televisions cost a lot of money just about any other devices, especially if you want to have the best and the biggest available model. And now, Samsung has launched the latest model in their high-end QLED line-up, the Q9.
The television runs on 4K resolution and is 88 inches big. It is now the largest QLED TV of the company. However, if you want to have one, you will need to pay around $20,000. The price is twice the price of Q9F 75-inch model.
Right now, Q9F is actually on sale in the United States for only $9,000. On the other hand, the cheapest model of the company is Q7 55-inch model, which costs around $2,500.
For $20,000, you will have 88-inch ULTRA High Definition resolution (3,840 x 2,160), 10-bit HDR (unluckily, it has no Dolby Vision), Bluetooth and Headset support, 4 HDMI inputs, 240 Hz refresh, Wi-Fi Direct, and Samsung’s Smart Remote and Smart Hub.
The Q9 is very thin just the same as the other models in the line-up. It nearly has no bezels. And thanks to the 1.88 mm transparent optical cable, Q9 features a “no gap” wall mount.
The company’s latest QLED gen is the technology behind the Q9. It uses a metallic “quantum dots” layer that is placed in front of the LED backlight section. Every quantum dots could release a single hue from a palette of a million different colors.
QLED vs. OLED
It is surprising that the company really never got into OLED televisions, considering how good their AMOLED phone displays are. Samsung instead came up with QLED. QLED is a completely different technology since is requires a backlight.
Even though OLED is less bright than QLED, OLED sets have better blacks because it can completely turn off single pixels. Also, according to the company, QLED TVs could cover 100% of its DCI-P3 HDR color space. On the other hand, OLED TVs cannot do quite that yet.
But, a lot of tech enthusiasts much prefer OLED TVs and even top-end LED TVs over the QLED TVs of Samsung. According to some experts, there is really no getting around the TV.
The company is asking people to spend money for a 2nd-rate screen tech. Some experts also say that Samsung’s QLED TVs could never compete with OLED models of LG or Panasonic’s Full Array backlit LED TV.