Everything seems to indicate that 8K is here to stay. Some of the most important manufacturers in the television market have already opted for this format and have presented their equipment. One of the first to do so was Samsung, with the Samsung Q900R. However, this year the Korean manufacturer has evolved its initial model and has presented a new TV with native 8K resolution and improved brightness. It is the Samsung QLED 8K Q950R, a television equipped with an Artificial Intelligence system with machine learning and capable of offering a maximum brightness of no less than 5000 nits .
The new Samsung QLED 8K Q950R offers 4 times higher resolution than 4K UHD and 16 times higher than FHD. It has a Direct Full Array Elite system and sports a beautiful minimalist design with an invisible connection and really narrow frames. Additionally, as Samsung's top of the line, it is equipped with the usual refinements of the QLED range, such as Ambient Mode, Premium One Remote, SmartThings technology and with what is probably the best Smart TV system on the market. Do you want to know more details about this spectacular 8K TV? Do not miss this in-depth review of the features of the Samsung QLED 8K Q950R .
|Samsung QLED 8K Q950R|
|Diagonal||55, 65, 75, 82 and 98 inches|
|Resolution and technology||8K (7,680 x 4,320 pixels), Ultra Black, HDR 10+, Direct Full Array Elite, 100% Color Volume by Quantum dot|
|Processor||Quantum Processor 8K|
|Operating system||Tizen OS|
|Control||Premium One Remote|
|Sound||4.2ch, 60W, Dolby Digital Plus|
|Connections||4 x HDMI, 3 x USB, RJ45, Digital Audio Out (Optical), RF, CI|
|Wireless connectivity||WiFi and Bluetooth|
|Support||SIMPLE base (metal legs at the ends)|
|Dimensions (with base)||55 inches: 123.3 x 77.7 x 22 cm|
65 inches: 145.2 x 89.8 x 30.4 cm
75 inches: 167.7 x 102.4 x 33.7 cm
82 inches: 183.5 x 111.7 x 39.8 cm
98 inches: 218.3 x 132.3 x 46.3 cm
|Weight (with stand)||55 inch: 21.7 kg|
65 inch: 31.2 kg
75 inch: 43.3 kg
82 inch: 51.2 kg
98 inch: 87.1 kg
|Price||55 inches: 3,000 euros|
65 inches: 4,300 euros
75 inches: 6,000 euros
82 inches: 10,000 euros
98 inches: 70,000 euros
True 8K resolution and up to 5,000 nits brightness
The new Samsung QLED 8K Q950R has four main features that make it one of the televisions with the best picture quality on the market. First its resolution, since it offers real 8K resolution with 7,680 x 4,320 pixels . That is, we are talking about a resolution with more than 33 million pixels. This means that it has a resolution 4 times higher than 4K UHD and 16 times higher than FHD.
The high resolution of this 8K TV is able to show even the smallest detail in each scene, thus offering a greater sense of depth and level of immersion . In addition, the large number of pixels that it has is an incredible sharpness, with no visible pixels no matter how close we are to the TV.
On the other hand, to achieve perfect blacks and greater lighting control, the Samsung QLED 8K Q950R is equipped with the Direct Full Array Elite system . Samsung's best backlighting system achieves a more realistic picture by precisely controlling the light emitted by the TV.
With the 8K resolution and the Direct Full Array Elite system we achieve extreme sharpness with deep blacks. But to get the most out of HDR we need a TV that is capable of reaching very high peaks in brightness. And the Samsung QLED 8K Q950R does not disappoint in this regard, with a maximum brightness of no less than 5,000 nits . In addition, it supports the HDR10 + dynamic HDR system .
In addition, so that the whole family can enjoy 8K picture quality, the new Samsung TV features Ultra Viewing Angle technology . It distributes light evenly, reducing leakage, to provide the best viewing experience from any angle. It is thus possible to maintain the purity and intensity of the colors regardless of where we are sitting.
But, as you probably already know, at the moment there is practically no content with native 8K resolution, so any 8K television should be able to scale any image to this resolution properly. To do this, and to control all imaging technology, the Samsung QLED 8K Q950R is equipped with the Quantum Processor 8K processor .
Samsung's new image processor uses the power of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (MSLR) to scale any type of content at the 8K resolution of the panel. Its algorithm is capable of adjusting the brightness automatically to suit the environment and the content that is being played.
In addition, the Intelligent Mode is also capable of working with the sound adapting it to the content we are watching . For example, you can remove background noise in dialogue on informational programs or enhance the singer's voice at concerts.
Designed to enhance the viewing experience
For some years now, the vast majority of high-end televisions have a minimalist design. The idea is to give practically all the prominence to the panel, the really important thing about a television. And the Samsung QLED 8K Q950R maintains this idea perfectly.
The first thing that strikes you are its almost non-existent frames. Samsung has managed to adjust the panel so much that we could almost say that the Samsung QLED 8K Q950R has no frames . At least that's the way it is on three of its four sides, since the lower frame, as usual, is somewhat thicker.
To place the television on a piece of furniture we will have two metal legs located at the ends of the television . It is a simple fastening, which does not attract attention, but which provides a magnificent stability to the whole. Something really important when we talk about large inch televisions.
At the rear we also find a very clean design. It is black in color and has a very elegant brushed finish. In addition, the Samsung QLED 8K Q950R comes equipped with the One Connect system , which unifies all the cables into one, including the current one. This means that from the TV we only have to remove a cable (practically invisible), thus greatly facilitating the process of hanging the TV on the wall.
The most complete Smart TV on the market
Samsung has what is most likely the most complete Smart TV system on the market . The large number of televisions sold by the Korean manufacturer has enabled it to reach agreements with the best companies and always be the first to receive the different applications that are arriving. It even has many unique apps and features.
For example, Samsung is currently the only manufacturer that has the new Apple TV application . In addition, it was the first to have HBO, which suggests that something similar will happen with the applications that are to come.
But exclusive applications are not the only good thing about the Samsung Smart TV system. With a simple and easy-to-use design, it offers us a world of possibilities. For example, the Premium One Remote control will allow us to easily access the content of any device using a single control. The system is able to recognize which device we have connected to its HDMI inputs and identifies it to be able to control it with the TV remote.
On the other hand, we have a Universal Guide that makes recommendations for programs and content adapted to our tastes. And not only from television, it is capable of recommending content from the streaming services to which we are subscribed.
In addition, we are facing a smart TV. On the one hand, because the Samsung QLED 8K Q950R comes with integrated SmartThings , which will allow it to become the center of our connected home. And, on the other hand, because it is compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa .
The TV is capable of quickly pairing with a variety of smart speakers , including the Amazon Echo or the Google Home, without the need for additional adapters. Once paired we can change the channel to adjust the volume, to control playback and much more using only the voice.
Also, for the first time, Samsung's QLED TVs feature Apple's AirPlay 2 . This will allow us to broadcast or share content from our Apple device to the TV. We can send videos, music, images and more from the iPhone, iPad and Mac.
Prices and diagonals available
In short, the Samsung QLED 8K Q950R is a television that guarantees us the highest image quality with LED technology. Its 8K resolution makes us ready for future content, but its Artificial Intelligence system means that we can enjoy the television to the fullest from day one.
In addition, this year Samsung has wanted many users to enjoy the new 8K resolution. So unlike the manufacturer's first 8K model, the Samsung QLED 8K Q950R is available in multiple diagonals .
Specifically, we have it available in 55, 65, 75, 82 and 98 inches . It thus becomes one of the first 8K models to be available in 55 inches. As for its price, we must bear in mind that we are talking about a television that includes the best Samsung technology.
The 55-inch Samsung QLED 8K Q950R has an official price of 3,000 euros . If we opt for the 65-inch model , the currently most demanded diagonal, the official price is 4,300 euros .
After these two models we have another three diagonals intended for those who seek to practically set up a home theater. On the one hand there is the 75-inch model , with an official price of 6,000 euros . We also have the 82-inch option , whose price goes up to 10,000 euros . And, finally, a model that very few will be able to afford, both for size and price. The 98-inch Samsung QLED 8K Q950R has an official price of 70,000 euros .