In 2022 Samsung's line-up of Neo QLED and Lifestyle TVs focus on picture and sound quality upgrades. There are also more screen sizes on offer than ever before.
Additionally, the TVs in Samsung's new line-up integrate a new, easier to navigate Smart Hub, that puts the most relevant apps front and centre and which also includes an integrated sidebar that Samsung says makes searching for content easier and allows for more "seamless transition between menu categories."
Commenting on the new line-up, Jeremy Senior, Samsung Electronics Vice President of Consumer Electronics, said: "Bigger screens, optimal sound quality and state-of-the-art picture quality remain the highest priority for Australians as they look for premium at-home entertainment experiences. Samsung's Neo QLED TVs bring exceptional levels of colour and brightness to the viewing experience, producing a crisp and life-like picture, that can clearly be viewed in bright rooms, ideal for Australian living conditions."
Neo QLED: What's New in 2022?
This year Samsung has incorporated two new image enhancing technologies into its Neo QLED TVs which it claims provides the most accurate image ever on a Neo QLED Samsung TV. These are, Shape Adaptive Light and Real Depth Sensor.
Shape Adaptive Light technology works in conjunction with the Neo QLED's Neo Quantum processor to analyse lines, shapes and surfaces and to control the shape of light from the Quantum Mini LED backlight. Samsung claims this technology "maximises the brightness and accuracy of the shapes on the display" thereby delivering a 14-bit HDR picture for a 4x improvement in panel greyscale levels compared to 2021.
The Real Depth Enhancer technology on the other hand, is a new algorithm that processes objects against their backgrounds to create a better sense of depth in the TV picture. Realism in images was the impetus of this new addition, with objects now appearing more lifelike on screens, Samsung says.
In addition to these two technologies, the 2022 Samsung Neo QLED TVs feature a built-in light sensor that works to adjust a display's brightness and tone based on the ambient light of a room, as well on available sunset and sunrise information. It also adjusts the panel's blue light levels, which means watching a Samsung Neo QLED TV will be easier on the eyes in lower light conditions.
If you're not familiar with the technology behind Samsung's Neo QLED TVs, they use Quantum Mini LEDs to backlight their panels. These are just 1/40th the size of conventional LEDs, so you can pack more into a panel than you could conventional LEDs.
This high density of Quantum Mini LEDs, in conjunction with the Quantum Matrix layer and the TV's processor, allow Samsung Neo QLED TVs better control of brightness and dimming than standard QLED TVs. Consequently, Neo QLED TVs have very high peak brightness levels which make them a great option for brightly lit or sunny rooms.
Australian pricing for these TVs is as follows:
- Samsung QN900B 85-inch Neo QLED 8K $11,999
- Samsung QN900B 75-inch Neo QLED 8K $7,999
- Samsung QN900B 65-inch Neo QLED 8K $5,799
- Samsung QN800B 85-inch Neo QLED 8K $8,499
- Samsung QN800B 75-inch Neo QLED 8K $6,199
- Samsung QN800B 65-inch Neo QLED 8K $4,699
- Samsung QN95B 75-inch Neo QLED 4K $5,499
- Samsung QN95B 65-inch Neo QLED 4K $4,299
- Samsung QN95B 55-inch Neo QLED 4K $3,299
- Samsung QN90B 85-inch Neo QLED 4K $6,999
- Samsung QN90B 75-inch Neo QLED 4K $4,999
- Samsung QN90B 65-inch Neo QLED 4K $3,899
- Samsung QN90B 55-inch Neo QLED 4K $2,999
- Samsung QN90B 50-inch Neo QLED 4K $2,299
- Samsung QN90B 43-inch Neo QLED 4K $1,899
- Samsung QN85B 85-inch Neo QLED 4K $6,299
- Samsung QN85B 75-inch Neo QLED 4K $4,499
- Samsung QN85B 65-inch Neo QLED 4K $3,499
- Samsung QN85B 55-inch Neo QLED 4K $2,699
- Samsung Q80B 85-inch QLED $5,599
- Samsung Q80B 75-inch QLED $3,899
- Samsung Q80B 65-inch QLED $2,999
- Samsung Q80B 55-inch QLED $2,299
- Samsung Q70B 85-inch QLED $4,499
- Samsung Q70B 75-inch QLED $2,999
- Samsung Q70B 65-inch QLED $2,499
- Samsung Q70B 55-inch QLED $1,999
- Samsung Q60B 85-inch QLED $3,999
- Samsung Q60B 75-inch QLED $2,499
- Samsung Q60B 65-inch QLED $1,899
- Samsung Q60B 55-inch QLED $1,499
- Samsung BU8000 85-inch Crystal UHD $2,999
- Samsung BU8000 75-inch Crystal UHD $1,999
- Samsung BU8000 65-inch Crystal UHD $1,499
- Samsung BU8000 55-inch Crystal UHD $1,199
- Samsung BU8000 50-inch Crystal UHD $999
- Samsung BU8000 43-inch Crystal UHD $899
Samsung launches 2022 OLED range
As well as its Neo QLED line-up, Samsung launched a range of OLED TVs, which includes TVs in 55-inch and 65-inch screen sizes.
First announced at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (CES) earlier in the year, and now available for purchase in Australia, the new Samsung OLED TVs sport a LaserSlim thin bezel design as well as Samsung Object Tracking Sound (OTS) and Dolby Atmos for a premium, immersive audio experience.
These TVs differ from Samsung Neo QLEDs in that they don't have Mini LEDs delivering their brightness. Instead, they feature eight million self-lit pixels and Quantum Dot technology that Samsung says can deliver "brighter more accurate highlights and realistic colours."
OLED TVs have become extremely popular in recent years thanks to their ability to deliver exceptional detail and extremely dark blacks in images. Consequently, Samsung OLED TVs should make an attractive proposition for discerning buyers looking for a high-end 4K experience.
Samsung's 2022 OLED range features these models:
- Samsung S95B 65-inch OLED 4K $4,499
- Samsung S95B 55-inch OLED 4K $3,499
Samsung's 2022 Lifestyle TVs get anti-glare and more accessories
Samsung's Lifestyle TVs - The Frame, The Sero, The Serif and The Terrace - are designed to blend seamlessly into your environment, while some features, like their bezels, are intricately customizable so that you can find a design aesthetic that closely matches your preferences.
In recent years, Samsung Lifestyle TVs have been a hit with Aussie art aficionados for displaying images, either from Samsung's curated art galleries, or from their own personal art or photo collections.
One of the big appeals of The Frame, for instance, is that it's almost indistinguishable from a hanging picture, yet can display a number of consecutive images - or alternatively, it can simply be used to watch the footy or the news if you're not feeling creatively inclined.
In 2022, all of Samsung's Lifestyle TVs have been updated with a new Anti-Glare Matte display that has anti-refection and anti-fingerprint properties. Samsung says this change will help reduce surface glare and unwanted smudges while also giving the TVs a more premium look and feel.
Accessories also feature as a major upgrade in Samsung's 2022 Lifestyle TV line-up. More precisely, 2022's The Frame TVs, as well as Neo QLED 4K and 8K models up to 65-inches, will now benefit from Auto Rotating Wall Mount and Stand accessories, allowing them to be rotated at your whim for a vertical viewing experience.
The Frame also gets additional magnetic bezel options, while slim-fit wall mounts will be available for all Lifestyle models and sizes.
Samsung has also integrated a number of features to make the vertical viewing and rotation as seamless as possible.
These additions include a rotation key on the remote control to allow you to activate auto rotation with just one click, while a vertical interface provides you with vertical equivalents of Smart Hub, apps, Multi View and Ambient and Art Modes, so that you lose none of the functionality you'd expect from your Samsung TV.
Australian pricing for 2022 Samsung Lifestyle TVs is as follows:
- Samsung The Frame 85-inch $4,999
- Samsung The Frame 75-inch $3,299
- Samsung The Frame 65-inch $2,499
- Samsung The Frame 55-inch $1,999
- Samsung The Frame 50-inch $1,699
- Samsung The Frame 43-inch $1,399
- Samsung The Frame 32-inch $799
- Samsung The Serif 65-inch $2,199 (QA65LS01BAWXXY)
- Samsung The Serif 55-inch $1,699 (QA55LS01BAWXXY)
- Samsung The Serif 43-inch $1,199 (QA43LS01BAWXXY)
- Samsung The Serif 65-inch $2,199 (QA65LS01BBWXXY)
- Samsung The Serif 55-inch $1,699 (QA55LS01BBWXXY)
- Samsung The Serif 43-inch (QA43LS01BBWXXY)
- Samsung The Sero 43-inch (QA43LS05BAWXXY) $1,499
- Samsung The Sero 43-inch (QA43LS05BBWXXY) $1,499
- Samsung The Terrace 75-inch 4K $5,999
- Samsung The Terrace 65-inch 4K $3,999
- Samsung The Terrace 55-inch 4K $2,999
Article updated in December 2022.