Samsung Electronics Co. is unveiling its newest MICRO LED, Neo QLED and Lifestyle TVs at CES 2022 in Las Vegas, focusing on advancements in picture and sound quality, more screen size options, customizable accessories, and an upgraded interface.
MICRO LED serves as Samsung’s best-in-class TV technology thanks to 25 million micrometer-sized LEDs that individually produce light and color, creating an immersive experience through improved depth, vibrant colors, and a heightened level of clarity and contrast. At CES 2022, Samsung is unveiling the MICRO LED in three different sizes – 110, 101, and 89 inches.
In addition to hardware innovations, the 2022 MICRO LED supports 20-bit greyscale depth. This means MICRO LED models can express every detail in a scene, offering the finest control with over 1 million steps of brightness and color levels, delivering a true HDR experience. It also expresses 100% of DCI and Adobe RGB color gamut, resulting in more lifelike colors.
Finally, MICRO LED comes with enhanced usability and customization features, such as Art Mode, which enables consumers to turn any room into an “art gallery” as they can select and display their favorite artwork or digital photography. The 2022 MICRO LED also comes with two exclusive media pieces from noted artist and designer Refik Anadol. Also, Multi View lets users view content from four different sources simultaneously – from any or all of the four HDMI ports – in 4K resolution at up to 120fps. Additing, Dolby Atmos delivers a premier immersive audio experience with top, side, and bottom channel speakers for multi-dimensional sound.
Evolution of Neo QLED
Thanks to the Neo Quantum Processor and the advancements in picture technology and sound it delivers, Samsung says, 2022 Neo QLED can provide some of the most pristine images and immersive soundscapes possible. In fact, this year’s Neo Quantum Processor introduces advanced contrast mapping with BLU (back-light unit), increasing the brightness level from 12- to 14-bit gradation for greater control of the light source – the Quantum Mini LEDs. This allows the TV to control its lighting across 16,384 steps, quadrupled from the previous 4,096 steps.
New Shape Adaptive Light technology leverages the Neo Quantum Processor to analyze lines, shapes, and surfaces to control the shape of light from the Quantum Mini LEDs, enhancing the brightness and accuracy of all shapes on the screen. Samsung’s 2022 Neo QLED also features Real Depth Enhancer, a multi-intelligence picture quality algorithm. This technological advancement creates a greater sense of realism by determining and processing an object on the screen against its background to create a sense of depth.
Additionally, Samsung’s 2022 Neo QLED features EyeComfort mode, which automatically adjusts the screen’s brightness and tone based on a built-in light sensor and sunset/sunrise information. As the ambient light changes, the screen will gradually reduce the amount of light and offer warmer tones, adjusting the blue light levels accordingly. This allows for a more comfortable viewing experience at night by reducing the blue light which may affect one’s sleep quality.
Neo QLED’s sound features are getting a major upgrade as well. Building on OTS (Object Tracking Sound), which directs the sound to move across the room along with the object on-screen, the 2022 products will feature OTS Pro, which incorporates up-firing speakers to create overhead surround sound. 2022 Neo QLED also delivers Dolby Atmos thanks to the addition of Samsung’s new top-channel speakers. With multi-channel speakers placed throughout the TV, Neo QLED delivers a dynamic sound experience that tracks the actions from all corners.
Within Samsung’s 2022 Lifestyle screens lineup, a new Matte Display with anti-glare, anti-reflection and anti-fingerprint properties has been applied to The Frame, The Sero, and The Serif. As a result, the new Matte Display on Samsung’s 2022 Lifestyle screens received three verifications from UL (Underwriter Laboratories) for being “Reflection Glare Free”, “Discomfort Glare Free,” and “Disability Glare Free.”
The Frame now offers the most realistic art viewing experience outside of a museum thanks to the anti-glare, low-reflection panel technology featuring an embossed, Matte Display. It also avoids fingerprints and smudges, allowing users to enjoy their favorite artwork in perfect condition. The Frame comes in sizes ranging from 32 to 85 inches.
The Serif also comes with a matte finish body to blend seamlessly with the Matte Display, elevating the design to give the most premium look and feel. With the addition of a 65-inch size option, The Serif is now offered in sizes ranging from 43 to 65 inches.
The Sero offers an optimized watching experience with its new Matte Display in both vertical and horizontal modes. The new vertical Multi View function allows users to simultaneously view different content on the top and bottom of the screen or to search information online while watching something.
New Samsung Smart Hub and Apps
Samsung’s 2022 Smart TVs come with a new Smart Hub that puts content curation and discovery front and center with their viewing preferences. The new Smart Hub will guide users to their favorite content or help them discover something new all while spending less time searching. The Smart Hub’s sidebar also allows for a more seamless transition between categories – Media, Game (Gaming Hub) and Ambient – letting users focus on various in-home activities.
The Samsung Gaming Hub will empower players to discover and jump into the games they love faster through game streaming services. Players will have access to an extensive library of games through Samsung’s partnerships with industry leaders – NVIDIA GeForce Now, Stadia and Utomik.
The new Watch Together app allows users to video chat with friends and family while watching their favorite shows and movies.
A new NFT feature offers an intuitive, integrated platform for discovering, purchasing, and trading digital artwork through MICRO LED, Neo QLED, and The Frame.
Finally, a Smart Calibration feature allows users to fine tune the settings for optimal picture quality. Basic mode features a quick and easy way of calibrating the screens within 30 seconds, while Professional mode optimizes the screens for pristine picture quality in about 10 minutes.
Expanded Accessory Options
The 2022 models also come with expanded accessories to personalize the user experience. The Auto Rotating Wall Mount and Stand inherits the vertical viewing experience from The Sero, allowing users to enjoy mobile viewing by automatically rotating their screens.
To complement the accessory, the 2022 products will support a vertical interface, including the Smart Hub, and offer a vertical Multi View feature. It will offer apps such as YouTube and TikTok as well as mirroring and casting in vertical mode. Lastly, lifestyle features such as Ambient Mode+ and Art Mode are also available in vertical mode. The new rotation key on the remote control lets users easily rotate the screen with a click of a button.
Additionally, with expanded bezel options for The Frame and full motion slim-fit wall mounts for all TVs, there are endless possibilities of personalization with Samsung’s 2022 displays.
The Latest Samsung Soundbar and Features
The 2022 soundbar lineup gets technology upgrades to provide even more immersive, three-dimensional audio experience. Q Symphony, the surround-sound technology that allows Samsung’s Neo QLEDs and soundbars to work together, has been improved with added capabilities. This enables the soundbar and TV speakers to work together with all the speakers on the TVs, including the top-channel speakers, providing for a more expansive soundscape.
Samsung’s 2022 soundbars also come with Wireless Dolby Atmos connectivity, a wireless Smart TV-to-soundbar connection in which both the screen and soundbar speakers deliver an enhanced audio experience with no distracting cables.
Additionally, the new HW-S800B Ultra Slim Soundbar resets the standard in the slim soundbar category, delivering a powerful bass in compact form by integrating passive radiator technology with its subwoofer. With true top-firing speaker channels, the new ultra slim soundbar packs powerful sound at just 1.6 inches in depth.