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The new Samsung QLED TV range

Samsung Electronics recently announced its new series of QLED TVs, including the Q9, Q8 and Q7, at their Keep Memory Alive event in Las Vegas. They’re claiming that the QLED will mark a ‘major shift in the visual display industry’ and that it will provide the ‘most true to life picture on screen’.

So what exactly is QLED and why is it going to be so different? Let’s have a closer look to find out more.

Picture quality

With TV’s increasing in size, manufacturers are finding that picture quality is just as important to consumers. Samsung’s QLED has been developed to tap into this market for superior quality.

The QLED is capable of producing 100% colour volume, which means they can express all colours at any level of brightness. So even when it is at peak luminance, between 1,500 and 2,00 nits, you can still make out subtle differences.

This has been made possible by utilising Samsung’s Quantum Dot material, giving it the ability to display colour in much greater detail. Deep blacks, which have often been a problem for flat screen TVs, are now especially rich, regardless of how wide the screen.

Other features

As well as enhanced colour, the QLED range comes with a picture frame wall mounting and only one cable socket on the TV itself. There is then a separate media box which is connected through a single optical cable. This is to address consumer issues about cables and wall mountings looking untidy, which has often been the case in the past.

The new QLED is also linked to the Smart View app for Android and iOS, for use as a remote control and game controller. Thus solving the problems of cable clutter, multiple devices and wall mounting. The TVs also come with a selection of stylish home accessories such as the studio stand.


The similarity in names and timing has led to some confusion with Sony’s recently launched OLED panel TV, which has been making waves in the world of home TV and cinema. And while both are striving to achieve colour definition like we’ve never seen before, they’re using different technologies.

OLED Televisions are based on Organic Light Emitting Diode display technology which is fundamentally different from LCD and LED TVs. The main difference is that with OLED each pixel provides its own illumination, while all of the pixels in an QLED TV are illuminated by an LED backlight.

The appearance of both the QLED and OLED at around the same time means that consumers now have an incredible choice of the next generation of TVs. To find out which is most suitable for your needs, get in touch with Snellings and we’ll be happy to discuss your options.