What you need to know
- Samsung announced the Neo QLED line of TVs.
- The Neo QLED TVs are the first TVs to support Freesync Premium Pro.
- Samsung also announced a renewed partnership as the official TV partner of the Xbox Series X in the US and Canada.
Samsung announced its line of Neo QLED TVs today. The TVs feature Mini LEDs, which allow for ultra-fine light control, deep blacks, and bright lights. Samsung highlights that the Neo QLED TVs should look great whether you're watching TV or gaming, but it's clear that gaming was a big focus of the Neo QLED lineup.
There are both 8K and 4K lineups on the way. The 8K Neo QLEDs come in 65-inch, 75-inch, and 85-inch models, while the 4K Neo QLEDs start at 50-inches. The 8K version starts at a whopping $5,000, which makes the 4K version look more affordable with its starting price of $1,800.
The Samsung Neo QLED is the official TV partner of the Xbox Series X in the United States and Canada, and it has several features geared towards gamers. It supports up to 120FPS, has a response time of 5.8ms, and all models have at least 4K resolution.
What makes the Samsung Neo QLED lineup stand out is the fact that they are the first TVs to support Freesync Premium Pro. Some of the best 4K TVs for Xbox Series X and Series S support Freesync, but the Samsung Neo QLED line is the first to support Freesync Premium Pro. One of the biggest differences between the two is that Freesync Premium Pro supports HDR.
The lineup of TVs also works with Samsung's new Game Bar, which lets you access Samsung's Super Ultrawide Gameview. This view brings the ultra-wide aspect ratio usually reserved for gaming monitors to a TV.
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