Samsung unveiled a new line of TVs at CES back in January and started rolling them out in the spring.
“With deep blacks, bright lights, and upscaling technology smarter than any Samsung TV has ever offered, Samsung Neo QLED delivers an ultra-realistic picture—whether you are watching a football game, or playing one on your gaming console,” Samsung said in its January announcement of the Neo QLED line.
Samsung this week released a series of graphs showing what an improvement Neo QLED represents over its various competitors.
“Samsung Electronics’ 2021 Neo QLED lineup features technological breakthroughs that deliver immersive and true-to-life viewing experiences like never before thanks to its LED modules on the hardware level through to its upscaling processes on a software level. With Samsung’s proprietary Neo Quantum Mini LEDs, Quantum Matrix Technology and Neo Quantum Processor, users can enjoy true-to-life viewing experiences that are better than ever before,” the Samsung announcement says.
“What’s more, Samsung’s Neo QLED lineup also features an incredibly thin and stylish Infinity One Design. With bezels all but erased at less than a millimeter, users can fully immerse themselves into the images on-screen, and given that the Neo QLED hangs on the wall just like a painting, it can blend seamlessly into various interiors.”
The Neo QLED lineup comes with Quantum Mini LED as its light source, and the graphics show how much better it looks.
“The secret behind the miniature size of Quantum Mini LEDs is Samsung’s proprietary microlayer technology that mounts microlayers inside the LED itself, as opposed to conventional technologies that pack layers on top of the LED, in order to eliminate unnatural noise among the LED elements and ensure deeper blacks can be displayed without blooming,” Samsung said.
Another graphic shows the improved brightness levels of NeoQLED, compared with conventional LED.
“The 2021 Neo QLED lineup also incorporates Samsung’s proprietary Quantum Matrix Technology, which harnesses enhanced 12-bit gradation for greater control of the light source — the Quantum Mini LEDs,” Samsung said. “This allows the TV to control its lighting across an astounding 4,096 levels, four times greater than conventional 10-bit displays.3 This also creates even more possibilities to deliver the ultimate in contrast ratio management and deeper shades of black.”
The release also touts Samsung’s new Neo Quantum Processor and its AI upscaling capabilities.
“Samsung’s Neo Quantum Processor features AI-powered deep learning technologies that mimic the mechanism of human learning and memory, and the 2021 Neo QLED lineup sees a significant upgrade in this technology as the Neo Quantum Processor has grown from featuring one to 16 neural networks. These 16 different neural networks categorize content based on input resolution, quality and more,” the announcement said.
Stephen Silver, a technology writer for The National Interest, is a journalist, essayist and film critic, who is also a contributor to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philly Voice, Philadelphia Weekly, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Living Life Fearless, Backstage magazine, Broad Street Review and Splice Today. The co-founder of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle, Stephen lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenSilver.