Samsung TV Lineup 2023 Comparison
|Image||Series||Panel Panel Type||Sizes Available sizes||Resolution|
| S90C |
Upper Midrange TV
55", 65", 77"
| S95C |
55", 65", 77"
|Neo QLED Lineup|
| QN85C |
55", 65", 75", 85"
| QN90C |
Upper Midrange TV
| VA (43", 50")|
ADS (55", 65", 75", 85")
43", 50", 55", 65", 75", 85"
| QN95C |
55", 65", 75", 85"
| QN700C |
55", 65", 75"
| QN800C |
Upper Midrange TV
65", 75", 85"
| QN900C |
65", 75", 85"
| Q60C |
Entry Level TV
43", 50", 55", 65", 70", 75", 85"
| Q70C |
Entry Level TV
55", 65", 75", 85"
| Q80C |
| IPS (50", 55", 65", 75")|
VA (85", 98")
50", 55", 65", 75", 85", 98"
| The Frame |
Midrange Design TV
32", 43", 50", 55", 65", 75", 85"
| FHD (32")|
UHD 4K (43", 50", 55", 65", 75", 85")
| CU7000 |
Low Budget TV
43", 50", 58", 65", 70", 75", 85"
| CU8570 |
43", 50", 55", 65", 75", 85"
What characterises this product line? Even though the QD series introduced in 2022 has not been particularly well reflected in the company’s sales figures since market launch, Samsung is continuing the OLED division of its portfolio in 2023 and is now splitting the production in two lines. Additionally, the existing size spectrum will be expanded and extended by a 77-inch variant in each case. This makes the QD model suitable for buyers for whom the previous maximum size of 65 inches of the predecessor was not sufficient.
The newly introduced Samsung S90C is a reduced version of the S95C and released without the One Connect Box, which is already familiar in the premium models. The QD-OLED has inherited the LaserSlim design already familiar from its predecessor. An additional innovation compared to the S95B is the increase of the refresh rate to 144 hertz.
Until now, this feature was reserved for the Neo QLED flagship QN95B. Just like the model from 2022, however, the frame boost will not be available to you as part of the intermediate screen calculation nor for next-gen gaming on the console.
To get the maximum potential out of the screen, you need a powerful computer to be able to operate the TV as a PC monitor.
Once again, the engine is Samsung’s Neural Quantum Processor 4K. And once again, you’ll have to do without Dolby Vision altogether. Object Tracking is available as a reduced Lite modification.
However, we recommend using at least a good soundbar solution with a woofer for the audio output. Cloud gaming is realised via the known gaming hub. A multiroom feature is also an element of the S90C.
The first and direct successor of the S95B QD TV introduced last year is the S95C. Several changes await you in this year’s OLED flagship directly out of the factory.
First of all, Samsung is expanding the One Connect Box range by including this model in the exclusive circle of supported devices. In plain language, this means easier cable management and less hassle when reconnecting external devices.
Like the newly added S90C, the top model now also has 144 hertz support, provided you control the screen via a PC and have the necessary computing power available.
When it comes to the design of the casing, Samsung uses the Infinity Design already familiar from the QN95B. Two thirds of the TV are kept wonderfully flat, while the lower part is slightly exposed to accommodate connections and the circuit board.
Nevertheless, the S95C is thinner than its smaller brother. The QD OLED is also more sharply lit, reaching a value of over 1300 SI unit of luminance: 1 nit = 1 cd/m2 – The best way of measuring and comparing a TVs brightness at its peak. This makes this OLED series one of the brightest on the TV market.
Neo QLED Lineup
What characterises this product line? With the Neo QLED series, several models based on mini-LED backlighting entered the depot a few years ago. Since that time, this flagship series has been continuously maintained and includes some of the brightest 4K TVs for private use. In addition to the now established 4K sets, you will also find several devices with a pixel pitch of 8K within this portfolio.
Samsung’s entry into the world of mini-LEDs is the 85 series. This year, marked by the letter “C”, the Samsung Neo QLED QN85C offers really good value for money. The picture performance of this model makes it suitable for use in brighter light conditions without necessarily having to darken the surroundings.
Using OTS, short for Object Tracking, image movements are automatically tracked and skillfully reproduced by the 2.2.2 channel system. The so-called NeoSlim design gives the TV an overall slim silhouette and makes an almost flat wall mounting possible.
Should you be able to do without the high-end brilliance of the more powerful 90 series, this model is a good compromise to save money and still bring more than sufficient quality into your home.
If you want to achieve a higher picture performance and especially improved brightness values compared to the smaller 80 series, you can start with the QN90C. This model is more or less an “economy version” of Samsung’s real flagship from 2023 and therefore does not come as extensively equipped as the top model in this series.
Starting with the One Connect Box, which Samsung does not provide with this model, and a – depending on the screen diagonal – weaker OTS variant. The speaker output has also been cut down quite a bit by Samsung and comes in at a comparatively low 20 watts.
In terms of luminance – which is by no means low – you still have to go with “simple” Neo Quantum High Dynamic Range – image/video with more dynamic range (contrast range). The full-fledged update is only available at the top end of the price range.
You should also note that only the two smallest sizes have the option of producing a native 144 hertz output. In the past year and also in the current QD series, this option is exclusively aimed at owners of powerful computers and is therefore still not part of the intermediate picture calculation.
In the full-fledged premium model of the mini-LED series you will not only find one of the brightest 4K panels on the market, but almost everything that a modern flat-screen TV must be able to do today. A real highlight is the One Connect Box, which is only available for a few models.
This useful cable management station is connected to the back of the TV and can be removed from the stand if necessary and repositioned within the cable length. This makes connection access much easier. While the QN90C still has a somewhat “lusher” housing, the QN95C benefits from the minimalist Infinity One design. This reduces the depth by more than 5 millimetres and allows the set to lie flat when mounted on a wall, making it look relatively subtle.
Neo Quantum HDR+ provides plenty of brightness and makes this TV an excellent choice for light-flooded rooms and frequent use. The Neural Quantum Processor 4K also ensures sufficient computing power here.
Samsung realises three-dimensional surround sound with the help of native Dolby Atmos sound generators. Comprehensive gaming equipment provides you with almost all the settings you need and puts all the key adjustments together for you in the Gamebar 3.0.
Based on the 700 series, Samsung is again opening the gateway to an extremely high screen resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 pixels in 2023, which is strictly speaking referred to as UHD-2. Adjusted for marketing, however, we are usually talking about 8K at this point. As with the predecessor, the South Korean company is again launching the series with only a 60 hertz panel.
Its picture engine, the Neural Quantum Processor Lite 8K, provides AI-supported 8K picture quality based on Quantum High Dynamic Range – image/video with more dynamic range (contrast range) 2000. An additional feature of the TV is its wide viewing angle and anti-reflective coating.
You get multidimensional sound based on Dolby Atmos. Virtual 3D surround sound is generated with OTS Lite. The output power of the 4.2-channel speaker system is 60 watts and the TV features Multiroom and Bluetooth Audio capability.
Bixby is again integrated as part of the operating system and complements the voice assistants of Amazon and Google on the Tizen operating system in version 7.0. As with all 8K TVs, it includes the One Connect Box and comes with the Infinity One design as another premium feature.
|HDMI||4 x HDMI 2.1|
The centrepiece of the 8K family is the Neo QLED QN800C. Like the entry level model, this TV also comes to you with Quantum Matrix Technology Pro, enabling precise control of the Quantum Mini LEDs. The necessary AI functions are handled here by the Neural Quantum processor in the full-fledged variant.
The AI technology automatically improves the picture quality and can, for example, adapt to different brightness conditions via a light sensor. With a refresh rate of up to 120 frames per second, you then also get access to the next-gen gaming realm and a pixel raster of theoretically 8K. In practice, the resolution is then provided by the TV via an upscaling process.
The TV also offers Dolby Atmos and OTS+ for a three-dimensional sound experience. The 4.2.2-channel speakers have an output power of 70 watts. The QN800C also has a minimalist design with an ultra-slim profile of just under 17 millimetres. All the advantages of the One Connect Box are also available with the QN800C.
The absolute high-end model from the 8K mini-LED range is available as the QN900C with a size of up to 85 inches. At the same time, the panel has several thousand dimming zones that can illuminate and dim the background at an extremely precise level.
In terms of peak luminance, this TV is in the top shelf and is therefore also ideally suited for brightly lit rooms. Light reflections are effectively kept at bay by an anti-reflective coating. To keep viewing angles at a comfortably high level without sacrificing quality, the QN900C features an Ultra Viewing Angle layer, which you’ll also get on other Samsung top models.
Dolby Atmos Sound and OTS Pro technology enable a three-dimensional sound experience on a virtual basis. For this, a 6.2.4-channel configuration with integrated woofer is available. Using the familiar Q-Symphony function, you can also integrate the TV into a fully-fledged home cinema solution and use it as a center speaker.
In addition to the Infinity Design, which you will also see in the rest of the 8K models within the 2023 line-up, Samsung has added the familiar Infinity Screen for an almost frameless appearance of the panel. An almost obligatory feature within this price range is the One Connect Box.
What characterises this product line? The slightly cheaper TV devices from the QLED series do not support a mini-LED backlight. Instead, these models often use a Direct-LIT or Full Array solution to illuminate the screen properly. In terms of quality, these TVs therefore rank somewhat lower. Nevertheless, QLED devices can also be a comparatively inexpensive alternative and certainly play a role in next-gen gaming.
The Samsung Q60C is your step into Samsung’s QLED range. Although its plastic frame and stands don’t give it the high-end feel of the more expensive Neo QLED models, this TV is still quite slim. It comes with a stand that you could adjust in height to get more space towards the bottom edge of the cabinet.
Overall, this entry level TV offers good build quality and scores points with its solar-powered remote control. Quantum Dots ensure good colour representation on the panel.
Otherwise, the Q60C does not have features from the higher price segment such as a 120 Hertz is the derived SI-unit of frequency with 1Hz=1/s – When talking about TVs this means how many different pictures a TV can display in one second. panel, offers limited brilliance and with Edge-Lit only the absolute basic illumination. Accordingly, the contrast value is also on a manageable level and delivers rather moderate black levels.
The Q70C is in the mid-range of the QLED class and is thus also one equipment number larger than the Q60C. Even a glance at the panel promises suitability for next-gen gaming and good conditions for sports-mad TV viewers. The screen can display up to 120 frames per second and, compared to its smaller sibling, it has also somewhat improved in terms of brightness.
However, this is still not enough for a brilliant high-end HDR experience. The most important streaming services such as Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and Disney+ are already preinstalled on the Tizen OS, which the TV comes with in version 7. As part of the gaming mode, functions such as a variable refresh rate, AMD Freesync Premium Pro and reduced input times are activated.
Cloud Gaming is also on board here and offers you access to numerous titles via different providers as part of the Gaming Hub. However, Dolby Atmos is not offered with this TV. Screen sizes from 55 inches are available. So if you’re looking for a low-priced entry level set with comparatively good features and some sacrifices in terms of picture performance, the Q70C could be the ideal television for you.
With the Samsung Q80C, Samsung completes the QLED series upwards and provides you with a TV based on Direct LED backlighting. As in the Q70C, you get a panel with 120 hertz. The Neural Quantum Processor 4K take on calculations.
A Wide Viewing Angle layer additionally improves the display angle to better counteract pale, dark colours from slanted sitting positions. The so-called Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ feature ensures intermediate image calculation and clear reproduction, which is particularly advantageous for sports broadcasts.
In addition to gaming functions such as ALLM and AMD Variable Refresh Rate with AMD graphics cards or consoles to counter screen tearing, four full HDMI 2.1 with 4K at 120 hertz are now available as connectivity options. Dolby Atmos also brings the third dimension of sound to the QLED range.
To get the full performance, we usually recommend using a full home cinema solution, or at least a good soundbar with a subwoofer.
What characterises this product line? Samsung offers various so-called lifestyle or design TVs that are designed to fit in as well as possible among your furniture. Alongside “The Sero” and “The Serif”, “The Frame” is one of the best-known devices in this category.
- Associated series:
- The Frame 2023
The Frame 2023
If you’re looking to integrate your TV as seamlessly as possible into your décor, but still want a certain viewing experience, The Frame line might be for you.
This year’s design TV features a QLED-based matte display to better minimise reflections and a magnetic frame that you can easily swap out for an alternative design to better match your home style.
In addition, Samsung offers a studio stand and a 90-degree rotating wall mount to integrate the picture frame TV even more effectively into your interior and set it off appropriately.
In addition to an 85-inch model for particularly large works of art, this year’s size selection continues to include a small 32-inch model with Full HD resolution and once again a One Connect Box for easier cable management.
With the help of the so-called Art Mode, you can finally turn the TV into a “real” painting and thus display your art collection when it is switched off.
Otherwise, the model has a pretty wide range of features, including OTS Lite for precise sound tracking on the screen and Q-Symphony for the simultaneous output by the TV and additional speakers.
|Resolution|| FHD (32")|
UHD 4K (43", 50", 55", 65", 75", 85")
|HDMI|| 2 x HDMI 2.0 (32")|
4 x HDMI 2.0 (43", 50")
3 x HDMI 2.0 (55", 65", 75", 85")
| 0 x HDMI 2.1 (32", 43", 50")|
1 x HDMI 2.1 (55", 65", 75", 85")
|Frequency|| 60Hz (32", 43", 50")|
120Hz (55", 65", 75", 85")
What characterises this product line? Within this series you will find relatively simple UHD TVs for the small purse. Samsung calls these devices “Crystal”. They are the basis of the 4K range, so to speak, and therefore have a relatively limited range of performance and features.
With the CU7000, you get a budget TV with edge LED backlighting and quite moderate performance. Something for the small purse. Although this TV is not a real highlight in Samsung’s portfolio, the model still has a few highlights such as OTS Lite, the Gaming Hub and the display in native UHD, if the content allows it.
On the inside, the so-called Crystal Processor 4K is working. According to Samsung, you will experience colour nuances like in reality. However, the display is also limited by the panel technology in terms of contrast and the necessary brightness to be able to reproduce details brilliantly.
Because of its 60 Hertz panel, the CU7100 is hardly suitable for demanding gamers and could at best serve as an alternative device. In addition to functions such as multiroom and Bluetooth audio, however, the device offers the usual range of apps with all the important service providers. Note regarding wall mounting: With this model, you reject the thin AirSlim case of the 8000 series and get more than twice the depth. However, this makes no difference in terms of weight.
Samsung offers an additional budget TV within the CU8500 series, which, compared to the CU7179, offers slightly better picture performance. Nevertheless, this model is still a choice for price-conscious buyers and therefore saves on features that you would find in the more expensive QLED series, for example.
Due to the comparatively weak luminance, this device is also of limited use in very bright rooms. As with the step-down version from the 7000 series, you only get a panel that works at a maximum of 60 frames per second with the CU8500.
On one hand, this restricts owners of current next-gen hardware such as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, on the other hand, it also dampens the motion handling of the TV. As with all 2023 TVs, menu navigation takes place via the in-house Tizen 7.0.
A very thin design allows the TV to be fairly flush with the wall. Using Q-Symphony, you can also integrate the speakers as a center channel within a larger sound setup if needed. All in all, you get a comparatively inexpensive smart TV with somewhat better basic features.
|HDMI||3 x HDMI 2.0|
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