Every year, the world's top TV manufacturers take to the biggest stage in the industry, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to announce their new products. And between 5-7 January 2022, the likes of Samsung, LG, Sony, and Hisense announced new TV models for the year ahead.
While some of the models are similar to the ones that were released a year ago, there are some key upgrades that have been made. And in this article, we will be covering the 7 most eye-catching TVs that have been unveiled for a release in 2022.
Sony A95K QD OLED 4K TV
The A95K QD TV is the flagship OLED model for Sony this year. The display is set to continue the impressive contrast and processing that made their previous models successful. They have added one key feature in the new model that will make it stand out in the market - quantum dot color technology.
The A95K is the first consumer TV that will be using the quantum dot color technology. It will enable the display to maintain strong saturation. The Bravia Cam that the TV comes with will allow users to video chat and use gesture controls with the model.
It is set for a release later in 2022, with Sony expected to reveal the specifics in Spring. The price is rumoured to be in the $4000 region.
LG C2 OLED 4K TV
LG's new model is set to build on last year's C1 model, adding a better processor and brighter screen to the mix. The C1 was highly appreciated by critics following its release last year. And it's successor is also expected to deliver the same performance.
A new 42-inch version has also been announced, which should be exciting news for gamers.
The availability and price of the new release will be revealed by LG in the Spring. The 65-inch C1 model is on the market for $1900, and the new version can be expected around the same region.
Sony Z9K Mini LED 8K TV
The Z9K is Sony's premium 8K model this year. The successor to Z9J uses Mini LEDs to give users a better display, with increased brightness and contrast. Just like the A95K, the Z9K also comes with a Bravia Cam with the same features.
This is one of the first Sony models to use Mini LEDs, and given that there isn't a lot of 8K content to watch, it is tricky to measure up exactly how it matches up with a 4K picture.
The Z9J was priced at $5,500, and the new model is expected to set customers back around the same amount. The availability of the product will be confirmed by Sony in Spring.
Hisense U8H Mini LED 4K TV
Hisense have announced their top mid-range TV for 2022, the U8H. Their new 4K model builds upon the framework set by their previous release, the U8G, and improves on it by incorporating Mini LEDs.
Considering that the U8G was one of the best 4K TVs to be released last year, we can expect a similar performance from the U8H. This is the first offering from Hisense that will have Mini LEDs, and it will be very interesting to see how they stack up against their competitors.
In theory, Mini LEDs are better than the regular ones, but they have to be used the right way. And Hisense now has their chance to compete head-to-head with the likes of Samsung and TCL. The U8H will be available in the summer of 2020 and is expected to cost around $1,100 for the 55-inch model.
Samsung Frame QLED 4K TV
The most unique offering on this list, Samsung's Frame QLED TV is built to fit into your living space like an art piece on the wall. The QLED picture quality matches the aesthetic of the model so that you have an impressive display that looks just as good.
The unique feature that sets the 2022 version apart from its predecessors is that it features a matte finish, which actually gives it a canvas-like appearance. The Frame is set to launch in Spring, and while no price point has been announced as of yet, last year's version is available at $1,800.
The 2022 Frame should also be available for a similar amount.
Samsung QN90B Neo QLED 4K TV
The QN90B is the successor to 2021's QN90A, which has received widespread applause from the tech world. This year's version comes with Mini LED backlights and quantum dots, which will allow for a very impressive contrast.
Samsung has announced a refresh rate of 144Hz for a number of new models in 2022. But, it hasn't been confirmed whether the QN90B is a part of the list. So, gamers should be on the lookout for Samsung's new offering if they are looking for a high-quality display.
The QLED offers a high brightness compared to the other models in Samsung's lineup, and the impact of the new processing can improve the picture quality. Details surrounding availability and price are expected to be revealed around Spring.
The QN90A model is on the market for $2,200 and the new model should ballpark around the same region.
TCL 8-Series Mini LED 4K TV
The 8-series from TCL is their flagship model for the year and is set to compete with other top brands in the same category. Although there isn't a lot of information available about the 8-series, it will have a 144Hz refresh rate instead of the standard 120Hz.
This should be great news for gamers who are interested in premium graphics and have the equipment to connect their systems to a TV. But, the downside is that the PS5 and Xbox Series don't support 144Hz at 4K right now. Hence, this feature will only benefit PC users for the time being.
TCL is known for its competitive pricing, and we can expect these features to come at a great price point as well. The TV should start being available around Spring.