If you are dreaming of one Smart TV with 8K resolution mark this abbreviation: QE55QN700ATXZT. It is the name of the latest model of 55-inch Samsung 8K Smart TV, with technology “Neo QLED“, that is Mini LED. A model that was presented by Samsung at the beginning of the summer and which is now available for purchase Also in Italy.
The 55-inch Samsung 8K of the QN700A series is a very particular model, certainly designed by the Korean giant to favor the penetration of Mini LED technology and 8K resolution in a market that is only now massively adopting previous technologies, such as QLED and the 4K. The latest model, in fact, paradoxically it is not a top of the range but a TV with a (relatively) low price: it costs about the same as Samsung’s top-of-the-range 4K QLEDs. How is it possible? With some acceptable compromise.
Samsung QE55QN700ATXZT: technical features
The first compromise of the Samsung QE55QN700ATXZT is in the diagonal: 55 inches they are quite few, for an 8K screen. With this diagonal, in fact, at the normal viewing distance the difference with a good 4K is not much.
The second compromise, which will only make gamers turn up their noses, is the refresh rate of the screen that stops at 60 Hz (against 100-120 Hz of the top-of-the-range models). To tell the truth, however, only video games reach those refresh rates today but, at the same time, playing at 8K at 120 Hz is pure utopia in 2021: if all goes well, the best latest generation consoles hold up to 4K, certainly not the 8K.
For those who use TV to watch TV, on the other hand, almost nothing is missing: technology Mini LED is today the best available in the LCD field and is very close in color quality to the OLED, but with more brightness of the panel, thanks to the Full LED Array with local dimming (tiny groups of pixels are turned off individually for deeper blacks and more contrast).
To improve the quality of the images, then, there is the chip Samsung Neo Quantum Processor 8K Lite (weakened version of the integrated processor on higher-end models), capable of processing HDR10, HDR10 +, HDR10 + Adaptive, HLG video streams and there is also Filmmaker Mode.
Complete the equipment of ports and connections: 4 HDMI with eARC, 3 USB, one LAN port, one optical digital output, WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2.
A separate discussion must be made for the audio sector, with 70W system 4.3.3 in total and technology OTS + which simulates changes the power of the speakers according to the movement of the images, so it seems that the sound follows what happens in the film.
The smart part is managed by the operating system Tizen by Samsung, with all the major apps available.
Samsung QE55QN700ATXZT: how much does it cost
With the exception of the processor not of the latest generation, for the not huge size and for the not very high refresh, therefore, at 55-inch Samsung QN700A 8K nothing is missing.
Not even the price, all in all, since this model costs 2.199 euro. Of course, they are by no means few, but the 65, 75 and 85-inch Samsung 8K Mini LED models cost, respectively, 3,779 euros, 5,899 euros and 6,029 euros, while the 55-inch 4K Mini LED (model QN95A 2021) now costs 1,729. EUR.