The Ultimate in Picture Quality Experience: 3 Innovative Neo QLED Technologies, As Shown in Graphs
When it comes to generating the best viewing experiences possible on a TV, a balanced array of technologies and features are necessary to determine the picture quality of a display. From resolution to refresh rates, contrast levels to backlight control and colour gamut to upscaling capabilities, all these features work together to create and produce high-quality images on-screen.
Samsung Electronics’ 2021 Neo QLED lineup features technological breakthroughs that deliver immersive and true-to-life viewing experiences like never before – thanks to its tiny LED modules on the hardware level, through to its advanced upscaling processes on a software level. With Samsung’s proprietary Quantum Mini LEDs, Quantum Matrix Technology and Neo Quantum Processor, users can enjoy true-to-life viewing experiences that are better than ever before.
What’s more, Samsung’s Neo QLED 8K TV lineup also features an incredibly thin and stylish Infinity One Design1, a nearly bezel-less screen providing an even more immersive viewing experience in a sleek design and form factor.
To better understand how three key technologies of the 2021 Neo QLED lineup work together to enhance the overall picture quality experience, Samsung Newsroom is introducing them in dynamic graphic format for easy comprehension.
Manufactured With Precision – Quantum Mini LEDs
Samsung’s 2021 Neo QLED TVs come with an all-new form of light source, Quantum Mini LED. A whole new display technology featuring thousands of LEDs that are much smaller than standard LED modules,2 Quantum Mini LEDs reveal accurate and sophisticated image detailing whilst maintaining precise light output.
The secret behind the miniature size of Quantum Mini LEDs is Samsung’s proprietary micro layer technology that mounts micro layers 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.
4,096 Levels of Lighting Control for Greater Bright-to-Dark Contrast – Quantum Matrix Technology
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. 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 unprecedented contrast ratio management and deeper shades of black.
But that’s not all. With advanced local dimming control, the 2021 Neo QLED lineup can efficiently distribute power and improve peak brightness, making bright areas brighter and dark areas darker by harnessing unused electric power from dark areas and concentrating it for use in bright areas. Quantum Matrix Technology takes advantage of the Quantum Mini LEDs’ superb hardware characteristics, all embedded in an LED the size of a grain of sand, and offers viewers sharpness and colour volume that is more true-to-life than ever before.
Advanced Upscaling Divided In To 16 Artificial Neural Networks – Neo Quantum Processor 8K
The crisp definition and vivid colours offered by Quantum Mini LEDs and Quantum Matrix Technology are brought to life by Samsung’s powerful Neo Quantum Processor and its AI upscaling capabilities. With 16 multi-modal neural networks running at once, the 2021 Neo QLED 8K TV lineup from QN800A and above delivers smooth and seamless 8K upscaling that meets the needs of the finest home theatres.
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 8K lineup sees a significant upgrade in this technology as the Neo Quantum Processor 8K has grown from featuring one to 16 neural networks. These 16 different neural networks categorise content based on input resolution, quality and more.
Furthermore, since the Neo Quantum Processor 8K includes dedicated upscaling models to precisely upscale content based on various factors including resolution, edges, details and noise levels, its 16 multi-modal neural networks can upscale SD broadcast content, HD videos on streaming services or even FHD content from Blu-ray disks, enhancing the exact aspect of picture quality needed for each content type.
1 Infinity One Design is offered on QN700A and above. For detailed lineup information, please visit www.samsung.com.
2 Compared with LED module height featured in the 2020 Samsung UHD TV, each Quantum Mini LED is 1/40 the size.
3 10-bit: 210 = 1,024 levels of control; 12-bit: 212 = 4,096 levels.