For anyone looking for the best TV experience that Samsung has to offer, the company’s next generation of 8K TVs are here. Among the lineup is the QN800C Neo QLED 8K TV which was sent over to us. This model comes in 65-inch, 75-inch, and 85-inch sizes with our unit being the 75-inch option.
So what does this TV pack to make it one of Samsung’s flagship offerings? Well, here are the features of the new Samsung QN800C Neo QLED TV to take note of.
Native or upscaled 8K visuals
With 8K, you get 33 million pixels to play around with. This is equivalent to four 4K displays running at the same time, so you get four times the resolution of a normal 4K TV.
The QN800C features Samsung’s Neural Quantum Processor 8K which can upscale any resolution to 8K, so it looks as sharp as possible on the display. However, the effectiveness of the AI upscaling comes down to the quality of the video input. A high bit rate 4K video upscaled to 8K will look amazing while a 480p video might not look that well.
Besides 8K AI upscaling, the new processor also enables Neo Quantum HDR 8K+ for more true-to-life colours and a richer dynamic range without compromising the image quality.
Lit by Mini LEDs
The next-generation Quantum Matrix Technology based on Mini LED technology is said to deliver stunning visuals. Now called the Quantum Matrix Technology Pro, it delivers up to 1.5 times more lighting zones than the previous generation, and this means that you get brighter whites and darker blacks than before.
With Mini LED lighting technology, the LEDs are much smaller than the standard-sized LEDs, allowing a smaller group of pixels to share a single light source. This in turn provides for finer and more precise lighting control of the pixels. Additionally, colour reproduction is improved as well, providing more vibrant and richer colours.
Speakers that support Dolby Atmos audio
What is a great visual without great audio – the Samsung Neo 8K QN800C comes equipped with a 4.2.2 speaker configuration and has a rated power output of 70W. This enables the TV to support Dolby Atmos audio for a surround sound experience.
Not only that, but the Adaptive Sound Pro uses built-in audio remastering technology that optimizes sound based on the space as well as the audio content.
Object Tracking Sound+ (OTS+) meanwhile analyses the action on screen and dynamically moves the sound with the objects. Therefore, you will hear the sound following the object across the screen, adding a sense of immersion.
Incorporating Samsung’s Infinity One design, the QN800C combines svelte lines and a slim profile making it stand out in just about any setting. With the almost borderless front design and minimal stand footprint, the QN800C can easily match any room set-up.
For those who are allergic to messy wires, the One Connect box will help to reduce the nest of wires connected to the TV. The box can be attached to the back of the stand or put to the side – or even out of sight – to leave your TV installation looking clean.
All your input sources like a media box or gaming consoles connect to the One Connect box. Then a single cable carrying both data and power from the One Connect Box runs to the TV.
Everything else you expect from a TV at this price
For easy content consumption, the Samsung Smart Hub allows direct access to your content from major providers like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ Hotstar, Apple TV and YouTube, so you don’t even need a TV box. The remote control comes with built-in batteries and supports charging via the USB C port or the solar panels on the back.
As for gaming, the only way you’re going to get playable framerates at 8K is if you have a powerful gaming rig or use an up-sampling software like Nvidia DLSS or AMD FSR. But should you choose to game on the QN800C, it does support framerates up to 120Hz at 4K with VRR and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro while 8K gaming maxes out at 60Hz.
You can also use the QN800C as a smart home hub with the built-in SmartThings app. Control your supported robot vacuum cleaner, lights, HVAC system and even kitchen appliances with your QN800C all from the comfort of your sofa.
If you have a Galaxy ecosystem, the supported Samsung TV will integrate seamlessly. So, if you have your Galaxy Buds 2 Pro connected to your TV and Galaxy S23 Ultra, the audio will switch automatically when you get a phone call on your phone and switch back to the TV once the call ends.
At what cost?
Seeing how the 8K TVs are Samsung’s flagship models and pack the best TV tech the company has to offer, it’s unsurprising that they come at a premium price. The QN800C that we have sits in the middle of the range between the entry-level QN700C and the top-of-the-range QN900C.
Here’s how much Samsung’s 8K TVs will set you back:
- 65″ Neo QLED 8K QN700C – RM15,199
- 75″ Neo QLED 8K QN700C – RM18,199
- 65” Neo QLED 8K QN800C – RM17,699
- 75” Neo QLED 8K QN800C – RM22,699
- 85″ Neo QLED 8K QN800C – RM32,699
- 65″ Neo QLED 8K QN900C – RM21,699
- 75″ Neo QLED 8K QN900C – RM28,699
- 85″ Neo QLED 8K QN900C – RM43,699
You can check out Samsung’s 8K TV lineup on their official Malaysian website.