2022 marks the first year that Sony will release a new flagship range of 8K Mini LED and QD-OLED TVs. The technology is breaking new ground when it comes to picture quality and especially eliminating brightness restrictions and burn-in on OLED panels. However, if you’ve been saving for a new Sony Bravia Mini LED or QD-OLED TV then expect to pay a lot of money for it.
Sony has announced its price range for the new series of TVs. Of course, if you’re going with the 8K model that will set you back around $6,999 for the 75-inch Sony Master Series Z95K Mini LED TV and $10,000 for the 85-inch version.
Sony’s new QD-OLED TVs, which now use new panels from Samsung that boast some brightness improvements and other features, will also cost a hefty penny. The Sony Bravia A95K QD-OLED 55-inch model will set you back $2,999 and the 65-inch costs $2,999.
Sony has some tough direct competition when it comes to the new QD-OLED TVs. Samsung is also launching its own range of sets this year too and they come in a lot cheaper than Sony. Samsung aims to sell its QD-OLED at $2,199 for the 55-inch and $2,999 for the 65-inch. That is around $1,000 cheaper.
But everyone has their eyes on Sony’s new Mini LED TV range this year. That is because this tech is showing some great advancements over OLED including superior brightness. Sony says the new Mini LED range, which comes in the 8K Z95K and 4K X96K, packs thousands of high-density Mini LEDs that are precisely controlled to create an incredible dynamic range.
While the 8K Mini LED will cost $6,999 for the 75-inch Sony Master Series Z95K and $10,000 for the 85-inch version, the 4K models aren’t as gut-wrenching. Sony wants $2,799 for the 65-inch, $3,799 for the 75-inch and $5,499 for the 85-inch.
Sony is also launching a specific gaming range of OLED TVs this year. The new A90K Master Series comes in a 48-inch and 42-inch. They cost $1,499 and $1,399 respectively. These TVs pack OLED panels, VRR, HDMI 2.1 and 120Hz support.
Keep in mind that this TV range has yet to be confirmed for South Africa. Sony is rolling out the range over the next few months in the US and Canada. However, South Africa usually gets them by the end of the year. Let’s hope those Mini LED models arrive with a competitive price tag.