Samsung’s 2022 4K/8K Neo QLED TVs Include Support for NFTs and 144 Hz Refresh Rates

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Samsung has shared a press release confirming some of the improvements that the manufacturer has made for its 2022 lineup of premium Neo QLED TVs.

While this isn’t stated anywhere in the press release, Engadget has reported that some of these sets, which include not only 4K but 8K models, will be the first TVs from the company to support 144 Hz refresh rates. This is an improvement over LG’s competing OLEDs, which natively function at 120 Hz.

“[…] the mainstream Neo QLED sets now include what Samsung says are the first 4K and 8K sets with 144Hz inputs instead of the usual 120Hz,” the publication reported. “The extra fluidity won’t be immediately useful when even the fastest PCs struggle with high-speed 4K and 8K content, but you won’t have to worry about your premium TV becoming obsolete any time soon.”

Samsung has also developed a new platform for its 2022 Smart TVs that will allow users to mess around with NFTs from the comfort of their couch. Dubbed Smart Hub, the platform comprises a handful of features that include a Gaming Hub with game streaming services (e.g., NVIDIA GeForce NOW) and calibration tools.

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“This application features an intuitive, integrated platform for discovering, purchasing and trading digital artwork through MICRO LED, Neo QLED and The Frame,” Samsung wrote about its NFT platform in a bullet list of Smart Hub features. “The new Smart Hub will guide users to their favorite content or help them discover something new all while spending less time searching.”

As for improvements in image quality, Samsung has updated the Neo Quantum Processor in its 2022 4K and 8K QLED TVs with support for new features such as advanced contrast mapping with BLU, which increases the brightness level from 12 to 14-bit gradation. This allows the TV to control its lighting across 16,384 steps, as opposed to previous models’ 4,096 steps.

Source: Samsung (via Engadget)

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