Samsung S95B: QD OLED in hands-on test – better than LG OLED?

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  • Samsung OLED S95 B: design
  • Samsung OLED S95B only in two sizes
  • Smart TV and sound
  • A lot of prejudice: is there a catch in the Samsung OLED S95B?
  • Verdict Samsung OLED S95B
  • With the new S95B 4K TV, Samsung is introducing a top-of-the-line model that works with self-illuminating OLED pixels and is said to deliver stunning picture quality. In recent years, the subject of OLED displays has been completely left to LG. It is now believed that, in combination with its own Quantum Dot technology, it could also affect the OLED sector. At the Samsung event, we were able to get a glimpse of the Samsung QD-OLED-TV S95b for our first hands-on test.

    A few years ago, Samsung decided OLEDdisplays for their high quality 4k TVs. Now the manufacturer is releasing a new patented display technology, which is already known as QD OLED became known. However, Samsung has decided to officially market the new “S95B” 4k TV only as Samsung OLED and not as QD OLED. Perhaps, all the more directly in competition with the previous OLED market leader LG enter

    Samsung OLED TV S95B on a sideboardThe Samsung OLED TV S95B will be available in 55-inch and 65-inch sizes. | Image: Samsung

    Samsung OLED S95 B: design

    Samsung is equipping its OLED TV relaunch with just about everything currently available in terms of good ingredients: here’s where Samsung’s latest “Neural Quantum” processor comes from, tone mapping enhanced for naturalness, four Interfaces HDMI2.1 for advanced gamers and Dolby Atmos used in the device. No wonder Samsung is still sticking to its HDR10+ technology holds and Dolby Vision still despised.

    SAMSUNG QD-OLED S95B side viewView from behind the TV: the silhouette of the S95B is very slim.

    Samsung’s top-notch QD-OLED technology is housed in a so-called “laser thin” design that, unsurprisingly, bears a resemblance to the typical design of other models. OLED TV It has. In front of the compact square electronics housing, the ultra-thin display floats freely in the air and floats above the massive central stand. Unlike flagship QLED QN95Bsuccessor QN95Abut the OLED S95B doesn’t get a single connection box.

    Samsung OLED S95B only in two sizes

    First Samsung QDOLED TVs will be available in two sizes, namely 55 and 65 inches, starting in May. According to Samsung, the new QD OLED model is positioned between the flagship QN95B and the somewhat simpler QN90B.
    With this, the manufacturer wants to set an example and make it clear that NEO QLED – continues to be at the forefront of its television production. Many expected Samsung’s new QD-OLED to also take the lead in Samsung’s TV lineup. But since there are only two TV sizes available, it lacks larger screen formats like 75 and 85 inches and will likely find its niche below the QLED QN95B in terms of price. According to initial rumors, the 55-inch version of the S95B will cost $2,200 in the US.almost $3,000 is expected for the 65-inch version.


    Samsung’s QD-OLED technology is fundamentally different from the WRGB technology that LG Display uses for its OLED panels. Both have self-luminous pixels. The main difference is that Samsung OLED has a color spectrum quantum dots are determined which produce pure red and green light. To do this, quantum dots convert blue light accordingly. Samsung QD OLED pixels use organic blue light-emitting diodes, in short, blue OLEDs, as the light source. On LG, the OLED light is white, there is also a white sub-pixel here.

    Thanks to the “brightness booster,” Samsung says it achieves peak brightness of up to 1,500 nits for HDR images. This is again significantly more than we have seen so far. LG OLED TVs knew. While LG is using a metal cooling plate as a brightness booster in its new flagship LG OLED G2, Samsung doesn’t seem to consider such passive cooling necessary. Our first impression is that Samsung’s technology generates significantly less heat than LG’s previously known OLED displays. Does lower heat generation also increase the risk OLED burn-in really gets rid of the world, but remains to be seen.

    Smart TV and sound

    Of course, Samsung’s new OLED should also be a powerful smart TV system. Tizen get back on board. As one of the top models, he Dolby Atmos can be processed as an audio signal and via Q-Symphony as a partner with Soundba Samsungr can ally. However, we have all of these as objects for our own lab test on the block. As a remote control, we expect a new version of Samsung Smart-remote.

    Samsung QD OLED: remote controlThis is what a smart remote for Samsung’s OLED could look like.

    A lot of prejudice: is there a catch in the Samsung OLED S95B?

    Particularly high peak brightness, the expected superior signal processing by Samsung’s “Neural Quantum Processor” and the ability to optimally control every single pixel: all this speaks for first-class, perhaps even unparalleled, image quality. Yet Samsung’s new display technology may have an unsightly birth defect. All pixels are made up of three sub-pixels of red, green and blue. Usually they are located in a block next to each other in each pixel. However, now Samsung is using a new triangular configuration.

    As a result, each green subpixel is always above red and green in the image line. At first glance, this sounds trite and harmless, but can result in unsightly color banding on sharp, high-contrast edges, such as especially attentive testers have already reported. Whether you can only see this error up close with a magnifying glass or it has really serious implications in practice, we will of course test it in the lab as soon as possible.

    Verdict Samsung OLED S95B

    With QD-OLED technology, the Samsung OLED S95B certainly has what it takes to outperform other OLED TVs. But it’s still too early for a final decision. We’re very curious to see how the Samsung OLED S95B performs in the final software test.

    What do you mean? Will Samsung QD-OLED be the new benchmark? Or is it all just marketing advertising? Tell us your opinion in the comments!

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