Samsung’s 2017 flagship TV, the Q9, will be priced to match OLED. If you want the 65” version you will have to spend $6000 dollars. The TVs are up for pre-order now.
Samsung Q9 pricing
The South Korean company started taking pre-orders and announced pricing for Q7 and Q8 in February. We now also know how much Samsung will be for its flagship Q9 model.
As you may know, Samsung will be selling edge-lit LCD TVs under the “QLED” brand in 2017. The Q refers to the quantum dot technology that can help boost peak brightness and widen the color gamut. Q9, or to be exact Q9F, is a flat (F for flat) flagship model with higher peak brightness than Q7 and Q8. Samsung also touts a larger “color volume”, new smart features, and design.
But can souped-up LCD technology match OLED? Samsung believes so, which is why the products are priced to match OLED. A 65-inch Q9 will set you back $6000 dollars, which matches LG’s 65” E7 OLED and is $500 dollars cheaper than Sony's 65” A1 OLED.
A 75” Q9 will cost $10,000, which on the other hand is significantly cheaper than LG’s 77” OLED TVs.
Samsung is also offering payment plans. “The next innovation in TV for $500/month” for 12 months interest free, the pre-order page for the 65” Samsung Q9 reads.
Additionally, Samsung has raises prices up to $500 for some Q7 and Q8 models since it started taking pre-orders in February.
Samsung says that the 65” Q9 will “ship in 1 to 3 business days” but we are not sure if that is entirely correct. The 75” Q9 will ship in May. While the pre-order page for the 65” version is up and running, the product page is not yet functional. It appears that Samsung is still working on it.