Besides the new high-end TVs that were announced at CES 2019, Sony’s 2019 TV line-up will include several mid-range TV models. XG83, XG81, and XG80 (X800G in the US) are Android TVs with 4K resolution.
Sony mid-range 2019 4K TVs
The mid-range 2019 Sony TVs will be available in sizes ranging from 43 to 75 inches. XG70 is a basic 4K TV without Android, while XG80, XG81, and XG83 are Android TVs with access to the Google Play store, built-in Chromecast, Google Assistant (via remote control), and all of the other Google features.
We have not seen these TVs in person yet so we cannot comment on picture quality but Sony explains that XG83 is equipped with the X1 processor, while the others feature a less powerful X-Reality Pro chip. Most of the LCD panels utilize edge LED but a few of the larger screens are equipped with direct LED (without zone dimming). All of them come with ‘Triluminos’, which is Sony’s marketing term for a wide color gamut panel.
- “Sony has announced four new TV series for 2019 – XG83, XG81, XG80 and XG70. They all come in a variety of screen sizes to fit different living room setups, making an ideal choice regardless of the room’s dimensions,” Sony Europe said. “The TVs will also look sleek and stylish in any interior with their premium aluminium (XG83) or brushed aluminium-look bezel (XG81, XG80, XG70) and stylish stands that can conceal cables and keep them neatly in place.”
All of the mid-range TVs will have 4K resolution and software support for HDR. However, the advanced picture systems required to reproduce proper HDR are reserved for the more expensive models. At CES 2019, Sony unveiled new XG85, XG95, and ZG9 LCD models along with new AG8 and AG9 OLED models.
X800G (XG80) has been confirmed for the US but the other models have not.
None of the mid-range models will feature the new remote control but XG83 in Europe will be equipped with a twin tuner for TV recording. The TVs also have built-in WiFi (ac standard) and four HDMI inputs (except XG70), Airplay 2 and HomeKit support also appear to be reserved for the more expensive models.
Sony’s mid-range 2019 TVs are expected to launch in April or May. Pricing was not announced.
Sony 2019 mid-range 4K TVs
Sony XG83 - Europe 43, 49” 4K LCD panel with edge LED MotionFlow XR800 4K Processor X1 Twin tuner Triluminos HDR10, HLG Android TV with Google Assistant
Sony XG81 - Europe 43, 49, 55, 65” 4K LCD panel with edge LED MotionFlow XR400 4K X-Reality Pro Triluminos HDR10, HLG Android TV with Google Assistant
Sony XG80 (X800G) - Europe & USA 43, 49, 55, 65, 75” 4K LCD panel with edge LED (Direct LED in 55, 65, 75”) MotionFlow XR400 4K X-Reality Pro Triluminos HDR10, HLG Android TV with Google Assistant
Sony XG70 - Europe 43, 49, 55, 65” 4K LCD panel with edge LED (Direct LED in 55, 65”) MotionFlow XR200 4K X-Reality Pro Triluminos HDR10, HLG Linux Smart TV