Samsung has released official pricing for its "Neo QLED" LCD TVs in Switzerland, revealing that the 2021 models with miniLED backlight will cost slightly more than last year's models.
Pricing for Samsung 2021 TVs
Samsung's new 2021 LCD TVs with miniLED backlight technology, referred to as "Neo QLED", will start at 2000 Swiss franc (approximately 1900 Euro) for a 55-inch display.
Switzerland has a VAT rate of 7.7% and pricing will vary from region to region but comparing the list to Samsung Switzerland's 2020 prices tells us that Samsung is planning to launch its 2021 LCD TVs at slightly higher prices that last year's models. However, there are a few exceptions where 2021 models will cost the same or actually be a little less expensive. You can find Samsung's 2020 launch prices in USD, UK pounds and Euro here.
Samsung's 2021 "Neo QLED" LCD TV with the One Connect box
Last year, Samsung was criticized for removing its most advanced LED backlight technology from the 4K models in an attempt to push buyers towards 8K TVs. It remains to be seen if 2021 will play out the same way. While the smaller miniLEDs enable TV makers to implement more dimming zones, there are no guarantees. We will have to wait for Samsung or our own examinations to confirm the number of dimming zones.
Besides the miniLED backlight, Samsung is highlighting features like HDMI 2.1, VRR, HDR10+ Adaptive, a new Game Bar menu, a slim design, and an improved Neo Quantum video processor.
Follow the links for specifications in the TV Database: