TCL North America has today at CES 2023 unveiled new Q650G, Q750G and QM850G ranges that will be available in sizes up to 98 inches with Google TV.
TCL is shaking up its line-up with a fresh nomenclature for the 2023 TV models. The mid-range and high-end models will be known as the Q-series while the entry-level models will be known as the S-series.
- "In 2023, TCL TVs will gain their greatest enhancements to date as the brand creates two new families for its award-winning lineup – Q-Series and S-Series. After introducing the world’s first big-screen Quantum Dot TV, and the world’s first mini-LED TV, TCL is arming its new portfolio with a broader range of QLED models, major upgrades for superior gaming and cinematic experiences, and its largest mini-LED television ever in the 98” top-of-the-line QM8 model," announced TCL North America.
QM8 is described as the "unmatched flagship" of miniLED LCD. It will have over 5 times the number of dimming zones compared to the 2022 model with "up to over 2300" zones. In addition, it will have two times the peak brightness versus the 2022 model, claims TCL.
In the second half of 2023, TCL will add an additional screen to the line-up that it claims can deliver 3000 nits peak brightness. It features around 5000 dimming zones.
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TCL QM850G. Photo: TCL
Q7 is a range of more affordable 55 to 85-inch premium "QLED" LCD TVs without a miniLED backlight. They will still feature local dimming with up to five times as many zones (over 200 in the largest screen size) as last year's equivalent, 120Hz panels, and are powered by TCL's AIPQ video processor.
Q7 has 'Game Accelerator 240' which supports up to 240Hz VRR input, despite the panel only being 120Hz. The company explains that it works only in VRR by running at two times the 120Hz panel refresh rate and half the vertical resolution.
Q6 is a mid-range "QLED" LCD model that will be available in 50 to 75 inches. It features a 60Hz LCD panel with 4K resolution and without local dimming. Q6 supports 'Game Accelerator 120' (120Hz input at half the vertical resolution) on the 55-inch screen and up. 120Hz input works with both consoles and PCs as sources.
TCL Q750G. Photo: TCL
Google TVs, not Roku
TCL's Q6, Q7 and QM8 are powered by Google TV rather than Roku which has been synonymous with TCL in North America for the past many years.
The company said that the "Q series are not direct replacements" to last year's models so it is possible that TCL will add Roku TVs to its line-up later.
The TVs will be available in North America later this year. TCL's European TV line-up will be announced later.
Later in 2023, TCL will also launch its first 4K QD-OLED TV as a high-end alternative to miniLED LCD.