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The Samsung QN90C stands out as an impressive TV, securing a spot as one of our favorites in Samsung’s 2023 lineup. As the next-best model in the Neo QLED series, it delivers remarkable brightness and stellar performance.

Although it may not have left as strong an impression as Samsung’s QN95 series, the QN90C comes at a more affordable price while retaining many of the same features. Earning its place on our best TV list for 2023, it excels as the top choice for sports with its high brightness levels, ideal for daytime viewing, and commendable motion handling.

In 2023, Samsung introduced some truly outstanding TVs, including the QN90C, alongside the Samsung S95C and S90C. Looking ahead, information about Samsung’s TV lineup for 2024 remains scarce, with no official details or substantial leaks. The curtain will lift on these mysteries at CES 2024 in a few weeks, where Samsung will unveil its upcoming TV ranges. Stay tuned for the latest updates from the tech show.

While anticipating the future, let’s delve into expectations for the QN90D, the successor to the high-performing QN90C. We’ll explore the probable release date, estimated cost, and our wishlist for the QN90D in 2024.

Samsung QN90D TV 2024 Anticipations
Samsung QN90C

SAMSUNG QN90D: ANTICIPATED RELEASE DATE AND EXPECTED PRICING

Official details regarding the arrival date and cost of the Samsung QN90D are currently unavailable. Nevertheless, we can draw assumptions based on the precedent set by the Samsung QN90C.

Introduced at CES 2023 in January, the QN90C hit the shelves a few weeks later at the end of February 2023. It was available in six different sizes: 43, 50, 55, 65, 75, and 85 inches. At launch, the pricing for each size was as follows.

In terms of pricing and specifications, the QN90C falls between Samsung’s flagship QN95C and QN85C series, all part of the high-end, mini-LED backlit QLED TVs. Notably, the QN85C is less advanced, especially in audio, while the QN95C boasts a sleeker design.

Anticipating the QN90D, a comparable pricing strategy is expected, possibly with a slight reduction. One critique of the QN90C was its relatively high price compared to some mini-LED competitors like TCL or Hisense, which offer impressive brightness at a more affordable cost. While lacking certain features, these alternatives might appeal to customers with budget considerations.

SAMSUNG QN90D: ANTICIPATED FEATURES AND OUR DESIRES

Our experience testing the Samsung QN90C was delightful, earning it the title of “a bright mini-LED TV that looks good from any angle” in our review.

This TV is a standout choice for sports enthusiasts, with its high brightness levels ideal for daytime viewing and impressive motion handling to match the fast-paced action. Gamers also benefit from its four HDMI 2.1 ports supporting 4K 120Hz input, along with VRR and FreeSync Premium support.

Considering our wish list for the QN90D, the primary desire is simple: an enhancement of the QN90C’s strengths. While the QN90C had no major flaws, there’s room for improvement in Samsung’s next iteration.

During testing, we observed some backlight blooming, manifesting as “light halos around white-on-black movie titles and pinpoints of light in Starfield motion patterns.” Although these effects were minimal, addressing them in the QN90D would contribute to a more flawless picture.

Navigating smart menus and extensive settings proved less enjoyable, a commonality among premium TVs like the Samsung QN90C. Despite its support for HDR10, HLG, and HDR10+ HDR formats, the absence of Dolby Vision HDR is notable. While Dolby Vision HDR is widespread, Samsung’s reluctance to incorporate it remains frustrating.

Looking ahead, we anticipate Samsung building on its 2023 successes with the QN90D. Minor concerns aside, we hope for another feature-packed Neo QLED with high brightness, continuing Samsung’s trend of delivering cutting-edge features.

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