Next-gen mini-LED 4K TVs are primed for welcome price drops

One of the biggest TV stories since 2021 has been the arrival of mini-LED technology in TVs. This is a type of LCD backlight that uses – you guessed it – smaller LEDs so that most lights can be packed in any less space, creating ultra-thin TVs with stunning HDR. While TCL introduced the technology before 2021, it really took off with Samsung offering the technology worldwide on some of the best TVs of the year, and right now, you can also find it on TVs from Sony, LG, Philips. and Hisense.

The only problem? It is not cheap. It requires more advanced manufacturing than regular LED TVs, which means premium pricing. There has been great progress just in the last year, with the price of Samsung’s 2021 models (like the Samsung QN90A) dropping massively since launch, and it’s been nice to see that Samsung’s 2022 TV lineup has launched at slightly lower prices than the previous year. 2021 equivalent in many cases. This is in stark contrast to the price of 2022 LG OLED TVs, including the LG C2, going up compared to last year’s models.

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