Latest in Gear

Image credit:

Sony's 2018 4K TVs keep the focus on OLED, HDR and Android

Google's Assistant AI is baked-in.
Richard Lawler, @Rjcc
January 8, 2018
Share
Tweet
Share
Sony

Sponsored Links

Last year Sony kicked off the year by adding OLED and HDR to its lineup, then later pushed Google's Assistant AI as an upgrade for its Android TV platform. In 2018 the company is sticking to those basics on its latest 4K TVs with a few tweaks. It will once again offer OLED TVs in 55- and 65-inch sizes, this time with an updated version of its technology that broadcasts sound directly from the display itself.

Now dubbed "Acoustic Surface," this A8F series appears to pack the upgraded version of Crystal Sound that LG Display is showing off, with support for 3.1 channels of audio instead of the A1E's 2.1. There's no word yet on price, but last year's models launched at $5,000 and $6,500, and currently sell for around $3,000/$4,000.

Sony X900F 4K TV

If those OLED TVs are a little too expensive, then Sony is still offering LCD options as well, with the X900F series. Inside these local dimming LED screens is the same X1 Extreme Processor Sony's using in the A8F, however, it says that new "X-Motion Clarity" tech is in play to reduce blur during fast motion without losing brightness. The X900F will be available in 49-, 55-, 65-, 75- and 85-inch sizes later this year.

All of Sony's high-end TVs are still Dolby Vision HDR-ready, run Android TV and will ship with Google Assistant built-in. Just like previous models, its voice command service is not always listening but can be activated by a button on the remote. Hands-free control is possible if you have an Amazon Alexa device, Google Home or one of Sony's own smart speakers.

Click here to catch up on the latest news from CES 2018.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

'Sekiro' GOTY Edition trailer offers a peek at fresh challenges

'Sekiro' GOTY Edition trailer offers a peek at fresh challenges

View
Redbox's Free Live TV comes to Xbox One consoles

Redbox's Free Live TV comes to Xbox One consoles

View
What we bought: Our favorite USB-C chargers

What we bought: Our favorite USB-C chargers

View
iPhone 12 teardown reveals how 5G has changed things

iPhone 12 teardown reveals how 5G has changed things

View
GitHub takes down YouTube video download tools after an RIAA notice

GitHub takes down YouTube video download tools after an RIAA notice

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr