TCL Challenges the High-End with the World’s Largest 4K Mini-LED TV
CES 2024 has already exploded with tech marvels like Bosch’s new Automated Valets or LG’s CineBeam Qube, but TCL has upped the ante by unveiling the world’s largest mini-LED TV: the gargantuan 115-inch 4K quantum dot display (115QM891G). Massive bright screens have almost become the new norm, and TCL, having already secured success in the mid-and-budget segments, is setting its sights on the top-end.
When it comes to features and specs, the QM89 goes all out with the latest and greatest features and specifications. The TV uses TCL’s revolutionary QD Mini LED Ultimate backlight system that has a claimed peak brightness of more than 5,000 nits and 20,000 dimming zones for exceptional accuracy in both lighting and colour control.
Powered by TCL’s latest AIPQ Ultra Processor, the QM89 delivers higher-quality, sharper images than any of its predecessors and takes advantage of AI for enhanced upscaling and colour reproduction. To complete the cinematic experience, the QM89 packs a powerful 6.2.2-channel Dolby Atmos speaker system as well. While TCL hasn’t revealed any official pricing for the QM89, if priced competitively, it could disrupt the high-end TV market.
During the reveal, Mark Zhang, President of TCL North America, said, “Going bigger is just one of the ways we continue to strive to be the best-selling TV brand in the U.S.” In addition to the massive 115-incher, TCL introduced the high-end Q6-Pro, the more affordable Q6, and the latest entry to the budget S series, the S5. With screen sizes ranging from 43 to 98 inches, the 2024 Q6 is equipped with a new High Brightness Plus LED backlight.
TCL claims that this technology will provide a 28 per cent boost in brightness and enhanced colour volume, thus resulting in improved picture quality. For screen sizes below 85 inches, TCL has implemented the Game Accelerator 120 feature, allowing for a 120Hz variable refresh rate (VRR) for gaming with slightly reduced vertical resolution. On 85-inch models and above, a native 120Hz panel is utilised to provide Game Accelerator’s 240Hz capability, offering even higher refresh rates.
Carrying forward all specifications from the Q6, the Q6-Pro introduces Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) to enhance backlight control. As per TCL, this addition results in a 33 per cent brightness enhancement, reaching 600 peak nits. The Q6-Pro is also equipped with hands-free voice command capabilities, a backlit remote, and adjustable-width feet for larger sizes. It will be offered in various screen sizes ranging from 50 to 85 inches.
Lastly, the budget-friendly S5 will be available in 43- to 85-inch screen sizes, providing 4K UHD resolution, HDR PRO+, and Dolby Vision. These will feature a new TCL AIPQ processor, boasting a 25 per cent boost in brightness compared to the previous generation. As of writing, TCL hasn’t announced any exact release date or pricing for any of the models, but the company is planning to launch the 115-inch QM89 along with all the other models sometime in 2024.