TV Lineup
What's new in 2020

Updated

We've reviewed most TVs that were released in 2020. The pandemic had a different effect on TV releases this year and even though some companies released models early in the year, such as LG, other companies took a hit. Vizio in particular was affected by the pandemic as they delayed the release of their TVs and labeled them as 2021 models, although it's yet to be seen if they will release a new lineup for 2021. Konka was also supposed to release an OLED TV, but that was delayed until 2021.

You can see which models we've purchased, as well as vote on your favorites, on our suggestion list. If you want to see which models are being released in 2021, see our 2021 TV lineup here.

Test results

 

Brand Lineups

These lists are based on what has been confirmed so far. We'll update them as new details are confirmed and as new models are announced throughout the year.

 

Sony

Sony announced a few new models at this year's CES. Beyond what's listed below, they've also announced a slew of new budget and mid-range models, but many of them will only be released in Europe. Strangely, Sony has announced the first models with full HDMI 2.1 ports, but only on the Z8H and X900H.

Sony's lineup is very straightforward this year, following their typical naming scheme, 2020 models can be identified by the "H" suffix, except for the A9S.

Note: This list only covers U.S. models. There are other models available in some regions, but we don't cover them here.

U.S. Model U.S. Sizes Type Resolution Refresh Rate Review Status
Z8H 75", 85" LED 8k 120Hz Not planned - exceeds exotic threshold
A9S 48" OLED 4k 120Hz Reviewed
A8H 55", 65" OLED 4k 120Hz Reviewed
X950H 49", 55", 65", 75", 85" LED 4k 120Hz Reviewed
X900H 55", 65", 75", 85" LED 4k 120Hz Reviewed
X800H 43", 49", 55", 65", 75", 85" LED 4k 60Hz Reviewed
X750H 55", 65", 75" LED 4k 60Hz Reviewed

 

Samsung

At this year's CES, Samsung only announced a few new models, focusing on their high-end 8k lineup and a few "lifestyle" models, including new Frame and Serif TV, and the unique Sero TV, which automatically rotates to portrait orientation when casting portrait content from your phone. They've also added their first TV designed for outdoor use, the Terrace, which is IP55 certified for weather resistance.

Samsung has made some changes to their lineup this year, shifting the entire lineup, which may cause some confusion as models are no longer directly comparable with the same series from last year. For example, the TU8000 is now an entry-level TV, replacing the RU7100, and it isn't at all comparable to last year's RU8000. Other than that, their naming follows their typical naming conventions. Basic models can be identified by the "TU" prefix, and their QLED models can be identified by the "Q" prefix, and the "T" suffix represents 2020 models. 4k QLEDs have 2-digit model numbers, and 8k models have 3 digits.

Like last year, there are some differences between the U.S. and EU versions of a few models, including the Q80T. The U.S. version of the Q80T has more local dimming zones, and all sizes except for the 49" model appear to have Samsung's Ultra Viewing Angle technology. The EU-exclusive Q85T appears to be the equivalent of the U.S. Q80T.

U.S. Model U.S. Sizes Type Resolution Refresh Rate Notes Review Status
Q950TS 65", 75", 85" LED 8k Unknown   Not planned - exceeds exotic threshold
Q900TS 65", 75", 85", 98" LED 8k Unknown   Not planned - exceeds exotic threshold
Q800T 65", 75", 82" LED 8k 120Hz   Reviewed
Q95T Sizes not yet confirmed LED 4k 120Hz   Not available in the U.S.
Q90T 55", 65", 75", 85" LED 4k 120Hz   Reviewed
Q85T 55", 65", 75" LED 4k 120Hz EU only, equivalent to the U.S. Q80T Not available in the U.S.
Q80T 49", 55", 65", 75", 85" LED 4k 120Hz U.S. and EU models are different. Reviewed
Q70T 55", 65", 75", 82", 85" LED 4k 120Hz   Reviewed
Q60T 43", 50", 55", 58", 65", 75", 85" LED 4k 60Hz   Reviewed
RU9000 65", 75", 82" LED 4k 120Hz   Reviewed
TU8500 55", 65" LED 4k 60Hz Not widely available, TU8000 with Dual LED Suggested
TU8300 55", 65" LED 4k 60Hz Curved TU8000 Reviewed
TU8000 43", 50", 55", 65", 75", 85" LED 4k 60Hz   Reviewed
TU7000 43", 50", 55", 58", 65", 70", 75" LED 4k 60Hz   Reviewed
Lifestyle TVs
The Frame 32", 43", 50", 55", 65", 75" LED 4k 120Hz (except 32", 43", 50") 32" is 1080p Reviewed
Serif 43", 50", 55", 65", 75" LED 4k 120Hz (except 43", 50") Built-in NFC, unique design Suggested
Sero 43" LED 4k 60Hz Motorized stand, rotates to portrait when casting Reviewed
Terrace 55", 65", 75" LED 4k 120Hz IP55 weather-resistant, designed for outdoor use Purchased

 

LG

LG announced most of their medium and high-end models at CES. LG is investing heavily in new technologies, with three 8k models, and confirmed support for at least some HDMI 2.1 features on almost their entire lineup.

LG's naming this year follows previous models for the most part, but their NanoCell TVs have been renamed, with the "SM" prefix replaced with "NANO". Their LED models use the prefix "UN", and their OLED models use the suffix "X" to identify 2020 models. They've also changed the OLED lineup a bit, retiring the E9, and replacing it with a new "Gallery" TV, the GX, which includes a no-gap wall mount.

U.S. Model U.S. Sizes Type Resolution Refresh Rate Notes Review Status
RX 65" OLED 4k 120Hz   Not planned - exceeds exotic threshold
ZX 77", 88" OLED 8k 120Hz   Not planned - exceeds exotic threshold
WX 65", 77" OLED 4k 120Hz   Not planned - exceeds exotic threshold
GX 55", 65", 77" OLED 4k 120Hz ATSC 3.0 tuner, no stand. Reviewed
CX 48", 55", 65", 77" OLED 4k 120Hz   Reviewed
BX 55", 65" OLED 4k 120Hz   Reviewed
NANO99 65", 75" LED 8k 120Hz   Reviewed
NANO97 65", 75" LED 8k 120Hz   Suggested
NANO95 65", 75" LED 8k 60Hz   Suggested
NANO90 55", 65", 75", 86" LED 4k 120Hz   Reviewed
NANO86 49", 55", 65" LED 4k 120Hz Same as Nano85, but with center stand Suggested
NANO85 49", 55", 65" LED 4k 120Hz   Reviewed
NANO81 55", 65" LED 4k 60Hz Center stand Reviewed
NANO80 49", 55", 65", 75" LED 4k 60Hz   Reviewed
UN8500/8570 65", 75", 82", 86" LED 4k 120Hz   Reviewed
UN7300/7370 43", 49", 50", 55", 65", 75" LED 4k 60Hz   Reviewed
UN7000/7070 43", 50", 55", 60", 65", 70", 75" LED 4k 60Hz   Reviewed
UN6970 75" LED 4k 60Hz Best Buy exclusive Reviewed
UN6950 43", 50", 55", 60", 65", 75" LED 4k 60Hz Walmart exclusive Reviewed

 

TCL

TCL has finally announced part of their 2020 lineup, starting with the release of the new 5 and 6-Series TVs. They've also confirmed that they'll be releasing updated versions of the 3 and 4 Series TVs, as well as their first 8k model, but we don't know much about those models yet. Their TVs have built-in Roku TV, unless specified.

U.S. Model U.S. Sizes Type Resolution Refresh Rate Notes Review Status
R635 55", 65", 75" Mini LED 4k 120Hz   Reviewed
S535 50", 55", 65", 75" LED 4k 60Hz   Reviewed
S435 43", 50", 55", 65", 75" LED 4k 60Hz   Reviewed
S434 43", 50", 55", 65", 75" LED 4k 60Hz Android TV Purchased
S335 32" LED 720p 60Hz   Reviewed
S330 32" (720p), 40" (1080p) LED 720p-1080p 60Hz Android TV  

 

Vizio

Vizio's 2020 lineup appears to be mainly focused on features, and appears to target gaming. They've added HDMI 2.1 to almost all models, and all HDMI ports now have the same low input lag on most models. We don't know yet which features of HDMI 2.1 they'll support, though. Vizio has also added a new gaming engine to the M, P, and P-X models. This new gaming engine adds support for FreeSync variable refresh rate, as well as support for 4k @ 120Hz inputs and auto low-latency mode.

Vizio has also announced plans to release their first OLED TV, which we tested.

U.S. Model U.S. Sizes Type Resolution Refresh Rate Review Status
OLED 55", 65" OLED 4k 120Hz Reviewed
P-Series Quantum X 65", 75", 85" LED 4k 120Hz Reviewed
P-Series Quantum 65", 75" LED 4k 120Hz Reviewed
M-Series Quantum (MQ8) 55", 65" LED 4k 60Hz Reviewed
M-Series Quantum (MQ7) 50", 55", 65" LED 4k 60Hz Reviewed
V-Series 40", 43", 50", 55", 58", 60", 65", 70", 75" LED 4k 60Hz Reviewed

 

Konka

Relatively unknown in the U.S., Chinese manufacturer Konka has decided to re-enter the U.S. market this year. We don't know much about these TVs yet, but we'll update this table once we find out more.

Update 08/19/2020: Konka has announced that their 3 LED displays are starting to ship to retailers, but unfortunately, they've delayed their OLED to 2021.

U.S. Model U.S. Sizes Type Resolution Refresh Rate Review Status
X11 55", 65" OLED 4k Unknown Delayed to 2021
Q7 50", 55", 65", 75" QLED 4k Unknown Suggested
U5 43", 50", 55", 65", 75" LED 4k Unknown Suggested
H3 32", 40" LED 720p (32"), 1080p (40") Unknown Suggested

 

Philips

The Philips brand is licensed out to two different companies: TP Vision in Europe and a few other countries, and Funai in the U.S. Because of this difference, Philips TVs sold in Europe usually aren't available in North America. At CES this year, though, Funai announces plans to bring the Philips OLED 804, one of their most popular TVs in Europe, to the U.S. for the first time. Although technically a 2019 model, as this will be released in the U.S. for the first time we're including it here.

U.S. Model U.S. Sizes Type Resolution Refresh Rate Review Status
OLED 804 55", 65" OLED 4k   Unreleased

 

Hisense

Hisense has updated their entire lineup this year and has also announced plans to bring the unique dual-layer LCD screen to the U.S. for the first time. Their core lineup appears to have mainly minor changes.

U.S. Model U.S. Sizes Type Resolution Refresh Rate Notes Review Status
XD9G 65" LED 4k Unknown   Unreleased
H9G 55", 65" LED 4k 120Hz   Reviewed
H8G 50", 55", 65", 75" LED 4k 60Hz   Reviewed
H6570G 43", 50", 55", 65", 70", 75", 85" LED 4k 60Hz   Reviewed
H6510G 50", 55", 65", 75", 85" LED 4k 60Hz Best Buy exclusive for Black Friday Reviewed
R6090G 43", 50", 55", 58", 65" LED 4k 60Hz Roku TV Reviewed
H55G 32", 43" LED 1080p 60Hz   Suggested
H4G 32", 40", 43" LED 720/1080p 60Hz   Suggested

Panasonic

Although Panasonic announced many new models for 2020, as they aren't sold in the U.S., we don't currently have any plans to test them.

Conclusion

2020 shaped up to be an interesting year for the TV market. The highly-anticipated releases of the Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft's new Xbox seem to be a driving factor in the industry this year, with most TV manufacturers adding features that target these new game consoles.

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