This 98-inch Samsung QLED TV just gave our favorite 8K TV a massive upgrade

Samsung QN900C New QLED 8K TV
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What’s better than a 98-inch Samsung TV? How about two 98-inch Samsung TVs to choose from?

Despite announcing a 98-inch QLED TV just a month ago, Samsung is adding a second massive TV to its 2023 TV lineup, and this one is a serious upgrade over the first one. That’s because according to Display Specifications, this latest 98-inch TV is an 8K QLED TV rather than the 4K resolution QLED TV Samsung announced back in June.

The new 98-inch model will round out Samsung’s high-end QN900C Neo QLED 8K TV series, which is currently the best 8K TV we've ever tested. It will only be available in South Korea and will get the model number KQ98QNC990. No pricing is currently known, but the expectation is that it will be more expensive than the 98-inch Samsung QLED 4K TV (98Q80C) announced last month at $7,999. 

The 98-inch Samsung QN900C Neo QLED 8K TV is expected to launch in additional markets after its South Korean launch, and if the 98Q80C is any indication, those with a bit of patience may be able to score a deal on Samsung’s latest 8K behemoth. Samsung’s 98-inch QLED 4K TV has only been out for a month and is already $1,000 off. That’s a 12.5% discount just for waiting a month. 

Now, there’s no guarantee that the 8K QLED will get a similar discount for the 98-inch model, but it’s not just the 98-inch 4K QLED that has recently gotten a discount from Samsung. The 85-inch Samsung QN900C Neo QLED 8K TV also recently was marked down from $7,999 to $6,999, so there’s a fair chance that the larger 98-inch will get a price reduction not too long after it launches.

Samsung 98-inch QN900C Neo QLED 8K TV comes with a loaded spec sheet

Samsung QN900C Neo QLED 8K TV

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If you can’t wait for a discount though, we don’t blame you. The QN900C 98-inch comes loaded with features and high-end specs. The QLED 8K display runs at 144Hz and comes with Motion Xcelerator Turbo Pro and Game Motion Plus to allow for gaming up to 144Hz at 4K resolution. The Samsung Neural Quantum Processor 8K will also allow for 8K upscaling for non-8K content, making this TV a great option despite the lack of native 8K content out there.

And of course, it comes loaded with many features you expect from the best TVs. HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG HDR modes are all supported (sorry, no Dolby Vision). And the sound should be impressive enough that you don’t even need one of our best soundbars, thanks to a 120W speaker array, Dolby Atmos support and a slew of other audio features.

So if you want a truly future-proof home theater display, this could be about as good as it gets. In our Samsung QN900C Neo QLED 8K TV review, we praised this TV as the best 8K display out there with unrivaled brightness thanks to its Quantum Dot MiniLED panel. But if you want something a little more friendly on your wallet, make sure to check out our best TV deals

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Malcolm McMillan
Senior Streaming Writer

Malcolm McMillan is a senior writer for Tom's Guide, covering all the latest in streaming TV shows and movies. That means news, analysis, recommendations, reviews and more for just about anything you can watch, including sports! If it can be seen on a screen, he can write about it. Previously, Malcolm had been a staff writer for Tom's Guide for over a year, with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI), A/V tech and VR headsets.

Before writing for Tom's Guide, Malcolm worked as a fantasy football analyst writing for several sites and also had a brief stint working for Microsoft selling laptops, Xbox products and even the ill-fated Windows phone. He is passionate about video games and sports, though both cause him to yell at the TV frequently. He proudly sports many tattoos, including an Arsenal tattoo, in honor of the team that causes him to yell at the TV the most.