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The Bravia A8F and X9000F are Sony's flagship 4K OLED and LCD TVs this year
By Ng Chong Seng - on 15 Mar 2018, 11:59pm

The Bravia A8F and X9000F are Sony's flagship 4K OLED and LCD TVs this year

Sony Bravia A8F 4K HDR OLED TV. (Image source: Sony.)

Update, March 15, 2018: Sony Singapore has informed us that its new 2018 4K TVs will be available in 2Q 2018.

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Originally published on Jan 9, 2018:

At expected, Sony has launched new Bravia OLED and LCD 4K TVs at CES 2018. And leading the pack are these two flagships: the A8F OLED TV and X9000F LCD TV.

The A8F series - available in 65 and 55-inch screen sizes - is Sony’s effort to bring OLED TVs to a wider audience. It inherits the 2017 Bravia A1’s X1 Extreme processor (so Sony’s object-based HDR remaster, Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR, dual database processing tech are all present) and the Acoustic Surface technology, which enables the sound to come from the screen instead of side speakers.

Sony’s 4K X-Reality Pro, that is Sony’s unique algorithm of reality creation database for any content, is also onboard. In terms of HDR support, the A8F continues to play nice with HDR10, Hybrid Log-Gamma, and Dolby Vision. (Note: Dolby Vision will only be activated after a future firmware update.) And last but not least, the A8F is still an Android TV, so you can use Voice Search to find content, ask questions and control your TV; use the built-in Chromecast feature to easily send content from your smartphone or tablet to the TV; and of course, access Google Play for your favorite movies, TV shows, and games.

Unlike the laid back angled screen design of the Bravia A1, the new A8F model adopts a conventional non-angled display using a conventional TV stand. And while the Bravia A1 still represents the top OLED entry from Sony, interestingly, the newer A8F adopts dual woofers for slightly better audio performance than the A1.

The A8F will be available in Singapore from 2Q 2018. Pricing is still unavailable at the moment.

The new Sony Bravia A8F in the flesh at CES 2018. We estimate this to be available locally by the second quarter of 2018.

The rear view of the Bravia A8F reveals a more conventional TV design, but it comes with dual woofers, one more than the A1.


X9000F

Next up is the X9000F, a premium 4K HDR LCD TV. Unlike most other flagships that are only sold in a couple of large screen sizes, the X9000F will be available in 85, 75, 65, 55, and 49 inches.

Like the A8F, the X9000F is equipped with Sony’s X1 Extreme processor. There’s also a new X-Motion Clarity tech that uses Sony’s proprietary direct LED local dimming and backlight boosting algorithm to control luminance level and its duration, which should result in less motion blur in fast-moving scenes.

The X9000F also supports HDR10, HLG, and (after a firmware update) Dolby Vision. To enjoy Dolby Atmos, Sony recommends getting the new HT-X9000F Dolby Atmos-compatible soundbar to go with the Android TV.

The X9000F series will also be available in Singapore from 2Q 2018. Pricing is unavailable at the moment.

Sony Bravia X9000F 4K HDR LCD TV. (Image source: Sony.)

Below is a quick summary of the other TVs Sony announced:

X85F

  • 4K HDR TV
  • Available in 75, 65, 55, 49, and 43 inches
  • 4K HDR Processor X1
  • 4K X-Reality Pro
  • Triluminos Display
  • Android TV
  • Ultra slim design comes with narrow aluminum frame and clean cable management
  • Available 2Q 2018; pricing TBA

 

X83F

  • 4K HDR TV
  • Available in 70 and 60 inches
  • 4K HDR Processor X1
  • 4K X-Reality Pro
  • Triluminos Display
  • Android TV
  • Available 2Q 2018; pricing TBA

 

X80F (Note: This series isn't available for SEA.)

  • 4K HDR TV
  • Available in 55, 49, and 43 inches
  • 4K X-Reality Pro
  • Android TV
  • Ultra slim design comes with narrow aluminum frame and clean cable management

 

X75F

  • 4K HDR TV
  • Available in 65, 55, 49, and 43 inches
  • 4K X-Reality Pro
  • ClearAudio+ automatically adjusts sound settings
  • Android TV
  • Available 2Q 2018; pricing TBA

 

X72F (Note: This series isn't available for SEA.)

  • 4K HDR TV
  • Available in 55, 49, and 43 inches
  • 4K X-Reality Pro
  • ClearAudio+ automatically adjusts sound settings
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Supports major Internet video services (e.g., YouTube, Netflix)
  • Ultra slim design comes with narrow aluminum frame and clean cable management

 

X70F

  • 4K HDR TV
  • Available in 65, 55, 49, and 43 inches
  • 4K X-Reality Pro
  • ClearAudio+ automatically adjusts sound settings
  • Supports major Internet video services (e.g., YouTube, Netflix)
  • Available 2Q 2018; pricing TBA

 

W80F

  • 1080p HDR TV
  • Available in 49 and 43 inches
  • 4K X-Reality Pro
  • Android TV
  • ClearAudio+ automatically adjust sound settings
  • X-Protection Pro enhances TV’s durability with four protection features to guard against dust, lightning, surge, and humidity
  • 49-inch: $1,649 (intro price of $1,399 in March 2018); 43-inch: $1,199 (intro price of $1,049 in March 2018)

We'll update this news again when we hear more from Sony Singapore regarding these new TVs' pricing and availability.