Samsung QN90B vs QN90A Comparison

It’s easy to guess that Samsung QN90B is introduced as the successor of Samsung QN90A. They are both introduced as part of Samsung’s NEO QLED TV lineup but from different lineup year. Samsung QN90B is from Samsung’s 2022 TV lineup while Samsung QN90A was released as part of Samsung’s 2021 TV lineup. There are currently 3 screen size options of Samsung QN90B while there are 7 screen size options for Samsung QN90A. Samsung QN90B is currently offered in 85-Inch (QN85QN90BAFXZA), 65-Inch (QN65QN90BAFXZA) and 55-Inch (QN55QN90BAFXZA) while Samsung QN90A is available in 98-Inch (QN98QN90AAFXZA), 85-Inch (QN85QN90AAFXZA), 75-Inch (QN75QN90AAFXZA), 65-Inch (QN65QN90AAFXZA), 55-Inch (QN55QN90AAFXZA), 50-Inch (QN50QN90AAFXZA) and 43-Inch (QN43QN90AAFXZA). How does Samsung QN90B compared to Samsung QN90A? The comparison between Samsung QN90B and QN90A will be discussed in this article so that we can find out which of them is the one to choose.

Samsung QN90B Introduction

Samsung QN90B

Samsung QN90B

Samsung QN90B is positioned as the higher option of Samsung’s 2022 Neo 4K QLED TV lineup. It comes with Quantum Matrix Technology and Mini-LED backlight on top of QLED display. Quantum Matrix technology with Mini-LED backlight allows us to enjoy excellent contrast vibrancy between the bright and dark part of the TV screen, while QLED display brings Quantum Dot Color that delivers 100% Color Volume for rich and accurate color details. 4K UHD resolution of Samsung QN90B is completed with 4K AI Upscaling that allows us to enjoy excellent picture clarity from both of original 4K content sources and non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality with AI technology. Quantum HDR 32X is the HDR technology integrated with Samsung QN90B. It supports HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG so that we can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources. The motion technology of Samsung QN90B is quite advanced. It comes with Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ that based on 120Hz native refresh rate. It’s able to delivers smooth motion images for our favorite action movies and sports while also allows us to enjoy non lagging gaming experience when we use this TV as our gaming monitor. The gaming experience is also enhanced by Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and FreeSync Premium Pro that already supported by this TV. We can find Neural Quantum Processor 4K integrated as the picture processor of Samsung QN90B. It can optimizes the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of Samsung QN90B. TIZEN is integrated as the operating system of Samsung QN90B. It can delivers wide range of premium entertainment from our favorite content providers while also allows us to run wide collection of TIZEN smart apps on the screen of this TV. 802.11ac wireless (WiFi 5) is already attached to this TV to provide internet connection to your home network. We can also enjoy 4K HDR OTA (Over the Air) entertainment on the screen of Samsung QN90B as it already supports ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV). The remote control that included with Samsung QN90B is TM2180E. It’s a smart remote that already completed with SolarCell. We can also use Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Bixby to control Samsung QN90B as they are already supported. The speaker system integrated with Samsung QN90B is 4.2.2.CH 60W. It allows us to enjoy good and quite powerful sound with Object Tracking Sound+ (OTS+) brings more realistic sound experience as It can tracks every motion on the screen of this TV. We can also find that Samsung QN90B already supports eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) that allows us to enjoy higher quality audio formats with additional AV system.

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Samsung QN90A Introduction

Samsung QN90A

Samsung QN90A

We can find Samsung QN90A was released as the higher option of Samsung NEO QLED 4K TV lineup from Samsung’s 2021 TV lineup. It’s the higher option of Samsung QN85A. Samsung QN90A already comes with Quantum Matrix Technology with Mini-LED backlight. Quantum Matrix Technology with Mini-LED backlight is able to brings vibrant contrast across the LED screen of this TV. Ultimate UHD Dimming is also integrated with Samsung QN90A to brings more excellent contrast on the screen of this TV. QLED display is already used by Samsung QN90A. QLED display brings Quantum Dot Color that allows us to enjoy rich and accurate color details with its 100% color volume. 4K AI Upscaling is the upscaling technology integrated with Samsung QN90A. It allows us to enjoy excellent clarity not only from original 4K content sources but also from non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality with AI technology. Samsung QN90A comes with Quantum HDR 32x that supports HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG. It’s able to delivers enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources. To optimizes the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of Samsung QN90A, we can find Neo Quantum Processor 4K integrated as the picture processor of this TV. To brings fluid motion images for our favorite action movies and sports, Samsung QN90A is already completed with Motion Xcelerator Turbo+. It’s based on 120Hz native refresh rate that’s also able to brings minimum input lag when we use this TV as our gaming monitor. Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and FreeSync Premium Pro are already supported on top of 120Hz native refresh rate of Samsung QN90A to brings more immersive gaming experience. The operating system of Samsung QN90A is TIZEN. TIZEN OS is able to delivers wide range of premium entertainment from our favorite content providers while also allows us to run wide collection of smart apps on the screen of this TV. Samsung QN90A is also completed with 802.11ac wireless (WiFi 5) that allows us to connect this TV to our home network conveniently. To help us enjoy 4K HDR OTA (Over the Air) entertainment, Samsung QN90A is already completed with ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV). We can control Samsung QN90A conveniently with its included TM2180E SolarCell remote as well as Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Bixby that already supported. We can enjoy good and quite powerful sound quality with 4.2.2CH 60W speaker system integrated with Samsung QN90A (except 50-Inch and 43-Inch). The sound is also enhanced by Object Tracking Sound+ (50-Inch and 43-Inch : Object Tracking Sound Lite) that allows us to enjoy more realistic sound as It can tracks every motion on the TV screen. We can also attach more advanced AV system to enjoy higher quality audio formats since Samsung QN90A already supports eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel).

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Table of Specs & Features

Let’s take a look at the key specs and features of Samsung QN90B and QN90A in the table of specs & features below. It’s important for us to look at their specs and features before we can talk more about their comparison.

Samsung QN90B Samsung QN90A
Introduced 2022 2021
Screen Size
  • 85-Inch (QN85QN90BAFXZA)
  • 65-Inch (QN65QN90BAFXZA)
  • 55-Inch (QN55QN90BAFXZA)
  • 98-Inch (QN98QN90AAFXZA)
  • 85-Inch (QN85QN90AAFXZA)
  • 75-Inch (QN75QN90AAFXZA)
  • 65-Inch (QN65QN90AAFXZA)
  • 55-Inch (QN55QN90AAFXZA)
  • 50-Inch (QN50QN90AAFXZA)
  • 43-Inch (QN43QN90AAFXZA)
Resolution 4K UHD 4K UHD
Display Technology QLED QLED
Backlight Technology Mini-LED Mini-LED
Upscaling Technology 4K AI Upscaling 4K AI Upscaling
Contrast Technology Quantum Matrix Technology Quantum Matrix Technology
Dimming Technology Ultimate UHD Dimming Ultimate UHD Dimming
Color Technology Quantum Dot Color Quantum Dot Color
HDR Technology Quantum HDR 32x Quantum HDR 32x
HDR Support
  • HDR10+
  • HDR10
  • HLG
  • HDR10+
  • HDR10
  • HLG
Motion Technology Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ (120Hz Native) Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ (120Hz Native)
Gaming Technology
  • Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
  • Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
  • FreeSync Premium Pro
  • Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
  • Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
  • FreeSync Premium Pro
Adaptive Picture Optimized/EyeComfort YES
Picture Processor Neural Quantum Processor 4K Neo Quantum Processor 4K
Operating System TIZEN OS TIZEN OS
Control Support
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Bixby
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Bixby
Remote Control TM2280E TM2180E
Built-in Wifi 802.11ac (WiFi 5) 802.11ac (WiFi 5)
ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV) YES YES
Sound Technology
  • 4.2.2CH 60W
  • Object Tracking Sound+ (OTS+)
  • Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
  • 4.2.2CH 60W, (except 50-Inch : 2.2CH 40W and 43-Inch : 2Ch 20W)
  • Object Tracking Sound+ (OTS+), except 50-Inch & 43-Inch : OTS Lite
  • Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
HDMI/USB 4/2 4/2
Price More Expensive Less Expensive
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Samsung QN90B and QN90A Comparison

We can talk more about comparison of Samsung QN90B and QN90A based on their specs and features that we can find in the table of specs & features above.

Picture Technology

Both of Samsung QN90B and QN90A come with Quantum Matrix Technology and Mini-LED backlight on top of QLED display. Quantum Matrix Technology with Mini-LED backlight allows us to enjoy excellent picture contrast the LED screen of Samsung QN90B and QN90A. QLED display brings Quantum Dot color that can delivers 100% color volume for rich and accurate color details. 4K AI Upscaling is the upscaling technology integrated with 4K UHD resolution of Samsung QN90B and QN90A. It allows us to enjoy excellent picture clarity not only from original 4K content sources but also from non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality with AI technology. We can also find that both of Samsung QN90B and QN90A are completed with Adaptive Picture. But we can find that the Adaptive Picture integrated with those two TVs are different. Samsung QN90B comes with Optimized/EyeComfort Adaptive Picture while Samsung QN90A comes with standard Adaptive Picture. EyeComfort/Optimized Adaptive Picture can delivers more comfortable picture for our eyes.

The HDR technology of Samsung QN90B and QN90A are similar. They both come with Quantum HDR 32x that supports HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG. Quantum HDR 32x allows us to enjoy excellent HDR result from our favorite HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG content sources.  The color, clarity and contrast of Samsung QN90B and QN90A are optimized by picture processor integrated with those two TVs. The picture processor integrated with those two TVs are different. Samsung QN90B comes with Neural Quantum Processor 4K while Samsung QN90A is powered by Neo Quantum Processor 4K. Neural Quantum Processor 4K is more advanced picture processor that can delivers better AI optimization than Neo Quantum Processor 4K.

Motion and Gaming Technology

We can find similar Motion Technology integrated with Samsung QN90B and QN90A. They both come with Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ that based on 120Hz native refresh rate. Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ can delivers fluid motion images for our favorite action movies and sports. It’s also able to brings minimum input lag when we use those two TVs as our gaming monitor. We can also find that both of Samsung QN90B and QN90A already supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and FreeSync Premium Pro that can delivers more immersive gaming experience.

Operating System and Remote Control

The operating system of Samsung QN90B and QN90A are TIZEN. TIZEN OS allows us to enjoy wide range of premium entertainment from our favorite content providers. It allows us to run wide collection of TIZEN smart apps on the screen of those two TVs. We can also find that 802.11ac wireless (WiFi 5) is already attached to both Samsung QN90B and QN90A to help us connect this TV to our home network. We can also enjoy 4K HDR OTA (Over the Air) entertainment on the screen of Samsung QN90B and QN90A since they are already completed with ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV).

The remote control included with Samsung QN90B is TM2280E while TM2180E is included with Samsung QN90A. TM2280E and TM2180E are basically similar. Although we can indeed find minor improvements in TM2280E as it’s indeed introduced as the newer version. We can also find that both of Samsung QN90B and QN90A already support Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Bixby since they are already supported.

Sound Technology

Both of Samsung QN90B and QN90A come with similar 4.2.2CH 60W speaker system except 50-Inch and 43-Inch of Samsung QN90A. 4.2.2Ch 60W is able to delivers rich and quite powerful sound quality. We can also find that Object Tracking Sound+ (OTS+) is already integrated with Samsung QN90B and QN90A, except 50-Inch and 43-Inch of Samsung QN90A (Object Tracking Sound Lite/OTS Lite). Object Tracking Sound+ is able to tracks every motion on the TV screen so that we can enjoy more realistic sound experience. Both of Samsung QN90B and QN90A already supports eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) that allows us to enjoy higher quality audio formats with additional AV system.

Price

Since it’s introduced as the successor series, Samsung QN90B is normally offered at the higher price than Samsung QN90A for similar screen size option. How much is the price difference between Samsung QN90B and QN90A? We need to check the price of those two TVs before we can find their latest price difference since TV prices often change from time to time.

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Which One Should You Choose?

Samsung QN90B is introduced as the successor of Samsung QN90A. From our discussion above, we can find that Samsung QN90B comes with few improvements but it’s normally offered at the higher price. So if you are interested in better picture processor (Neural Quantum Processor 4K), EyeComfort adaptive picture and newer remote control version while you don’t mind to spend higher for that then Samsung QN90B is the one that you should choose.

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Samsung QN90A is the predecessor of Samsung QN90B. As the predecessor series, Samsung QN90A is basically similar to Samsung QN90B except that it comes with less advanced picture processor (Neo Quantum Processor 4K), standard adaptive picture and older version of remote control. But, we can find that Samsung QN90A is normally offered at the lower price than Samsung QN90B. So if you have more limited budget and you don’t mind with less advanced picture processor, standard adaptive picture and older version of remote control, then Samsung QN90A is the one that you should choose.

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