Sony Unveils 2019 mid-range 4K TV: XF80 and XF75

The Japanese manufacturer, Sony, recently revealed their upcoming 2018 TV models during the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 or CES 2018. Notable models are the AF8, the brands’ flagship OLED TV for the year 2018, and the XF90, Sony’s LCD Flagship TV for 2018. During the even, the brand hasn’t revealed many details about their 2018 lineup. However, we now have more information about their upcoming mid-range TV. The Sony Bravia XF80 and the Sony Bravia XF75.

Sony Bravia 2018 TV Models Overview Guide

Ultra HD
AF8 XF90 XF85 XF80 XF75
Display tech OLED
Resolution 4K 4K 4K 4K 4K
HDR10 x x x x x
Dolby Vision x x x x x
HLG x x
Backlight FALD Edge LED Edge LED Edge LED
Local dimming Pixel level x
MotionFlow Clarity 800 400 400
Triluminos x x x x
X-tended DR Pro
Processor X1 Extreme X1 Extreme X1 X-Reality Pro X-Reality Pro
3D
Android TV x x x x x
Google Cast x x x x x
HEVC x x x x x
VP9 x x x x x
Twin tuner x x x
HDMI 4 4 4 4 4
WiFi ac ac ac ac ac
VESA x x x x x
Screen Size 55″, 65″ 49″, 55″, 65″, 75″, 85″ 43″, 49″, 55″, 65″, 75″, 85″ 43″, 49″, 55″ 43″, 49″, 55″, 65″

Sony Bravia XF80/X800F

Sony Bravia XF80

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The Sony Bravia XF80 (X800F in the US), the successor of the Sony Bravia X800E, will be one of the new addition to Sony’s mid-range 4K UHD HDR tv lineup for 2018. It’s an access to video streaming, games, and other types of apps. Chromecast is also integrated within this TV allows you to cast your videos to the TV from your mobile device that supports either Miracast, Chromecast, or Intel WiDi. Compared to the high-end model, the XF80 doesn’t come with a Sony X1 Extreme processor and it lacks a twin tuner.

In terms of design, the Bravia X800F or XF80 features an aluminum finish bezel and a stand that lets you hide the cables and hold them in place with an included cable holder.

Sony Bravia XF80

Compared to the XF85, the main difference is that the XF80 features a non-aluminum frame and a 50Hz display panel while the XF85 has an aluminum frame and 100Hz display panel.

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Features
Flat alu design
4K resolution
Edge LED backlight
XR400 / XR480
X-Reality Pro
Triluminos
HDR: HDR10, HLG
Android TV
Google Cast
HEVC
VP9-Profile2
4x HDMI / 3x USB
WiFi (ac standard)

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Sony Bravia XF75/X75F

Sony Bravia XF75/X75F

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The second addition to Sony’s 2018 mid-range TV lineup is the Sony Bravia XF75, or X750F in the US. The successor of the Sony Bravia X7500E. According to Sony, the Sony Bravia XF75 will be their cheapest Android-based Ultra High-Definition Smart TV. Sony claims XF75 is “HDR compatibility” but based on the specification, it doesn’t have the hardware to enable HDR reproduction.

Sony Bravia XF75

In terms of design, the Sony Bravia XF75 features a “slim rounded-edge bezel” design. The stand is somewhat similar to the XF90 but different in design. The angle of inclination of the stand is also noticeable making the XF75 compatible with the Sony 2.1ch Soundbar HT-XF9000.

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Features
Flat design
4K resolution
Edge acklight
XR400 / XR480
4K X-Reality Pro
HDR: HDR10, HLG
Android TV
Google Cast
HEVC
VP9-Profile2
4x HDMI / 3x USB
WiFi (ac standard)

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Additionally, Sony will also be introducing the Sony Bravia WF6 and RF4 ranges to their 2018 low-end lineup. These latter models will be Full HD models without Android TV. However, the WF6 will come with Netflix and YouTube apps. The Sony Bravia XF80, XF75, WF6 and RF4 will launch in Europe starting from March. Sony hasn’t given any information yet about its availability in the US.

 

 


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