Sony Has New 4K Android TVs On The Way – CES 2018

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Sony has new 4K Android TVs on the way as part of its new lineup of TVs which feature a range of different options including both OLED and LCD panels for the display type, as well as HDR support. Announced today during Sony’s CES 2018 press conference, the new models which will be headed towards consumers are the BRAVIA AF8, as well as the BRAVIA XF90, XF85, and XF80 series TVs, which are packed full of features that improve upon previous models.

The AF8 series TVs will be using the OLED technology for the panels while the XF series will be sticking to the LCD technology, though all the models will feature HDR and all models will come in varying display sizes to cater to the consumer’s personal tastes. The Sony BRAVIA AF8 will come in 65-inch and 55-inch models and feature Android TV as well  as Chromecast built-in, and will be compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, while coming powered by the 4K HDR X1 Processor Extreme. Sony notes that all of its 2018 TVs will be supported by Google Home, Amazon Echo, and its own smart speaker which is powered by Google Assistant as well.

The XF series TVs will come in a wider range of display sizes with the XF90 coming in 49-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, and 75-inch models, while the XF85 will start at 43-inches and go all the way up to 85-inch models. Lastly the XF80 series TVs will come in 43-inch, 49-inch, and 55-inch display sizes. All the models will use Sony’s 4K X-Reality PRO technology which is designed to help produce a better quality picture for the user, as well as Sony’s TRILUMINOS tech which is aimed at providing better color accuracy when viewing content. Sony hasn’t mentioned any details about a U.S.-based release for any of these TVs just yet so there’s no word on if they will actually launch in the U.S. It also hasn’t mentioned any pricing or launch dates for Europe which is where it plans to launch the TVs later this year at some point. That said, even though there is no mention of a U.S. launch right now that doesn’t mean Sony doesn’t plan to launch these TV models in the U.S., as it’s very possible it could choose to do so later on.