Sony and Samsung may be the first out of the gate with a new QD-OLED TV in 2022, but for Sony, OLED remains as important as ever. And this is obvious as this year, and they decided to expand their OLED lineup with three models available compared to last year’s two. And so, in our Sony A80K review, we will be testing the second-in-line OLED available and how it compares to the big boys across the competition.
The A80K is supposed to be a direct successor to the 2021 A80J, and while last year this was supposed to be the more affordable OLED available, with the release of the A75K this year, it seems that Sony has decided to mix things a bit more. In terms of specs, the A80K looks similar to the A80J, so it will be interesting to see if the two TVs perform the same.
A quick look at the specs reveals no obvious differences between the two releases. The Sony A80K uses a 100/120Hz OLED panel, comes with Cognitive Processor XR and Sony’s most advanced Acoustic Surface Audio+ system. Dolby Atmos, DTS and Dolby Vision support, two HDMI 2.1 ports with VRR out of the box. It is packed with the latest Google TV platform, including plenty of extras like Chromecast, Airplay 2 and Homekit, Bravia Core, voice control, Netflix calibrated mode, IMAX Enhanced, Calman Ready and Bravia Cam support.