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Samsung's 2015 TV line-up - full overview

06 Apr 2015 | Rasmus Larsen |

This year, Samsung will release more Ultra HD TVs than ever before and the company will call its high-end models S’UHD to signal that TVs are moving beyond just resolution. Most of the new TVs are curved and Samsung is changing its Smart TV platform yet again to one running Tizen. FlatpanelsHD brings you a full overview of Samsung’s 2015 line-up.

Updated 10.10.2015: JS8000 and JU6870 added to the overview
Updated 21.07.2015: New affordable JS7000 SUHD model added to overview
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Samsung’s 2015 TV line-up

Plasma is gone and Samsung’s plans for OLED TVs are still on hold, so in the meantime Samsung is taking the first step into "better pixels"; the parts of the Ultra HD standard that go beyond higher resolution. Samsung is calling it S’UHD. The S does not really stand for anything, but the company is promising amazing picture quality.

S’UHD combines 4K – or Ultra HD – resolution with a wider color gamut very close to DCI-P3, which is used in movie theatres. This means that the TVs are capable of reproducing some of those colors that the standard HD (Rec.709) gamut cannot. The human eye can see far more colors that what is possible on traditional TVs, so this is an important step forward. The flagship JS9500 adds yet another component to the mix; HDR (high dynamic range) for much brighter whites and deeper blacks.

Samsung 2015 TV

The future of TVs literally looks bright. However, it is important to understand that you will only be able to benefit from the wider color gamut (WCG) and HDR if the movie industry starts releasing movies that conform to these standards. Samsung tells us that the company is working with Hollywood to make it possible, and Netflix is promising HDR later this year, but right now there are no movies available on the consumer market. We recently had a chance to see clips from Life of Pi in HDR and WCG, and it looked amazing.

The flagship JS9500 adds yet another component to the mix; HDR (high dynamic range)


Samsung will release a range of affordable TVs, too, that are called just Ultra HD TVs. This year, Ultra HD will start in the 6 series, which will offer many different design variants. There are also new 7 and 8 series Ultra HD TVs. Most of them are curved, but there is still a chance to grab a flat one if you want it.

And if you can afford it, Samsung even has an 88-inch TV in the extra wide 21:9 aspect ratio, designed by Yves Behar. It is called S9W.

Full HD is on its way out and it is clear that Samsung believes Ultra HD is the future. Ultra HD TVs will be available in sizes from 40 to 88 inch sizes, but there will be no large-size Full HD TVs this year. Full HD is available in the 4, 5, and 6 series TVs but none of them will feature the advanced new picture systems of the Ultra HD TVs.

The other big change for Samsung in 2015 is Tizen. You might have heard of Tizen if you are following Samsung’s efforts in smartphones, but Tizen is also designed for other products. In fact, Tizen is Samsung’s idea of a cross-device operating system that will be used to power all devices from kitchen appliances to mobile devices. And now Tizen is coming to TVs.

Samsung 2015 TV line-up


All of Samsung’s new Ultra HD TVs will run Tizen
This also means that Samsung will not support Google in its efforts to make Android TV the future of TV, despite its success with Android phones. It might seem like a strange choice for the world largest manufacturer of Android devices, but it is not unexpected. Samsung wants more control over the operating system and ecosystem, and the South Korean company thinks that Tizen is the answer.

Tizen offers a completely revamped user interface with a small app launcher that pops up from the bottom of the screen. It is based on a new open source framework for building apps that is easier and faster, so Samsung is encouraging app developers to get onboard. Can Samsung finally make the Smart TV work in its third try? Time will tell.

All of Samsung’s new Ultra HD TVs will run Tizen, and most of the new Full HD TVs will too, but 2014 and 2013 TVs are stuck on the old platform. Samsung will offer a so-called "Full" One Connect Evolution for the high-end 9 seres TVs that you can buy to upgrade your TV if it has the Evolution port. The "Mini" One Connect can not be upgraded in the coming years.




Tizen will offer apps from the usual suspects, including Netflix, YouTube, HBO Go, Vudu, BBC iPlayer, Plex, and Amazon Instant, but apps will have to be updated for the new platform so some apps from the old TVs might be missing at launch. PlayStation Now – Sony’s game streaming service – is also coming to Samsung’s new TVs.

4K streaming is available from Netflix and Amazon Instant as all of Samsung’s TVs with Tizen support HEVC. Samsung has even added support for VP9 decoding, which means that you can experience YouTube in 4K for the first time on your TV. There is already lots of 4K content available to stream on YouTube.

Many of Samsung’s TVs will offer support for the multi-room system that Samsung started rolling out last year. In essence it allows you to connect speakers wirelessly to the TV. The speakers obviously still need a power cord but wireless audio makes it easier to set up surround systems in your living room without the hassle. Look for Samsung’s "WAM" speakers if you want to learn more.

Samsung 2015 TV line-up


Some of Samsung’s European TVs will implement twin tuner capabilities to let you record one show while watching another. You just need to buy and connect a USB hard drive to one of the USB ports on the back side of the TV. You can also pause live broadcasts and schedule future recordings, even when the TV is off.

As always, there are lots of buzzwords on the specifications list, including inflated Hz numbers. "Peak Illuminator" is Samsung’s way of saying that a TV can reproduce higher brightness levels, but only the "Ultimate" variant has full HDR (high dynamic range) support. "Precision Black" is a local dimming system for deeper blacks, but only the "Pro" variant is full-array local dimming. Samsung is using quantum dots to increase the color gamut in its S’UHD TVs, but the company prefers calling it "Nano crystals".

Like all other TV manufacturers, Samsung has more or less forgot about 3D. In fact, Samsung is not even talking about 3D and is no longer highlighting 3D in its specifications list. To be clear; 3D is still integrated in some of the TVs but the industry is not really focusing on it any longer. It is probably worth pointing out that no 4K 3D standard exists yet and not even the upcoming Ultra HD Blu-ray standard will support 3D in resolutions higher than HD.

Samsungs 2015 skærme

Samsung’s 2015 TVs will start shipping in the US and Europe over the next couple of weeks. This overview will be updated as we get more information.


Samsung JS9500

Samsung JS9500 (4K)

JS9500 is Samsung’s flagship TV for 2015. It has Ultra HD resolution, full support for HDR (high dynamic range) and an expanding color gamut. This is phase 2 of the Ultra HD standard and Samsung internally refers to it as "the whole nine yards".

  • Curved
  • 4K Ultra HD (S’UHD)
  • Full HDR support
  • Peak Illuminator Ultimate (full local dimming)
  • UHD Dimming
  • Nano crystal (Quantum dots)
  • Smart TV (Tizen)
  • Twin tuner (Europe only)
  • HEVC
  • VP9
  • One Connect Evolution Kit
  • "Premium" Smart Control remote

    US prices
  • 65" Samsung UN65JS9500
  • 78" Samsung UN78JS9500
  • 88" Samsung UN88JS9500

    EU prices
  • 65" Samsung UE65JS9500
  • 78" Samsung UE78JS9500
  • 88" Samsung UE88JS9500


  • Samsung JS9000

    Samsung JS9000 (4K)

    JS9000 is another member of the S’UHD line-up, meaning that it will also be able to reproduce a wider color gamut. It does have HDR support (with edge LEDl), but still offers all of the same features, including the new Tizen TV platform.

  • Curved
  • 4K Ultra HD (S’UHD)
  • Limited HDR support
  • Peak Illuminator Pro
  • UHD Dimming
  • Nano crystal (Quantum dots)
  • Smart TV (Tizen)
  • Twin tuner (Europe only)
  • HEVC
  • VP9
  • One Connect Evolution Kit
  • "Premium" Smart Control remote

    US prices
  • 48" Samsung UN48JS9000
  • 55" Samsung UN55JS9000
  • 65" Samsung UN65JS9000

    EU prices
  • 48" Samsung UE48JS9000
  • 55" Samsung UE55JS9000
  • 65" Samsung UE65JS9000


  • Samsung JS8500

    Samsung JS8500 (4K)

    JS8500 is the last member of the S’UHD family and it too will be able to reproduce more colors. It is more or less the same TV as JS9000, but not as slim and elegant.

  • Flat (in the US) / curved (in Europe)
  • 4K Ultra HD (S’UHD)
  • Limited HDR support
  • Peak Illuminator Pro
  • UHD Dimming
  • Nano crystal (Quantum dots)
  • Smart TV (Tizen)
  • Twin tuner (Europe only)
  • HEVC
  • VP9
  • "Premium" Smart Control remote

    US prices
  • 48" Samsung UN48JS8500
  • 55" Samsung UN55JS8500
  • 65" Samsung UN65JS8500

    EU prices
  • 48" Samsung UE48JS8500
  • 55" Samsung UE55JS8500
  • 65" Samsung UE65JS8500


  • Samsung JS8000

    Samsung JS8000 (4K)

    JS8000 is Samsung's first flat SUHD model for Europe. It uses the same quantum dot technology as the other SUHD TVs to extend the color gamut. It also has limited HDR support.

  • Flat
  • 4K Ultra HD (S’UHD)
  • Limited HDR support
  • Peak Illuminator Pro
  • UHD Dimming
  • Nano crystal (Quantum dots)
  • Smart TV (Tizen)
  • Twin tuner
  • HEVC
  • VP9
  • "Premium" Smart Control remote

    USA: No

    EU prices
  • 55" Samsung UE55JS8000


  • Samsung JS7000

    Samsung JS7000 (4K)

    Samsung has added a new affordable JS7000 model to its line-up of SUHD TVs. It still supports the HDR format but obviously not in full since it has no local dimming.

  • Flat
  • 4K Ultra HD (S’UHD)
  • Limited HDR support
  • UHD Dimming
  • Nano crystal (Quantum dots)
  • Smart TV (Tizen)
  • HEVC
  • VP9

    US prices
  • 50” Samsung UN55JS7000
  • 55” Samsung UN55JS7000
  • 60” Samsung UN60JS7000

    Europe: No


  • Samsung JU7500

    Samsung JU7500 (4K)

    JU7500 is no longer part of S’UHD but still a very capable Ultra HD TV with many of the same picture quality characteristics that defined last year’s high-end TVs. It is still curved.

  • Curved
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Peak Illuminator
  • UHD Dimming
  • Smart TV (Tizen)
  • Twin tuner (Europe only)
  • HEVC
  • VP9
  • "Premium" Smart Control remote

    US prices
  • 48" Samsung UN48JU7500
  • 55" Samsung UN55JU7500
  • 65" Samsung UN65JU7500
  • 78" Samsung UN78JU7500

    EU prices
  • 48" Samsung UE48JU7500
  • 55" Samsung UE55JU7500
  • 65" Samsung UE65JU7500
  • 78" Samsung UE78JU7500


  • Samsung JU7000

    Samsung JU7000 / JU7100 (4K)

    JU7100 (in the US) and JU7000 (in Europe) are flat Ultra HD TVs, and it could be big sellers for 2015. This model will be available in a range of sizes from 40 to 85 inches with Smart TV. It is also Evolution Kit ready.

  • Flat
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Peak Illuminator
  • UHD Dimming
  • Smart TV (Tizen)
  • Twin tuner (Europe only)
  • HEVC
  • VP9
  • Smart Control remote

    US prices
  • 40" Samsung UN40JU7100
  • 50" Samsung UN50JU7100
  • 55" Samsung UN55JU7100
  • 60" Samsung UN60JU7100
  • 65" Samsung UN65JU7100
  • 75" Samsung UN75JU7100

    EU prices
  • 40" Samsung UE40JU7000
  • 48" Samsung UE48JU7000
  • 55" Samsung UE55JU7000
  • 65" Samsung UE65JU7000
  • 75" Samsung UE75JU7000
  • 85" Samsung UE85JU7000


  • Samsung JU6800

    Samsung JU6800 (4K)

    Samsung added a new TV in autumn 2015 called JU6800. It has the same quantum dot technology as the SUHD TVs. So why is it not part of that line-up= No 10-bit panel and no Peak Illuminator, says Samsung.

  • Curved
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • UHD Dimming
  • Limited HDR
  • Nano crystal (Quantum dots)
  • Smart TV (Tizen)
  • HEVC
  • VP9

    EU prices
  • 55" Samsung UE55JU6800


  • Samsung JU6700

    Samsung JU6700 (4K)

    With JU6700 we are taking the step down into the 6 series. Last year, only one 6 series TV offered Ultra HD, but this year Samsung will have lots of affordable Ultra HD TVs.

  • Curved
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • UHD Dimming
  • Smart TV (Tizen)
  • HEVC
  • VP9
  • Smart Control remote

    US prices
  • 40" Samsung UN40JU6700
  • 48" Samsung UN48JU6700
  • 55" Samsung UN55JU6700
  • 65" Samsung UN65JU6700

    Europe: No


  • Samsung JU6600

    Samsung JU6600 (4K)

    One more Ultra HD TV in the 6 series. In essence, this is a design variant – like most 6 series TVs.

  • Curved
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • UHD Dimming
  • Smart TV (Tizen)
  • HEVC
  • VP9
  • Smart Control remote

    US: No

    EU prices
  • 40" Samsung UE40JU6600
  • 48" Samsung UE48JU6600
  • 55" Samsung UE55JU6600


  • Samsung JU6500

    Samsung JU6500 (4K)

    JU600 will be available in several different design variants such as a white JU6510 and a black JU6570.

  • Flat (in the US) / Curved (in Europe)
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Micro Dimming Pro
  • Smart TV (Tizen)
  • HEVC
  • VP9
  • Smart Control remote

    US prices
  • 40" Samsung UN40JU6500
  • 48" Samsung UN48JU6500
  • 50" Samsung UN50JU6500
  • 55" Samsung UN55JU6500
  • 60" Samsung UN60JU6500
  • 65" Samsung UN65JU6500
  • 75" Samsung UN75JU6500

    EU prices
  • 40" Samsung UE40JU6500
  • 48" Samsung UE48JU6500
  • 55" Samsung UE55JU6500
  • 65" Samsung UE65JU6500


  • Samsung JU6400

    Samsung JU6400 (4K)

    More 6 series Ultra HD TVs. Several variants will exist in the JU64xx series but all of them have a flat LCD panel in common.

  • Flat
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Micro Dimming Pro
  • Smart TV (Tizen)
  • HEVC
  • VP9

    US: No

    EU prices
  • 40" Samsung UE40JU6400
  • 48" Samsung UE48JU6400
  • 50" Samsung UE50JU6400
  • 55" Samsung UE55JU6400
  • 60" Samsung UE60JU6400
  • 65" Samsung UE65JU6400
  • 75" Samsung UE75JU6400


  • Samsung J6300

    Samsung J6300

    With J6300 we are entering Full HD territory but J6300 still offer the new Tizen platform. Still, Full HD is on the way out, if you ask Samsung.

  • Curved
  • Full HD
  • Micro Dimming Pro
  • Smart TV (Tizen)

    US: No

    EU prices
  • 32" Samsung UE32J6300
  • 40" Samsung UE40J6300
  • 48" Samsung UE48J6300
  • 55" Samsung UE55J6300


  • Samsung J6200

    Samsung J6200

    The J6200 is more or less a flat variant of the J6300.

  • Flat
  • Full HD
  • Micro Dimming Pro
  • Smart TV (Tizen)

    US: No

    EU prices
  • 32" Samsung UE32J6200
  • 40" Samsung UE40J6200
  • 48" Samsung UE48J6200
  • 50" Samsung UE50J6200
  • 55" Samsung UE55J6200
  • 60" Samsung UE60J6200


  • Samsung J5500

    Samsung J5500

    Aaaand then we have the first 5 series TV called J5500. A white version will be sold in some regions called J5510.

  • Flat
  • Full HD
  • Micro Dimming Pro
  • Smart TV (Tizen)

    US: Not confirmed

    EU prices
  • 32" Samsung UE32J5500
  • 43" Samsung UE43J5500
  • 48" Samsung UE48J5500
  • 50" Samsung UE50J5500
  • 55" Samsung UE55J5500


  • Samsung J5100 & J4100

    Lastly, we have the J5100 and J4100 low-end models. These are just basic TVs without Smart TV and without advanced picture systems.

  • Flat
  • Full HD




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