In addition to competing with LG on the OLED front Sony is reminding its faithful customers it’s not giving up on LCD just yet. The new XF range will consist of three models XF80, XF85 and the flagship XF90. The XF90 will get the X1 Extreme 4K HDR processor plucked straight from the A8F and A1 OLED TVs. In addition it uses X-tended Dynamic Pro technology which adjust the backlighting on HDR and non-HDR content on the screen. Dobly Vision support won’t come right out of the box but as part of a firmware update later on in the summer. The XF90 TV series will be available in 49, 55, 65 and 75-inch variants.
The XF85 is a step down and comes with the non extreme version of the X1 processor but still promises a high quality image through object-based HDR remaster and super bit mapping 4K HDR technologies. This series will be available in 43, 49, 55, 65, 75 and 85-inch models if you really feel the need to go that big or small.
Last but not least the XF80 is only available in 3 sizes 43,49, and 55 inches. They get Sony’s X-Reality Pro which is also on the two higher models to provide clarity to any content HDR or not.
As you can expect Sony has stayed with Android TV so expect the same layout you know. They all will have Google Assistant, but as for what they’ll launch with we’re unsure at the moment but I would assume 7.0 and a quick update to 8.0 since they’ll be available later this year and pricing will be announced closer to launch.