Although CES at the start of January is a popular time to announce new technology, especially TVs, Philips has announced its 2022 range today. It includes new flagship OLED and Mini-LED models as well as an upgraded The One.
The range was unveiled at the TP Vision Live event with a keen focus on the new flagship OLED807 which comes in 48-77in sizes and promises picture and sound quality improvements to its highly regarded 2021 predecessor.
All sizes apart from the largest panel come with a new design featuring an arched T-bar swivel stand and a ‘zero bezel’ outside metal chassis.
Perhaps more important is the new 4K OLED-EX panel, which Philips says “replaces hydrogen-based compounds within its construction with more efficient and stable deuterium”. This results in 30% more brightness than a standard OLED panel.
The TV also comes with an improved 6th-gen P5 AI processor and better Ambilight. The firm says the picture on the OLED807 will adjust based on the ambient light, meanwhile the famous Ambilight now has finer colour detail and accuracy.
On this model, you get 4-sided Ambilight and the TV is packed with other tech including 4K at 120Hz, HDMI 2.1, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and new for 2022, Imax Enhanced. As well as the high refresh rate, gamers will also benefit from the new Game bar providing quick and easy access to useful settings.
On the sound side is a 70W 2.1 system with Dolby Atmos support. If you connect other speakers such as a subwoofer and rear satellites, the TVs speakers can be used as a centre channel.
It runs on Android TV 11. There is no pricing or release date information at the moment but it will aim to take on the
best TVs from the likes of Samsung, Sony and Panasonic.
The One 2022
After its introduction a few years ago in a bid to help consumers choose a TV in a busy and confusing market, sales of The One have tripled and there’s a new model for 2022.
For this year, The One (aka the 8807) comes in a range of sizes including 43-, 50-, 55-, 65- and 75in but a new larger 83in is the first for any Philips TV. Regardless of the size you pick, The One has a 120Hz display using an LCD panel and support for HLG, Dolby Vision and HDR10+.
You get a 5th-gen P5 processor, three-sided Ambilight and ‘super-slim silver bezels’ on those sides. It also features the Game bar from the OLED807 and shares specs such as HDMI 2.1 and Dolby Atmos, although with a less powerful 20W audio system.
Essentially what you’re getting is a similar, but lower quality version of the OLED flagship at a price more consumers will be able to afford. Again, there is no price or release date for The One 2022.
Also in the 2022 range for Philps are several TVs from 4K
Mini-LED, all the way down to HD televisions for those on a smaller budget. The firm also announced a new Fidelio wireless AV platform, as well as Bluetooth speakers and headphones.