Organic Light Emitting Diode display technology delivers the best image quality we've ever tested, and 2017'smatched its competitors from LG in our testing. The new version's biggest change is a design that's not quite as daring.
While the 2017 A1E was essentially stand-free, supported by a big kickstand with a built-in, the new A8F series has the standard foot stand support and sits straight up. Sony didn't announce pricing but I'm guessing that the more standard design leads to a lower price point than the A1E, which will remain on sale in 2018.
The A8F keeps the Acoustic Surface speaker design, where the screen itself actually produces sound. It also supports both Dolby Vision and HDR10 high dynamic range formats, although the former will appear as a software update after launch. Sony also talks up its X-Reality pro processing, said to improve image quality regardless of source, although it's the same as the A1E.
And like its predecessor, the A8F builds in the Android TV operating system, complete with available by talking into the remote. It's also .
As mentioned before and as usual at CES, pricing and availability were not announced.
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