Samsung TV Models Explained (Names & Numbers)

Why do Samsung TV models have ridiculous names with jumbled letters and numbers that make them hard to understand and compare? You’re not alone in your frustration, but thankfully there is method to the madness. Once you learn to decode the model names and numbers it will be easy to compare all of Samsung’s TVs.

The meaning of Samsung TV Model Numbers:

  • 1st letter identifies the screen technology (Q=QLED)
  • 2nd letter indicates geographical region (N=North America)
  • The next number is the screen size (82=82 inches)
  • After that is the Model Year and Series (Q60 = 2019 QLED)
  • The next letter(s) identify specific Design Features (ex: color)
  • The last few letters are for Manufacturing Details typically not helpful for consumers (ZA = assembled in the United States)

Example: Samsung QN82Q60RAFXZA
This is a QLED for North America with an 82-inch screen. It’s part of the Q60 Series (Q for QLED and 60 for lower specs).

List of Samsung TV Model Name Meanings:

  1. Screen Technology
    • Q = QLED
    • U = LED
    • K = OLED
    • P = Plasma
    • L = LCD
    • H = DLP
  2. Geographical Region
    • N = North America
    • E = Europe
    • A = Asia
  3. Screen Size
    • Exact Size in inches (65 = 65 inches)
  4. Model Year
    • Q = QLED 2019+
    • RU = 2019 UHD
    • S = 2018 “The Frame” and “The Serif”
    • NU = 2018 UHD
    • N = 2018 
    • MU = 2017 UHD
    • M = 2017 HD
    • KS = 2016 SUHD
    • KU =2016 UHD
    • K =2016 
    • L = 2015
    • H = 2014
    • HU = 2014 UHD
    • F = 2013
    • E = 2012
    • D = 2011
    • C = 2010
    • B = 2009
    • A = 2008
  5. Series
    • Exact specifications of each series will vary greatly and the Series is typically grouped with the model. Examples of the most popular series are listed below.
  6. Design Features
    • Varies too greatly by series to produce a full list
  7. Manufacturing Details
    • Varies too greatly by series to produce a full list

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