Sony announced today when the new Bravia XR A80J will be available in Germany. The first models of the OLED series will start on March 22, 2021!
Sony recently announced the availability of the even higher Bravia XR A90J. Now it’s the turn of the A80J. They also rely on the Cognitive Processor XR. The process is supposed to recognize where the focus point is in the image, on which the viewer will usually concentrate. As a result, the overall image quality can be optimized, according to the Japanese. They also want to optimize the sound in a similar way.
The Bravia Core streaming service is also preinstalled ex works on the new Sony Bravia XR A90J. It gives buyers free access to an exclusive streaming offer from Sony for a limited time. There is also IMAX enhanced content, with which the new A80J is compatible. Sony promises bit rates of up to 80 Mbit / s for Bravia Core.
Unfortunately, that’s such a thing with the A80J’s gaming capabilities. Although it is capable of 4K at 120 Hz ex works, Sony wants to submit ALLM and VRR only via an update. A more precise assessment is only worthwhile if the new firmware is really available and works perfectly. Sony uses Google TV as the surface of the OLEDs. This guarantees access to the Google Assistant. Apps can be obtained from the Play Store.
Availability of the Sony Bravia XR A80J
Sony has now confirmed when you will get the Bravia XR A80J in stores:
- XR-55A80J (55 in / 139 cm) – March 22, 2021
- XR-65A80J (65 in / 164 cm) – March 22, 2021
- XR-77A80J (77 in / 195 cm) – March 29, 2021
In addition, the Japanese also mentioned the availability of the entry-level LCDs of the X80J / X81J series:
- KD-75X81J (75 inches / 189 cm) € 1,649 March 8, 2021
- KD-65X80J (65 inches / 164 cm) – March 12, 2021
- KD-55X80J (55 in / 139 cm) – March 12, 2021
- KD-50X80J (50 in / 126 cm) – March 29, 2021
- KD-43X80J (43 in / 108 cm) – March 29, 2021
It should of course also be mentioned that the new AJ80 not only support HDR10 but also Dolby Vision and have Netflix Calibrated Mode on board. They are also provided with HDMI 2.1 and eARC. They also get along with Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.