Samsung TV models number 2002-2020 lookup, decode explained LED, QLED, LifeStyle

Model Number QLED Samsung
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TV Samsung Model Number Explained

What do Samsung TV model numbers really mean? Let’s see how Samsung assigns model numbers to its TVs. There are differences in the form of model numbers for QLED, Crystal and conventional TVs, and another principle of model number formation has special series The Frame, The Serif TVs from the LifeStyle range. Separate segment, commercial TVs.

The designation of model numbers of TVs has changed over time, until 2008 there was a designation of old Samsung TVs. In 2008, a new TV model numbering principle was introduced. The marking is also periodically updated due to the appearance of conceptually new TVs on the market. But the basic information in the model number has not changed fundamentally since 2008.

Samsung model number 2008-2020 what does the model number mean

What does Samsung TV model number mean? – It is the manufacturer’s code assigned to the TV, which is used to identify the TV. The model number contains information about which region the TV was produced for, in which year the TV model was developed and sales began, the screen type, the model number and the type of digital tuners. And also which series the TV set belongs to.

History of changes in Samsung TV model numbers

  • 2002-2007 – designation of Samsung TV model number by the principle of division into type, flat TFT, plasma, kinescope.
  • 2008 – introduction of a new type of designation of TV model number. The TV model number has information about the year of development, type of digital tuners, design.
  • 2017-2018 – a new designation for QLED TVs has been introduced.
  • 2018 – a new designation for special series TVs of The Frame type from the LifeStyle line has been introduced.
  • 2019 – Change of TV model number in connection with the beginning of production of TV sets with 8K screens.

Commercial televisions, televisions for hospitals, televisions for hotels, have a completely different principle of assigning the model number. But since they occupy a rather small segment in comparison with TVs for consumers, we will not consider them yet.

New model numbers, Samsung TVs 2017-2020 Full HD, UHD

In 2017-2018, the model number of the TV changed a little. The designation of the model number is unified and performed similarly to the designation of the model number of the QLED TV. Samsung installs a full set of tuners in TVs (depending on the standards adopted in the country). In connection with these, there is no need to identify the type of tuners installed.

Identification of Samsung TVs by model number, explanation 2018-2020
Identification of Samsung TVs by model number, explanation 2018-2020

Old Model Numbers, Samsung TVs 2008 – 2016 Full HD, UHD

Until 2017, LED TVs (Full HD and UHD) indicated which digital tuners were installed on the TV. There was also a division into the type of installed matrix and screen resolution. Since Samsung currently installs only two types of LED and QLED matrices in TVs and a full set of tuners, this marking is no longer used.

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Let’s look at what the model number of the Samsung LED TV means and what technical parameters of the TV are reflected in the model number, for example, the 2020 model UN43TU8000FXZA

Decoding example of TV model number UN43TU8000FXZA Samsung

Where are Samsung TVs made

Make no mistake the first letters in the model number mean the region for which the TV was made, and not the country in which the TV was assembled.

  • U – the symbol of the company’s product (TV), each Samsung product is assigned an individual letter. For Germany, televisions have the first letter G
  • E – the region for which the TV was released on a global scale without reference to a specific country, in this case
  • E – Europe
  • N – America, Korea, in 2018 for Korea changed to letter Q
  • A – Australia, Oceania, Asia, Africa, Eastern Countries
  • Q – only for Germany and Korea, QLED TV
  • 43 – screen size in inches, diagonally.

You can find out where the Samsung TV is made from the serial number. Or learn from the sticker, it is located behind the TV.

Samsung assembles TVs in the following countries.

Where are Samsung TVs manufactured? – Samsung TVs for the USA, Canada, Mexico and other countries of America are assembled in Mexico. Europe Samsung TV assembly plants are located in Slovenia, Hungary, Romania, televisions for Europe, the Middle East are produced in these countries. For Russia and the countries of the former USSR, TVs are produced in Russia. For Asia, Africa, Oceania, television sets are manufactured in Malaysia, Korea (production ceased in 2018), and China.

You can also familiarize yourself with the decoding of the serial number of Samsung TVs in the article: Decode Samsung TV serial number 2001-2019 and how to find samsung tv model number

What was the labeling of televisions until 2008, you can learn from the section at the end of the article: Identification of old Samsung TV model numbers for 2002-2007

How do i tell what year my Samsung TV is

What year was my samsung tv made? You can recognize it by the letter that is in the model number after the diagonal size of the TV.

  • T – the year the TV went on sale or the year of development, but more correctly the year of T-2020 sales start.
    • T – 2020
    • R – 2019
    • N – 2018
    • M – 2017
    • K – 2016
    • J – 2015
    • H – 2014
    • F – 2013
    • E – 2012
    • D – 2011
    • С – 2010
    • B – 2009
    • A – 2008
  • U – the TV has a screen with UHD resolution
  • 8 – TV series
  • 5 – TV model, as a rule, the larger the number, the more functional the TV has
  • 00 – TV design

What does FXZA mean on Samsung TV

  • F – The type of digital tuner, depending on which standard is adopted in a particular country.
    • F – ATSC/QAM standard US, Canada, Mexico
    • U, K, T – DVB standard Europe
    • G – Latin America
  • X – Design
  • ZA – region (country) for which the TV was made. ZA-US

Samsung TV model numbers identification QLED 2017-2020

Model number TV QLED Samsung 2019-2020 explained

Since 2019, Samsung has changed the labeling of QLED TVs, this is done to bring the LED and QLED TVs to the same standard. If we compare how QLED TVs are designated, we can note the addition of the generation model identifier of the TV model to the model number. In practice, it is rarely used, but it happens especially in transitional TV models. Also added one character for 8K resolution TVs

Samsung QLED TV Model Number 2019-2020 Explained
Samsung QLED TV Model Number 2019-2020 Explained

An example of decoding the model number of a Samsung TV on quantum dots in 2019 QN65Q900RBFXZA

  • QN65Q – everything is clear here, this is the type of TVs on quantum dots. 65 is the diagonal size, Q once again it is specified that the TV with a screen on quantum dots.
    • Q – TV with a screen made using quantum dot technology.
    • N – Designed for the Americas
    • 65 – screen size in inches
    • Q – Quantum Dot TV.

Changes from previous QLED TVs

  • The model number can be indicated by two or three digits, 900, there were modifications of televisions in the series. In Europe, the Q90R and Q95R TVs are assembled. In other series, modifications also appeared. For TVs with a resolution of 8K, three digits are highlighted. This distinguishes the marking of televisions with a resolution of 4K and 8K.
  • Screen type designation, curved or flat, no longer applies. Perhaps Samsung will soon abandon the production of curved TVs.
  • R – as for other TV models, means the year of development 2019.
    • R – 2019
    • T – 2020
  • A, B – two letters from 2019 mean the generation of the TV. For example, in the 900 series,
    • A – the first generation of TVs did not have HDMI 2.1 ports
    • B – HDMI ports of standard 2.1 are added and the remote control is replaced with the 2019 model.
    • S – Special TV Series
  • F-type digital tuner
    • F – ATSC / QAM (USA, Canada)
    • U – DVB (Europe)
    • G – ISDB-T (Latin America)
    • T – 2 x DVB
  • X – TV design change
  • ZA – two letters indicate the country for which the television is made.

Model number TV QLED Samsung 2017-2018

Decoder model number QLED TV Samsung

  • Q – TV series
  • N – region for which the TV is produced
  • 65-screen size inches
  • Q7 – repetition of the series designation, purely for marketing reasons
  • C (F) -type TV curved or flat
  • N – year of the beginning of sales
  • A – type of applied backlight
  • FXZA – an alphabetic designation, it is possible to determine for which country the TV is made, the type of digital tuners.

Samsung TV Model Number The Frame, The Serif, The Terrace, The Sero Series

TVs with an unusual design or features Samsung has singled out LifeStyle as a separate category. In this series there are TVs in the form of a picture, on high legs, a TV with a swivel screen and a TV for terraces.

Samsung TV LifeStyle series, 2018-2020 decoding of model number
Samsung TV LifeStyle series, 2018-2020 decoding of model number

Initially, televisions had a slightly different marking, for example, in 2017, UE65LS003AUXRU, but in 2018 the marking was changed, a letter was added indicating the year of development of UE65LS03NAUXXU. The designation of model numbers of LifeStyle TVs corresponds to the designation of LED and QLED TVs. Only code added to indicate the LifeStyle (LS) series, as well as the type designation of the TV

  • 01 – The Serif
  • 03 – The Frame
  • 05 – The Sero
  • T7 – The Terrace

How to check Samsung TV model

Sometimes Samsung makes it possible on their sites to check the TV’s serial number. But given the large number of TVs produced and the need to constantly keep the database up to date, this possibility is available only for a while.

Therefore, we recommend checking the model number yourself. To do this, see what year your TV model. See the date of production of the TV. If the model of the TV for example, 2019 in the model number of the TV should be the letter R.
Televisions in 2019 are collected in the period from the second quarter of 2019 to the second quarter of 2020. (04/01/2019 – 04/01/2020) a slight deviation of the production date by several months is possible.

2020 Samsung TVs

In 2020, most Samsung TVs are equipped with new dual-backlit screens. One LED is white, the second is blue. This visually improves image quality. Samsung has paid much attention to sound quality. Invented new technologies that improve the perception of sound.

2019 Samsung TVs

2019 in the marking of Samsung TVs used a new letter R which indicates that this model of TV development in 2019. If the model number on the place of the letter designating the year of development of the model is the letter R (see above), this model of the 2019 TV. Also from the designation of the model number of TVs on quantum dots, they replaced the letter that indicated which TV was flat or curved. Instead of letters, numbers are used. Perhaps this is due to the start of production of TVs with a resolution of 8K. QN82Q60RAFXZA – TV with 4K screen resolution, QN75Q900RBFXZA – TV with 8K screen resolution. And in 2019 there will be an upgrade of the labeling of televisions on quantum dots.

2018 Samsung TVs

Samsung retained the usual labeling of TVs, the year the model was developed, was designated by the letter N, the rest did not change. As expected, the Super series disappeared, it was transformed into a QLED series. In TV sets, compared to 2017, processors in the top-end TV sets of 9 and 8 will be improved.

QLED televisions, also the letter N is added to indicate the year of development of the TV.

2017 Samsung TVs

2017, Samsung decided to display TVs with screens on quantum dots in a separate series of QLED. And most likely the previously used designation S will no longer be used in the designation of TV models since 2017. The TVs themselves remained the same as in previous years, and of course there is an improvement in the processors for speeding up the TV and faster response to the commands, improving the methods of connection. So invented One Connect allows you to reduce the number of cables to the TV. But in general, TVs are the same as in 2016

2016 Samsung TVs

In 2016, the labeling of TVs remained the same as in previous years, only the letter indicating the year of model development and the start of sales changed.

Example decoding old model Samsung TV 2014


  • U-LED lighting, LEDs are used.  Uxxxxxxxxxx
  • Eregion to which TV is made of E-Europe, for example, for the United States N designation, UExxxxxxxxx
  • 55- The figures for the first two letters, screen size in inches UE55xxxxxxx
  • Hyear TV H-2014. UE55Hxxxxxx
  • U-indicates that the TV set screen resolution 4К UHD UE55HUxxxxx
  • 9-TV series UE55HU9xxxx
  • 000-modification UE55HU9000x
  • T-indicates that some of the TV digital tuners 2 x DVB-T2 / C / S2 UE55HU9000T

Samsung TV model year codes

A 2008
B 2009
C 2010
D 2011
E 2012
F 2013
H 2014
J 2015
K 2016
М 2017
N 2018
R 2019
T 2020

In 2012, the last digit in TVs example UE55EH7000x indicated a tuner installed if the last digit is 0, then the set T tuner, if 7 is installed T2 tuner (2012.) Since 2013, the availability of digital tuners denoted differently, one or the other tuners denoted by the letters at the end of the marking UE55F6650AB Europe

  • 2014 in place of the presence of AB Tuner DVB-T2 / C / S2 were designated as AU
  • AW-DVB-T / C
  • AK-DVB-T2 / C
  • AB-DVB-T2 / C / S2
  • AT-2 x DVB-T2 / C / S2

In some European countries use a slightly different notation built-in digital tuners.

  • SZ indicates the presence of tuners -Tuner DVB-T2 / C / S2 x 2
  • SD – indicates the presence of tuners -Tuner DVB-T2 / C / S2
  • SS – DVB-T / C / S2
  • SL – indicates the presence of tuners 2 x DVB-T / C / S2

Old Samsung TV model numbers for 2002-2007

Until 2008, Samsung TVs had a different label. In it, the characters in the model number had the following meanings.

LN -T4671FX / XA

  • LN – Type designation of the TV.
    • FP or HP  – plazma
    • LN – LCD
    • HL – DLP
    • TX  – CRT
  • T – TV model year
    • T = 2007
    • S = 2006
    • R = 2005
    • P = 2004
    • N = 2003
    • М = 2002
  • 46 – TV screen size in inches diagonally.
  • 71 – tv series
  • F – resolution of the TV screen A – (Full HD, H -HD)
  • X – design
  • XA – sales region


  1. A 75″ Samsung at BestBuy has a model number QN75Q70TAFXZA. Costco has a similar model number QN75Q7DTASXZA. What is the difference between series ’70’ and ‘7D'(if any)?

    • The Q70DT is only available with 55.65.75 inch screens. And it differs in that it is installed on the stand. The Q70T has two legs on the sides of the TV. Because of the better stability, there are televisions with a larger screen size of 82, 85 inches.

  2. According to what I’ve read, my 2019 Samsung smart TV ought to be able to find PBS Passport, but I can’t find it. My Model Code is: QN49Q7ORAFXZA. Please advise. I want PBS Passport app badly.



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