What do Samsung TV model numbers actually mean? Why are they so long?

Samsung TV model numbers use codes to describe the TVs. Once familiar with the codes, you can learn a lot about a particular TV just from glancing at its model code.

 

Note that the below model codes refer to models sold in the UK. Please refer to your Samsung local website for information on model codes sold outside the UK.

 

Using model UE55F8000STXXU as an example we can see that:

U = LED

E = Produced for Europe

55 = Screen size (in inches)

F = Manufactured in 2013

80** = Series. This will differ depending on the features for that individual model. You can find out the specifications for a particular model by entering the model code into the search area on the Samsung website.

**00 = Design option e.g: 10 = White bezel

S – Twin Satellite Tuner fitted

T -  DVB-T/T2 Tuner fitted (UK HD
channels compatible)

X = Manufacturing information

X = Manufacturing information

U = Destination Country UK

 

If you have a UE55F8000STXXC instead of the UE55F8000STXXU used in the example the difference between the two models would be the second is designed for sale in Spain & may not be completely compatible with UK Broadcasting & Smart Applications 

 

See the charts below to see what the other codes mean.

Newer models (2008 and later)

TV Model Numbers

Example: UE55F8000STXXU

Meaning: 

U of UE55F8000STXXU

Q = QLED

U = LED

P = Plasma

L = LCD

H = DLP

K = OLED

E of UE55F8000STXXU

N = North America

E = Europe

A = Asia

55 of UE55F8000STXXU

Size in inches.

F of UE55F8000STXXU

Q = QLED 2017 onwards

RU = 2019 UHD

LS001 = Serif TV 2015

LS003 = The Frame 2017

LS03N = The Frame 2018

LS03R = The frame 2019

LS01R = Serif TV 2019

 

RU = 2019 UHD

R = 2019 FHD

NU = 2018 UHD

N = 2018 FHD

MU = 2017 UHD

M = 2017 HD

KS = 2016 SUHD

KU =2016 UHD

=2016 FHD

JS = 2015 SUHD

JU = 2015 UHD

J = 2015 FHD

H = 2014 FHD

HU = 2014 UHD

KE = 2013 OLED

F = 2013

E = 2012

D = 2011

C = 2010

B = 2009

= 2008

80 of UE55F80**STXXU

This number designates the series. The exact specifications of each series will differ by model but generally the higher the series, the higher the specifications on that model..

00 of UE55F8000STXXU

Feature or Design e.g. this might designate a different stand.

XXU of UE55F8000STXXU

Manufacturing information & Country destination.


Older models (2007 and earlier)

TV Model Numbers

Example: LN-T4681FX/XA 

Meaning: 

LN of LN-T4681FX/XA

FP or HP = Plasma

LN = LCD

HL = DLP

TX = CRT

T of LN-T4681FX/XA

Model year

T = 2007

S = 2006

R = 2005

P = 2004

N = 2003

M = 2002

46 of LN-T4681FX/XA

Size in inches

81 of LN-T4681FX/XA

Series

F of LN-T4681FX/XA

Resolution indicator (Full HD)

X of LN-T4681FX/XA

Feature or design indicator

/XA of LN-T4681FX/XA

Manufacturing information

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