Understanding models numbers on a Samsung TV

Two different Samsung TV models next to each other

To the average person, a TV’s model number probably looks like gibberish. However, all of the numbers and letters in the model code have a special meaning that helps manufacturers and retail stores identify the specific type of TV. Understanding how Samsung TV model numbers work can help you learn more about your own TV or other models you may be interested in.

Find your TV's model number

Before you can fully understand your Samsung TV's model number, you need to find out what the number is. On older TVs, you can find it by looking at the back of the TV. However, on newer models, you can look it up in the TV's settings menu.

  1. Use your TV's remote to navigate to Settings (All Settings).

  2. Select Support and then select About TV (About this TV/Projector).

  3. The model number or code and serial number will be displayed on this page.

Once you've got the model number, you can find out more about your TV. Look up the specifications on the Samsung Support page or download your TV's user manual.

A list of detailed information about a Samsung TV

Example TV model number breakdown

Here's an example of a recent model number for the 65" Class Q800T QLED 8K UHD HDR Smart TV (2020). We’ve broken down what the different letters and numbers represent in the model code, so you can get a better understanding of what it all means.

We’ll use this example: QN65Q800TAFXZA

  • Q = QLED

  • N = North America

  • 65 = Screen size in inches

  • Q800T = The specific model name

  • A = First generation

  • F = ATSC tuner type (USA, Canada)

  • X = Design code

  • ZA = Made for USA

Samsung TV model code explanation

Decipher your TV’s model number (2008 and later)

We already gave an example of one TV model code, but we know there are all kinds of different TVs out there with various model numbers. Please use this guide to help figure out what your TV’s specific model number stands for.

  1. The first letter's meaning: The type of TV. 
    Example: QN65Q800TAFXZA

    • Q = QLED

    • U = LED

    • P = Plasma

    • L = LCD

    • H = DLP

    • K = OLED

  2. The second letter's meaning: Where the TV will be sold.
    Example: QN65Q800TAFXZA

    • N = North America

    • E = Europe

    • A = Asia

  3. The first number listed: The size of the TV in inches. For example, a screen may be 55 inches or 65 inches.

    Example: QN65Q800TAFXZA

  4. The next part refers to the specific model.
    Example: QN65Q800TAFXZA
     

    LS (Lifestyle TV)

    • LS03B = The Frame 2022

    • LS03A = The Frame 2021

    • LST9T = The Terrace 2021

    • LST7T = The Terrace 2020

    • LS05T = The Sero 2020

    • LS03T = The Frame 2020

    • LS01T = The Serif 2020

    • LS01R = Serif TV 2019

    • LS03R = The Frame 2019

    • LS03N = The Frame 2018

    • LS003 = The Frame 2017

    • LS001 = Serif TV 2015

    OLED

    • S**B = 2022 4K OLED

    Q (QLED)

    • QN***B = 2022 8K Neo QLED

    • QN**B = 2022 4K Neo QLED

    • Q**B = 2022 4K QLED

    • QN***A = 2021 8K Neo QLED

    • QN**A = 2021 4K Neo QLED

    • Q**A = 2021 4K QLED

    • Q***T  = 2020 8K QLED

    • Q**T = 2020 UHD QLED

    • Q950R = 2019 8K QLED

    • Q**R  = 2019 UHD QLED

    • Q900R = 2018 8K QLED

    • Q9FN = 2018 Back Lit UHD QLED

    • Q8DN = 2018 Back Lit Flat UHD QLED

    • Q*CN = 2018 Edge Lit Curved UHD QLED

    • Q*FN = 2018 Edge Lit Flat UHD QLED

    • Q*CAM = 2017 Curved QLED

    • Q*FAM = 2017 Flat QLED


    • * numerical value


    Full HD, UHD & S-UHD

    • AU = 2021 UHD

    • TU = 2020 UHD

    • T = 2020 FHD

    • RU  = 2019 UHD

    • R = 2019 FHD

    • NU  = 2018 UHD

    • N = 2018 FHD

    • MU = 2017 UHD

    • M = 2017 HD

    • KS = 2016 SUHD

    • KU = 2016 UHD

    • K = 2016 FHD


    Full HD, UHD & S-UHD (Cont.)

    • 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

    • A = 2008

  5. The next letter in the sequence: The release code or generation of the TV.
    Example: QN65Q800TAFXZA

    • A = First generation

    • B = Second generation

  6. The next letter in the sequence after the release code: The type of tuner on the TV.
    Example: QN65Q800TAFXZA

    • F = ATSC / QAM (USA, Canada)

    • U = DVB (Europe)

    • G = ISDB-T (Latin America)

    • T = 2 x DVB

  7. The next letter in the sequence after the tuner type: The design code, which is usually X.
    Example: QN65Q800TAFXZA

     

  8. The final set of letters in the sequence: The country code for the TV.
    Example: QN65Q800TAFXZA

    • ZA = USA

    • RU = Russia

    • UA = Ukraine

    • ZC = Chile

    • XU = Europe/UK

    • XY = Australia 

Decipher your TV’s model number (2007 and earlier)

If you have an older TV, don’t worry – we have information about older model numbers too. They look pretty different from newer model codes, so make sure to check out this guide to familiarize yourself with how they work. We'll use this model number as an example: LN-T2342HX/XA.

  1. The meaning of the first two letters: Tells you the type of TV.
    Example: LN-T2342HX/XA

    • FP or HP = Plasma

    • LN = LCD

    • HL = DLP

    • TX = CRT

  2. The first letter after the dash: The TV’s model year.
    Example: LN-T2342HX/XA

    • T = 2007

    • S = 2006

    • R = 2005

    • P = 2004

    • N = 2003

    • M = 2002

  3. The first set of numbers: The size of the TV’s screen in inches. For example, a screen may be 23 inches.
    Example: LN-T2342HX/XA
     

  4. The second set of numbers: The series the TV belongs to.
    Example: LN-T2342HX/XA

     

  5. The next letter in the sequence: The resolution of the TV’s screen.
    Example: LN-T2342HX/XA

    • F = Full HD

    • H = High definition

  6. The next letter in the sequence after the resolution: The design code, which is usually X.
    Example: LN-T2342HX/XA
     

  7. Final set of letters: Manufacturing information.
    Example: LN-T2342HX/XA

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