TCL Unveils New 98-Inch 4K TV at an Affordable Price Point

TCL, a leading consumer electronics brand, has announced the launch of its latest 98-inch 4K TV – the S Class S5 (98S550G).

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The 98S550G joins TCL’s existing lineup of extra-large TVs including the 98-inch Class XL 4K QLED TV (98R754) and the 98-inch Q Class mini-LED 4K TV (98QM850G). Despite not being a QLED display, the new 98S550G packs many high-end features at a relatively affordable price point.

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98-inch 4K TV – the S Class S5 (98S550G)

Key Features

Some of the key features of the 98S550G include:


  • 120Hz native panel refresh rate
  • Motion rate 480 with MEMC frame insertion
  • Wide color gamut
  • Supports Dolby Vision IQ, HDR10+, HDR10, and HLG HDR formats


  • Built-in stereo speakers (10W each) and a subwoofer (20W)
  • Dolby Atmos and DTS Virtual:X support

Smart Features

  • Runs on Google TV platform
  • Hands-free voice control with far-field mics
  • Built-in Chromecast
  • Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Dual-band 802.11ac WiFi


  • Auto low-latency mode (ALLM)
  • Variable refresh rate (VRR) up to 240Hz


  • 4 HDMI inputs (1 with ARC/eARC support)

How it Compares to Other Extra-Large TCL TVs

The 98S550G goes toe-to-toe with TCL’s other extra-large TV models in terms of features and price.

Compared to the 98-inch XL 4K QLED TV, the S550G lacks quantum dot technology for enhanced color accuracy. However, it offers Dolby Vision IQ, DTS Virtual:X, and faster 240Hz VRR support which might appeal more to gamers.

The 98QM850G mini-LED 4K TV retains an advantage with its mini-LED backlighting and quantum dots. But it costs more than double the price of the 98S550G.

Overall, the 98S550G seems to strike a great balance between price and premium features compared to TCL’s other extra-large offerings. Its launch provides an affordable option for customers looking to go really big on their next TV purchase.

Availability and Promotions

As part of a promotion, TCL is offering $200 off NFL Sunday Ticket for YouTube and YouTube TV with the purchase of this TV before September 19. This offer seems targeted at football fans who want a theater-like experience at home.

The 98S550G will likely be a compelling option for customers who want an immersive big-screen 4K TV on a budget. Its feature set and aggressive pricing makes it stand out from comparable offerings from other brands like Samsung and Sony that can cost thousands more.

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