TCL debuts 115-inch Q89 Mini-LED to rival the best OLED TVs

Mike Wheatley

TCL continues to lead the trend towards bigger and brighter TVs with inclusion of a massive, 115-inch Mini-LED display in its 2024 U.S. lineup.


The company first showcased the enormous TCL QM89 Mini-LED TV behemoth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, and now it has come out with both a price tag and an availability date. It’s launching in the U.S. “soon” with a recommended retail price of a cool $26,000.

That may seem life a fairly hefty investment to make, but some folks may think it’s worthwhile if they’re determined to build a dedicated home theatre to rival the local cinema, especially as the best OLED TVs max out at just 97-inches.

So what goes into this enormous TV that makes it so valuable at that price? Well, TCL claims a whopping 5,000 nits peak brightness on the QM89 Mini-LED TV, with the panel offering an incredible 20,000 local dimming zones to enable superior control to overcome both glare and the darkest of scenes. Moreover, it includes TCL’s AiPQ Ultra, which is the company’s most advanced chipset, delivering industry-leading upscaling and motion handling features.

In addition, TCL has partnered with Onkyo to create a built-in 6.2.2 multi-channel speaker system. Onkyo is one of the best AV brands in the business, and the partnership should ensure you won’t need to invest in a soundbar to get enjoy of the best audio experiences of any TV.

Until recently, most TV brands have capped their consumer offerings at a maximum of 98-inches, but TCL has decided to go beyond that with its new QD-Mini-LED technology, which is really a kind of shorthand for the upgrades enabled by its new 6-in-1 LED processor, ODR LEDs and ultra-wide angle lens.

These innovations are integrated in such a way that TCL claims the QM89 Mini-LED TV will deliver one of the most accurate pictures ever seen on a consumer TV.

Elsewhere on the TV, TCL spoke about Wi-Fi 6 and NextGen TV support offered via a built-in ATSC 3.0 tuner, as well as a special anti-glare screen that helps to reduce glare and reflections.

The TCL QM89 Mini-LED TV is the company’s flagship Mini-LED model for the U.S. market in 2024 but it’s far from being the only impressive TV the company is offering this year. In addition, it is also launching the TCL QM8 Series Mini-LED TVs, which come with the same updated AiPQ Ultra processor and a 120Hz panel that supports 144Hz VRR gaming at 1080p resolution. The QM8 can also achieve 5,000 nits peak brightness and it offers 5,000 dimming zones and the same anti-glare screen. The Onkyo speaker system isn’t quite as good, at just 2.1.2 channels with up-firing Dolby Atmos speakers. There’s also an ATSC 3.0 tuner for Next-Gen TV, plus Wi-Fi 6.


What’s ideal is that all of this will cost significantly less than the monster-sized QM89, with four sizes to choose from – 65-, 75-, 85- and 98-inches – costing $1,999, $2,699, $3,999 and $7,999 respectively.

Finally there’s the entry-level TCL QM7 Series Mini-LED TVs, which roll back the brightness a tad to just 2,400 nits and offer just 1,500 local dimming zones. They do however have the same 120Hz panel with support for 144Hz gaming with VRR, as well as Auto Low-Latency Mode and FreeSync Premium Pro. The ATSC 3.0 tuner is also onboard, as well as an Onkyo 2.1-channel sound system with built-in subwoofer. Finally, there’s a height-adjustable pedestal stand that can also accommodate a soundbar to enhance the audio experience.


The QM7 Series TVs are available in sizes ranging from 55-inches to 98-inches, with prices starting at $1049 for the smallest option, rising to $6,999 for the largest model.

In addition to these models, TCL launched a couple of regular QLED TVs, including the Q65 Series and Q68 Series TVs.