Samsung launches massive 110″ MicroLED TV in Korea
Back at CES 2018, Samsung showcased its first MicroLED TV called The Wall. The 146-inch TV made use of a system of configurable modules that required professional installation, and you couldn’t just pick one off the shelf, even if you had enough cash to purchase the TV in the first place. Then, at CES last year, the company showed off two more models in different sizes, but they also used the same modular design. So, once again, you couldn’t just pick one up at your nearest retail store and mount it on the wall yourself. However, this changes with Samsung’s latest 110-inch MicroLED TV.
Samsung’s new 110-inch MicroLED TV is the company’s first model to offer the stunning MicroLED experience in a traditional TV form factor. It makes use of a new surface mounting mechanism and a new production process derived from the company’s semiconductor business that simplifies mass-production of MicroLED screens as small as 110-inches for home installation. Samsung claims that these innovations will allow the company to produce even small MicroLED displays in the future, which should give more users the chance to experience the new display technology.
The 110-inch model is capable of displaying 4K HDR content, and it uses micrometer-sized LED lights that can last up to a decade. The TV includes a Multi View feature that can display up to four sources of content at once on split screens that can be up to 55-inches in size. Furthermore, the model comes with 5.1 surround sound capabilities and an innovative feature that can track objects moving on the screen so that it can project sounds to follow them.
Currently, Samsung’s 110-inch MicroLED TV is only up for pre-sale in South Korea. However, the company plans to bring the TV to more markets in the first quarter of 2021. Samsung hasn’t released any pricing information for the TV for now. We’ll update this post with all relevant information as soon as it’s revealed.
In case you’re not familiar with MicroLED technology, here’s a quick rundown of its features and benefits over OLEDs:
- MicroLED panels, much like OLEDs, are self-emissive and don’t require a backlight. However, they use tiny non-organic LEDs that offer several benefits over the organic light emitting diodes found in OLED panels.
- Thanks to the non-organic LEDs, MicroLED panels offer a significantly better lifespan (up to 100,000 hours of continuous use), and they don’t suffer from burn-in issues.
- MicroLED panels are also significantly brighter than OLEDs, with a peak brightness of 4,000 nits in the first commercially available models. That’s four times higher than the peak brightness offered by current OLED displays. Samsung also claims that MicroLED panels will be able to go as high as 10,000 nits in the near future.
- MicroLED panels are much thinner than OLED panels, as they don’t require a color filtering layer. This means that MicroLED TVs can have significantly slimmer bezels and exceptional thinness in comparison with OLEDs. The lack of a color filtering layer also results in better power efficiency, as the panels can get brighter without requiring as much power.