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Samsung plans to launch MicroLED TVs next year - "The Wall" is coming Home

Creating ultra-large TVs with panels that are superior to both OLED and Quantum Dot screens

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Samsung plans to launch MicroLED TVs next year - "The Wall" is coming Home

We have discussed MicroLEDs before at OC3D, a technology that has the potential to revolutionise the display industry, in theory offering visual improvements over both Quantum LED (QLED) and OLED offerings, while also eliminating the disadvantages of each standard like the latency and colour burn-in of OLED and the lack of per-pixel luminance in QLED screens.

Back at CES 2018, Samsung revealed an insane 146-inch TV called "The Wall" with MicroLED technology. The display's size is thanks to the modularity of MicroLED technologies, allowing screen sizes to be scaled almost endlessly. This scalability eliminates the issues that are often associated with large-screen TV production. 

Samsung has announced plans to release LicroLED-powered TVs next year, offering screen sizes of 146 inches and 73 inches, both of which offer a screen thickness of 30mm. The 146-inch "The Wall" screen that was showcased at CES was around 80 millimetres thick, revealing how much Samsung's technology has advanced over the past few months. 

Aside from their modularity, MicroLEDs can offer incredible brightness levels, an extremely wide colour gamut and extreme levels of contrast, with the technology being self-emitting, lacking the need for backlighting or colour filtering. Alongside this, the technology is also said to offer higher levels of power efficiency and long light source lifetime, with Samsung stating that their MicroLED tech is "setting the standard for future screen technology" at CES 2018. 



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One of the main advantages of MicroLED technology is that it offers per-pixel illumination, something which does not exist on QLED TVs, forgoing the need for local dimming technologies as every pixel creates its own backlight. The technology is also said to offer lower display latencies than OLEDs and lacks the burn-in issue that is associated with the technology (there is a reason why there are no OLED PC displays), creating that is, in essence, a best of both worlds technology that can replace both QLED (Quantum Dot LED) and OLED. 

Samsung's initial MicroLED offering are expected to be exclusive to large panel luxury displays, though it is likely that this technology will enter the general consumer market after a few more years of development.  

You can join the discussion on Samsung's plans to launch a MicroLED TVs next year on the OC3D Forums

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