Earlier this year at CES 2018, Samsung launched a 146-inch 4K television with microLED technology, dubbed ‘The Wall’. Now according to a report by The Korea Herald, the South Korean electronics giant is all set to mass produce the microLED panels that will cater to both commercial and home entertainment use.
At a press conference in Samsung Digital City campus in Suwon on Friday, the company showcased a few prototypes of micro light-emitting diode (microLED) displays to media which is set for the market release in coming months. The South Korean giant has finished developing the microLED technology and is now ready for its mass production. There was a 73-inch prototype version of microLED TV on display but Samsung didn’t permit reporters to take pictures. While we are calling it a TV, Samsung wants The Wall to be called a display or screen, and not a TV, as per report.
The 146-inch ‘The Wall’ will begin mass production in September. While it has a thickness of around 80 millimeters, Samsung says the new version is aimed at the home and will have a thickness of 30 millimeters.
“We have completed the microLED technology and are in a stage to raise production yields,” said Han Jong-hee, president of Samsung’s visual display business during a press conference Friday.
When compared to existing LCD/ LED technology, microLED displays offer better energy efficiency, better contrast, and better response time. As the name suggests, microLED displays is made of microscopic light-emitting diodes forming the individual pixel elements. For a 4K micro LED TV, a minimum total of 24 million micro LEDs are required.
Samsung says that their microLED displays will have lifespans of around 100,000 hours, outdoing LG’s rival OLEDs (organic light-emitting diode).
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“Samsung’s micro LED displays will be totally different from previous LED products, because they will use an advanced flip-chip bonding technology proprietarily owned by the company,” said Yoo Ho-sun, vice president of Samsung’s visual display business.