Samsung’s first MicroLED TV, The Wall, was unveiled two years ago with a massive 292-inch screen. However, it was sold only to businesses and a few wealthy customers. The Wall used multiple MicroLED panels in a modular form factor. The company has now unveiled a new 110-inch 4K MicroLED TV with a more traditional TV form factor and is targeted towards home cinemas.
The company’s new 110-inch MicroLED TV goes on pre-order today in South Korea and will be launched globally in the first quarter of 2021. It costs KRW 170 million (around $156,400), and Samsung intends to sell its new TV in the Middle East, some European countries, and the US initially. The South Korean tech giant says that it is reviewing options to release the TV in sizes ranging from 70 inches to 100 inches in the future.
The new MicroLED TV uses millions of micrometer-sized self-illuminating LEDs, making it more akin to the OLED technology. It can produce deep blacks and an infinite contrast ratio. What’s great about this technology is that it uses inorganic materials, which means it doesn’t have the burn-in problem that OLED screens face. Samsung estimates that its new MicroLED technology can last for up to 100,000 hours (translating up to 10 years). Moreover, MicroLED TVs can go much brighter than OLED TVs, offering better HDR performance.