Samsung unveils 'The Wall' a MicroLED 146-inch TV

Bill Rogers
January 9, 2018

"Samsung has announced the world's first modular MicroLED 146-inch TV, dubbed 'The Wall".

The Wall boasts of 146-inch self-emitting microLED display technology and modular functionality. Key performance qualities of MicroLED displays are their light source lifetime, power consumption, and luminous efficiency (up to 2000 nits).

This means, says the company that it can transform into any size, and delivers incredible brightness, colour gamut, colour volume and black levels. In other words, no backlight is required, similar to organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology.

This further hints at Samsung's visionary efforts in consumer offerings presented via the modular MicroLED TV. The latest AI technology allows content and automatically upscales images or content into 8K resolution regardless of native resolution or method of transmission.

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The biggest challenge when 4K was launched was the lack of a content ecosystem for it, which continues to be an issue even today as most TV stations fail to broadcast 4K content. Samsung's Jonghee Han and Dave Das have discussed their company's futuristic visions - with one of the key topics being how TV displays deliver brilliant visuals and also evolve to integrate seamlessly into people's lives. (Samsung) Samsung claims it offers the ultimate viewing experience. The technology is able to upscale standard definition content to 8K by employing an algorithm to adjust screen resolution based on the image quality characteristics of each scene, per Samsung; this includes elements like noise reduction and edge restoration function.

The Q9S is slated to arrive in the second half 2018, likely to come in sizes above 65 inches, but there's no price tag for it yet; we reckon it'll be a proper wallet emptier.

Not to be forgotten, Samsung's voice assistant Bixby is finding its way to TVs. The SmartThings integration will provide enhanced sharing, connectivity and control of the TV and sync with other devices. These areas gave guests at First Look 2018 the chance to get hands-on Samsung's most exciting innovations in TV.

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