There is a lot of talk about MicroLED technology, which promises run times of over 100,000 hours with micrometer-sized LEDs to provide the best picture quality with very large screens.
The 110-inch Wall, for 129,000 dollars
As a first step, Samsung’s new MicroLED TV will launch in Korea at a price of 170 million South Korean won, which equates to around $ 129,000, a price you could buy a luxury supercar for even at home. Of course, what is clear is that there won’t be a lot of people willing to invest that much money in a TV, no matter how 110 inches (279 cm diagonally) and has the MicroLED technology.
A 110-inch diagonal is, as we said before, 279 centimeters, and what’s funny is that Samsung describes it as “small” for MicroLED technology and, in fact, they say it is not suitable for mass production. The brand’s The Wall series models initially measured up to 146 inches, then 219 inches, and finally up to 292 inches, made up of individual modules. Of course, in addition to its price, not many people have room for large screens in their living room.
Accord ing to Samsung, The Wall’s 110-inch model has full coverage of the DCI-P3 and Adobe RGB color space and advertises around 8 million pixels of 4K HDR resolution with an operating life of 100,000 hours (over 11 years of constant operation, without ever turning it off). The frameless design has a screen-to-body ratio of 99.99%.
Are MicroLED TVs and monitors out of range?
Samsung has already said that in the future it wants to introduce MicroLED TVs and monitors in much smaller sizes, but that means 70- and 80-inch devices, still too big for a conventional PC or living room. So far, the smallest device with this technology manufactured to date has a diagonal of 75 inches.
The point is that both in size and price, MicroLED technology still appears to be far from being suitable for the mainstream market, as there are obviously not a lot of people who can spend the money they cost. or with space to put the screens. Will we see 24-inch monitors with this technology at relatively affordable prices? It’s likely, but what seems clear is that we won’t see them in the short term, just due to manufacturing difficulties.
What is clear is that manufacturers are now focusing their efforts on this technology, and not just on Samsung. MicroLED TVs are expected to occupy one of the most privileged positions as absolute flagships in the TV portfolios of major manufacturers at CES 2021 in January, where Samsung has already promised several models of backlit TVs. mini LED, the previous step to MicroLED which is already used in some PC monitors and even laptop screens.