Samsung Electronics today the unveiled world's first consumer modular MicroLED 146-inch TV; "The Wall" at the CES 2018. The television was showcased alongside Samsung's latest innovations in display technology.
Samsung's "The Wall" is a self-emitting TV with micrometer (µm) scale LEDs - which are much smaller than current LEDs, and serve as their own source of light. Thanks to this technology, it can deliver incredible definition, without restrictions to size, resolution or form. The MicroLED technology featured in The Wall eliminates the need for color filters or backlight, yet allows the screen to offer consumers the ultimate viewing experience.
"At Samsung, we are dedicated to providing consumers with a wide range of cutting-edge screen experiences," said Jonghee Han, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.
"As the world's first consumer modular MicroLED television, 'The Wall' represents another breakthrough. It can transform into any size, and delivers incredible brightness, color gamut, color volume and black levels," he added further.
Also, the MicroLED screen excels in durability and effectiveness, including luminous efficiency, the light source lifetime and power consumption, setting the standard for future screen technology.
Featuring a module-based, bezel-less design, "The Wall" also exemplifies how consumers can customize their television sizes and shapes to suit their needs. The screen can adapt to serve different purposes, such as creating a wall-size display for multiple spaces.
Samsung also featured the world's first QLED TV featuring 8K AI technology, which will be launched internationally, starting with Korea and the US during the second half of 2018. This AI technology upscales standard definition content to 8K resolution. It employs a proprietary algorithm to adjust screen resolution based on picture quality characteristics of each scene, to continuously improve picture quality and easily transform any type of content from any source into a high-resolution 8K.
This 8K solution maximizes the viewing experience through several new features. These include detail enhancement - to upgrade standard definition content; noise reduction; edge restoration function - which more clearly outlines on - screen objects; and automatic sound adjustment for different content, such as sports events or music concerts.
Lastly, Samsung showcased 2018 Samsung Smart TV's enhanced connection and convenience functions at the First Look event, including Bixby, SmartThings and Universal Guide.
2018 Samsung Smart TVs will also offer easier sharing and connectivity, thanks to SmartThings, Samsung's IoT platform hub. It offers a simpler way to control the television and sync with other devices. 2018 will also see the launch of Universal Guide - an advanced program guide which automatically recommends TV programs and content according to a user's preferences.