Samsung has unveiled a 146-inch modular MicroLED TV, dubbed ‘The Wall’ at its annual first look event at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Samsung said 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. This means the TV does not need colour filters or backlight.
The module-based design also means consumers can customise their TV’s size and shape to suit different purposes.
“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, colour gamut, colour volume and black levels.
“We’re excited about this next step along our roadmap to the future of screen technology, and the remarkable viewing experience it offers to consumers.”
At CES Samsung also showcased its first QLED TV featuring 8K AI technology, which is due to launch internationally in the second half of 2018, starting in Korea and the US.
The AI technology is designed to upscale standard definition content to 8K and uses a proprietary algorithm to adjust screen resolution based on the picture quality characteristics of each scene.
It also demoed its 2018 Samsung Smart TVs, which include enhanced functions and connections, including Samsung’s intelligent assistant platform Bixby and Samsung’s IoT platform hub SmartThings
The 2018 smart TVs will also include the launch of Universal Guide – an advanced program guide that recommends TV programs and content based on a user’s preferences.