Samsung Unveils 146-inch MicroLED TV Dubbed ‘The Wall’
Samsung 'The Wall' TV can be customized to any size or shape, and it replaces color filters with tiny micrometer LEDs, which serve as their own source of light source.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has introduced “The Wall," a self-emitting MicroLED 146-inch TV display that can be customized to any size, resolution or form factor. “The Wall,” with MicroLED and self-emitting technology, replaces color filters with micrometer (µm) scale LEDs, which are much smaller than current LEDs, and serve as their own source of light.
With a module-based, bezel-less design, “The Wall” can be customized to any size and shape.
The modular screen can be used to create a wall-sized display, or integrators can simply let their clients increase their traditional screen size to suit a new room in the home.
“At Samsung, we are dedicated to providing consumers with a wide range of cutting-edge viewing experiences,” said Jonghee Han, Samsung’s President of Visual Display.
“As the world’s first consumer modular MicroLED television, ‘The Wall’ represents another breakthrough. It can be customized to any size and delivers incredible brightness, color gamut, color volume and black levels. We’re excited about this next step toward the future of screen technology and the remarkable viewing experience it offers consumers.”
In addition to 'The Wall,' Samsung unveiled other innovations at its "First Look CES" event, including a TV which upscales content to 8K resolution, a Smart TV platform with Bixby, and SmartThings integration were also showcased at First Look.
The event was attended by more than 300 global media and influencers and featured a QLED TV featuring 8K AI upscaling technology.
This technology upscales standard definition content to 8K by employing a proprietary algorithm to adjust screen resolution based on the image quality characteristics of each scene.
This includes detail enhancement -- upgrading standard definition content; noise reduction; edge restoration function – which more clearly outlines on-screen objects Automatic sound adjustment for different content, such as sports events or music concerts, will also be featured with this TV.
The Korean manufacturer also showcased its 2018 enhanced Smart TV platform, including Bixby, SmartThings and Universal Guide.
Bixby, an intelligent assistant platform developed by Samsung, enables easier interaction between the TV and consumers using an intuitive UX and voice analysis capabilities.
SmartThings integration into 2018 Samsung Smart TVs will also offer easier sharing, connectivity, and an overall simplified way to control the television and sync with other devices, according to the company.
2018 will also see the launch of Universal Guide, an advanced program guide that allows users to search for specific content across all apps and programs and automatically recommends TV content according to a user’s preferences.
In addition to Han, the event was hosted by Dave Das, senior vice president of consumer electronics at Samsung Electronics America.
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