Samsung Electronics to launch a new microLED TV later this week

Early in 2020 it was reported that Samsung is set to reveal its first MicroLED TVs to actually use micro-LEDs and not mini-LEDs, but later reported suggested that Samsung is struggling with technology issues and delaying its plans.

Samsung The wall at Gwanggyo Store in Galleria Department Store, Suwon, Korea

Samsung electronics announced yesterday that it will introduce a new MicroLED TV later this week. The company did not reveal any details, but it is likely that this will be the company's first "consumer" microLED TV - although likely a highly premium one.

Samsung 146'' micro-LED TV, The Wall

Samsung is already producing microLED TVs - but these emissive displays actually use mini-LEDs (or quasi microLEDs) chips. Moving to smaller microLED chips will enable Samsung to produce smaller displays of higher resolutions.

According to reports Samsung partnered with PlayNitride and Epistar for the microLED chip technology. Samsung's current LED supplier for its "microLED TVs" is Sanan Optoelectronics - which is also developing microLED technology and aims to become Samsung's second supplier for such chips.

Posted: Dec 08,2020 by Ron Mertens