Samsung further delays its smaller LTPS 89-inch and 101-inch microLED TV launch

Towards the end of 2020, Samsung announced it's first "consumer" 110-inch 4K MicroLED TV, and then in early 2021 it said it will release smaller microLED TVs, including 77" and 89" models. The smallest 77-inch model was scrapped later in 2021, and now we learn that Samsung is delaying its plans for the 89-inch and 101-inch models.

Samsung 2021 MicroLED TV photo

Samsung originally planned to start 101-inch and 89-inch TV production in May 2022, but this is now pushed back to Q3 2022 for the 89-inch model. The company did not decide yet when to launch the 101-inch model. Samsung does plan to start producing 99-inch microLED TVs in Q2 2022.

The 99-inch TV is based on PCB, while the 89-inch and 101-inch are based on LTPS TFT technologies. The LTPS TVs also use smaller microLED chips (34x85 um, compared to the larger 75x125 um chips used by the PCB microLED panels). Samsung is still obviously facing challenges with production for its LTPS microLEDs.


Posted: Apr 01,2022 by Ron Mertens