Samsung said to launch a 150-inch Micro-LED TV at CES 2018

According to reports from Korea, Samsung is developing large-area micro-LED TVs, and the company is set to reveal its first Micro-LED TV as soon as CES 2018 (January 2018).

Samsung UN85S9, framed 85'' LCD TV

Samsung's first TV, according to the report, will be a huge 150-inch set, which will be marketed for home use. Samsung is looking for a new premium TV technology as Samsung's QLED TVs failed to keep up with LGD's OLED TVs, and has seen its premium TV market share fall from 57% in 2015 to 20% in 2016 (LG, meanwhile, managed to increase its market share from 17.5% in 2015 to 43% in 2016).

Last month we posted that Samsung is starting to accelerate its effort to develop Micro-LED based TVs. Samsung is said to be looking at several alternatives - one of which is to acquire Taiwan-based PlayNitride - a deal that was already reported in April 2017.

If Samsung actually manages to release a micro-LED TV, it will be very interesting to see how it fares against competing technologies, and will hopefully kickstart the Micro-LED industry. Back in 2012, Sony demonstrated the world's first Micro-LED TV, the 55" FHD Crystal-LED panel. Sony never released this product commercially (although it does offer Micro-LED large outdoor signage displays).

Posted: Nov 26,2017 by Ron Mertens