Samsung to start producing 89-inch LTPS microLED TVs in Q3 2022

Towards the end of 2020, Samsung announced it's first "consumer" MicroLED TVs (on LTPS backplanes, rather than PCB used by Samsung for its professional models), including smaller 77-inch to 89-inch models. The smaller models were scrapped later in 2021, and then Samsung further delayed its plans for "consumer" microLED TV production.

Samsung 2022 MicroLED TV photo

According to reports from Korea, Samsung decided to move the production of its MicroLED TVs from its Vietnam fab to its fab in Korea, and aims to start producing LTPS microLED TVs in Q3 2022. Samsung is likely to start with a 89-inch model which will hopefully ship before the end of 2022, and will carry a price tag of around 100 million Won (or around $77,000).

Samsung also plans to adopt LTPS backplanes for other TVs, including 101-inch and 114-inch ones, which will enter production later in 2022.

All of Samsung's LTPS panels will adopt chips made by PlayNitride, sized 34x85 um. Its current PCB-based TVs use larger chips produced by San'An Optoelectronics.

Posted: Jun 26,2022 by Ron Mertens