Sony to soon unveil a new microLED display technology?

Sony published a teaser video that says the company will unveil the "next breakthrough" in directview display technology" on January 6th. It is likely that Sony will release a new MicroLED display technology:

Sony was the the first company to introduce micro-LED large-area displays with its launch of the Crystal LED (also called Canvas LED, or CLEDIS) displays in 2016. The company introduced its displays to the residential market in September 2020.

Sony's current-generation Crystal LED displays are made from tiled LED modules, each 403x453 mm in size and with a resolution of 320x360. The displays offer HDR support (peak luminance is 1,000 nits), 10-bit grayscale support, high frame rate (up to 120p) and a freedom of design.

Sony did not reveal the pricing of its residential Crystal LED displays, but these will surely be extremely expensive. The commercial displays cost around $400,000 for a 146" display and almost $800,000 for a 219" one in Europe.

Sony suggests several sample configurations for the residential displays, for example a 110" FHD display (made from 18 units), a 220" 4K display (72 units), a 440" 8K display (288 units) and finally a 16K 790" display made from 576 units. It'll be interesting to know the price of this 16K 790" microLED TV - and also to know who has the space to actually install such a TV...

In December 2018 Sony installed a Crystal LED commercial display EDGE Technologies's HQ, a 3.2 x 1.8 meters 2560x1440 pixels display. In April 2019 Sony installed the world's largest microLED display - its first 16K (15360x4320) 19.2 x 5.4 meters display at at Shiseido new research center in Yokohama, Japan.

Posted: Dec 20,2020 by Ron Mertens