Samsung has been at the forefront of display technology for the past few years. In the smartphone world, some of their competitors are known to use Samsung panels for their flagship devices, the most popular of which is Apple's iPhones. On the TV front, Samsung is a clear frontrunner with control of over 20% of the market. They also account for around 50% of all 75-inch TVs nationwide. Even in PC Monitors, enthusiasts will easily vouch for the overall color accuracy, responsiveness, and maximum frame rates that Samsung panels have.
And yet, still, Samsung wants to take it a step further.
Behold The Wall
A new type of TV screen, dubbed "The Wall," was previewed back at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2019. The giant TV, if it can even be called that, stands at a massive 219 inches. In the previous year, they already previewed The Wall, but at only 146 inches. This year, they were able to expand the wall by a significant amount thanks to a new type of panel they're developing.
"The Wall" works by having multiple modular panels that are seamless when putting right next to each other. These panels do not carry the usual bezels, or borders older modular panels have, allowing them to create one seamless image with outstanding picture quality.
Samsung sees "The Wall" as much more than a TV. The company proposes that the display can instead be a central piece of decoration as it can be used to display artwork when not used as a video display device.
MicroLED: An advancement in display technology
Dubbed MicroLED, these new types of panels are quite similar to Samsung's OLED offerings. The new panels feature higher contrast ratios as well as black levels that are quite close to OLED. MicroLED works by cramming millions of inorganic LED chips of the three colors (red, blue, and green) that emit their light. Samsung also claims that because of its inorganic nature, MicroLED is supposed to last longer than OLED and eliminate burn-in.
MicroLED displays are quite sharp, with them displaying 4K UHD resolution at the lowest. However, these are not the highest resolution displays available as other technologies are already offering 8K and beyond.
A TV For The Exquisite
For those looking to buy The Wall, it won't be cheap. On Samsung's own website, you'll have to contact them if you're interested in getting your own The Wall. These displays aren't readily available in your nearest electronics retailer—whether it be a big-name store or a specialty store. Instead, Samsung will contact you and set up a meeting with you and with one of their specialists who will advise and oversee the installation of The Wall. While Samsung doesn't show the price of each setup, probably, the estimated cost is at least $300,000 just for the modular panels alone.
For the rest of us who can't afford realistically such luxury, we don't have to worry. Samsung is already planning to release 75-inch MicroLED TVs for just around $20,000.