Monday, January 7th 2019

Samsung Unveils The Future of Displays with Groundbreaking Modular Micro LED Technology at CES

Samsung Electronics today introduced its latest innovations in modular Micro LED display technology during its annual First Look CES event at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The revolutionary new Micro LED technology designs featured at the event included: a new 75" display, a 219" The Wall as well as other various groundbreaking sizes, shapes and configurations for a next-generation modular Micro LED display - a 2019 CES Best of Innovation Award winner.

"For decades, Samsung has lead the way in next-generation display innovation," said Jonghee Han, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. "Our Micro LED technology is at the forefront of the next screen revolution with intelligent, customizable displays that excel in every performance category. Samsung Micro LED has no boundaries, only endless possibilities."
Micro LED featuring 75" Micro LED and 219" The Wall
Featuring leading-edge self-emissive technology and modular capabilities, Samsung's Micro LED displays deliver unparalleled picture quality, versatility and design. These transformative TV displays are made up of individual modules of self-emissive Micro LEDs, featuring millions of inorganic red, green and blue microscopic LED chips that emit their own light to produce brilliant colors on screen - delivering unmatched picture quality that surpasses any display technology currently available on the market.

At last year's CES, Samsung introduced Micro LED by unveiling The Wall, the critically acclaimed, award-winning 146" Micro LED display. Due to the technical advancements in the ultra-fine pitch semiconductor packaging process that narrow the gap between the microscopic LED chips, Samsung has been able to create a stunning 4K Micro LED display in a smaller, more home-friendly 75" form factor.

Thanks to the modular nature of Micro LED, this technology offers flexibility in screen size that allows users to customize it to fit any room or space. By adding Micro LED modules, users can expand their display to any size they desire. The modular functionality of Micro LED will allow users in the future to create the ultimate display even at irregular 9×3, 1×7 or 5×1 screen sizes that suits their spatial, aesthetic and functional needs.

Samsung's Micro LED technology also optimizes the content no matter the size and shape of the screen. Even when adding more modules, Samsung Micro LED displays can scale to increase the resolution - all while keeping the pixel density constant. Additionally, Micro LED can support everything from the standard 16:9 content, to 21:9 widescreen films, to unconventional aspect ratios like 32:9, or even 1:1 - without having to make any compromises in its picture quality.

Finally, because Micro LED displays are bezel-free, there are no borders between modules - even when you add more. The result is a seamless, stunning infinity pool effect that allows the display to elegantly blend into any living environment. The possibilities for eye-catching designs are only enhanced by new Ambient Mode features.

For more detail on Samsung's 2019 QLED 8K and Micro LED lines, please visit booth #15006 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES 2019 (January 8-11, 2019).
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17 Comments on Samsung Unveils The Future of Displays with Groundbreaking Modular Micro LED Technology at CES

#1
atomicus
75" will be more "home friendly", but it won't budget friendly, that's for certain!
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dozenfury
The modular aspect where you can change the size of screens later is pretty amazing. I'll be curious to see how that actually works, where you could buy say a 55" and just add modules to make it a 75" later. This kind of thing would be a huge feature advancement. It's not unusual for tv needs to change over time as rooms are remodeled or you move to a different place, or if you move TVs between rooms.
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#3
illli
I've read due to the nature of this technology, it is difficult to make these micro led panels smaller. I think that it'll be a few years before we see the micro led tech trickle down to smaller displays
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Vayra86
atomicus, post: 3971420, member: 155807"
75" will be more "home friendly", but it won't budget friendly, that's for certain!
75 inch... so they managed to halve the screen size (=microLED size) across a number of years time. That means this tech still isn't useful for 95% of all consumers. 75 inch is too big.

Size is the fundamental problem of microLED, I'm not so sure if Samsung is so very happy with this progress :)
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#5
Wavetrex
They need to progress from mini-LED to actual micro-LED :rolleyes:

Can't wait for this tech to trickle down to Joe Everyday prices !
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MrAMD
Vayra86, post: 3971557, member: 152404"
75 inch... so they managed to halve the screen size (=microLED size) across a number of years time. That means this tech still isn't useful for 95% of all consumers. 75 inch is too big.

Size is the fundamental problem of microLED, I'm not so sure if Samsung is so very happy with this progress :)
75" is perfect for game and theater rooms. Then again one of my friends has one in the family room.. so idk lol
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Vayra86
MrAMD, post: 3971674, member: 168611"
75" is perfect for game and theater rooms. Then again one of my friends has one in the family room.. so idk lol
Agreed, but how many people have those? That is a niche.
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#8
Readlight
Put it in portrait mode and wach some porn on it.
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bubbly1724
Readlight, post: 3971786, member: 160019"
Put it in portrait mode and wach some porn on it.
Portrait mode porn? Can you explain your fetish for all of us?
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#10
Tardian
illli, post: 3971536, member: 104001"
I've read due to the nature of this technology, it is difficult to make these micro led panels smaller. I think that it'll be a few years before we see the micro led tech trickle down to smaller displays
Did you read the article about: "Capellix is a new LED that is infinitesimally [sic] smaller than a conventional surface-mount (SMD) RGB LED, with a volume of just 0.2 mm³ versus 2.8 mm³ of SMD LEDs. Such small sizes are achieved by stripping away the package layer of the diode, and bringing its substrate layer directly in touch with the PCB. Corsair has some big numbers to speak for Capellix." So the technology has already been invented. A square display would be excellent to show photographs, both portrait and landscape.
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HammerON
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bubbly1724, post: 3971811, member: 97545"
Portrait mode porn? Can you explain your fetish for all of us?
I would hope he does not and encourage you not to ask any further. Take it to PM.
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#12
Valantar
Vayra86, post: 3971557, member: 152404"
75 inch... so they managed to halve the screen size (=microLED size) across a number of years time. That means this tech still isn't useful for 95% of all consumers. 75 inch is too big.

Size is the fundamental problem of microLED, I'm not so sure if Samsung is so very happy with this progress :)
A number of years. You mean one? 'cause "the wall" was shown off last year. If the yearly advancement in density keeps up (which I doubt, but one can dream), this means we'll have 32" 4K micro-LED displays next year.

dozenfury, post: 3971523, member: 164657"
The modular aspect where you can change the size of screens later is pretty amazing. I'll be curious to see how that actually works, where you could buy say a 55" and just add modules to make it a 75" later. This kind of thing would be a huge feature advancement. It's not unusual for tv needs to change over time as rooms are remodeled or you move to a different place, or if you move TVs between rooms.
There's no way this modularity makes it to consumer products. None whatsoever. Digital signage, though? Absolutely.
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medi01
Valantar, post: 3972456, member: 171585"
There's no way this modularity makes it to consumer products
Why not? It surely is cheaper to compose bigger screens like that, the way it works with CPU chips.
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Valantar
medi01, post: 3972495, member: 158537"
Why not? It surely is cheaper to compose bigger screens like that, the way it works with CPU chips.
How many modular consumer products do you know? Consumer products are made for simplicity and ease of use, not expandability. It would be a customer service and support nightmare, and the failure rates would likely be astronomical (mostly due to PEBKAC, but still). There's no way this makes it to a consumer product without becoming a fully integrated unit.
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atomicus
Vayra86, post: 3971697, member: 152404"
Agreed, but how many people have those? That is a niche.
How many people have family rooms/lounges? Errr, a lot!

The problem with this TV is going to be price, not the size. It's no bedroom TV that's for sure, but in a medium sized room, it's ideal. Plenty of people use their lounges as game rooms/home theaters, and 75" is ideal for that size of room. It's only when you get closer to 100" does that become more of a dedicated home theatre room.
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Vayra86
atomicus, post: 3975883, member: 155807"
How many people have family rooms/lounges? Errr, a lot!

The problem with this TV is going to be price, not the size. It's no bedroom TV that's for sure, but in a medium sized room, it's ideal. Plenty of people use their lounges as game rooms/home theaters, and 75" is ideal for that size of room. It's only when you get closer to 100" does that become more of a dedicated home theatre room.
Only in 'Murica... and a very privileged niche in the rest of the world. A 75 inch display is not 'for the masses', that is for sure.

Valantar, post: 3972456, member: 171585"
A number of years. You mean one? 'cause "the wall" was shown off last year. If the yearly advancement in density keeps up (which I doubt, but one can dream), this means we'll have 32" 4K micro-LED displays next year.


There's no way this modularity makes it to consumer products. None whatsoever. Digital signage, though? Absolutely.
One can dream, indeed. You can look at our current state of node shrinks for the way diminishing returns work. AND: this 75 inch display still had all sorts of artifacts, dead pixels and inaccuracies... plus...

[IMG]https://tweakers.net/i/fIwIFUL9X1Gb3EXuTaL5x8n_XHg=/x800/filters:strip_icc()/i/2002442022.jpeg?f=imagegallery[/IMG]

https://tweakers.net/nieuws/147538/samsung-toont-prototype-van-75-inch-4k-microled-tv.html
Samsung says 2-5 years for this 75 inch diameter to hit the shelves. Or, in other words; they haven't even got the slightest clue but its far off.

Right now its basically a patchwork of smaller displays, and it has nowhere near the quality for mass production. And don't get me started on the pixel density... look at the space between leds there, its bigger than the LEDs themselves. Ouch.
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atomicus
Vayra86, post: 3975907, member: 152404"
Only in 'Murica... and a very privileged niche in the rest of the world. A 75 inch display is not 'for the masses', that is for sure.

One can dream, indeed. You can look at our current state of node shrinks for the way diminishing returns work. AND: this 75 inch display still had all sorts of artifacts, dead pixels and inaccuracies... plus...

https://tweakers.net/nieuws/147538/samsung-toont-prototype-van-75-inch-4k-microled-tv.html
Samsung says 2-5 years for this 75 inch diameter to hit the shelves. Or, in other words; they haven't even got the slightest clue but its far off.

Right now its basically a patchwork of smaller displays, and it has nowhere near the quality for mass production. And don't get me started on the pixel density... look at the space between leds there, its bigger than the LEDs themselves. Ouch.
I'm in the UK and have a 65" in my bedroom lol... I'd definitely have a 75" in my lounge. It's not so much of a restriction, but does make a prominent feature and not everyone wants that.

Regardless, I think MicroLED at an affordable price point is years away, and ofcourse PPI is a crucial factor.
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