Samsung Goes Micro LED Mad At CES 2019

Unlike OLED, though, the millions of microscopic LED chips used in micro LED TVs aren’t organic, and so can be driven hard enough to deliver unprecedented brightness and color alongside essentially perfect blacks, with minimal degradation over time.

Samsung 219-inch micro LED TV
Samsung 219-inch micro LED TV

Samsung has opened the doors on its now-traditional pre-CES TV event in Las Vegas – and it’s fair to say that the company is now getting very serious indeed about micro LED technology.

In fact, its latest micro LED innovations completely dominated the event, with its 8K TVs merely providing support, and nary a word to be found about Samsung’s new 2019 4K QLED TVs.

The highlights of the showcase for TV fans had to be the 75-inch micro LED screen (followed closely by an impressive looking 84-inch model). Born from “technical advancements in the ultra-fine pitch semiconductor packaging process that narrow the gap between the microscopic LED chips”, this 75-inch screen is designed to show that micro LED can now be done in a ‘home-friendly’ (to use Samsung’s own words) form factor. In fact, it seems that a 75-inch micro LED screen is set to go on sale at some point in 2019.

Note that even this 4K 75-inch micro LED screen will is composed of a series of smaller micro LED modules ‘stuck together’. There’s still no apparent sign of anyone being able to deliver single micro LED ‘sheets’.

How much?!

Provided, of course, that you are super, SUPER rich. Given that the 146-inch micro LED Wall costs between $300,000 and $500,000, you can only imagine the sort of cash you’ll need for a 219-inch screen. More


John Archer Contributor