Samsung has announced the launch of its first standalone MicroLED TV in South Korea, coming in at a massive 110-inch display size. MicroLED has been the focus of some display developments in recent years, and Samsung made its first big splash in that space at CES 2018 with the "The Wall". This was a 146-inch TV, but because it was modular, it required professional installation.
The new 110-inch MicroLED is the first time Samsung is selling a MicroLED TV in a typical TV form factor that users can use out of the box. The company says that it was previously impossible to create a display of this size to be installed normally - which is considered small for a MicroLED - by consumers, but it developed a "cutting-edge" surface mount technology and a new production process inspired by its semiconductor business. Thus, manufacturing, delivery, and installation of the TVs are easier now, with even smaller models being possible in the future.
Similar to the modular panel from before, the new MicroLED TV has virtually no bezels around the display, touting a 99.99% screen-to-body ratio. It offers 4K resolution, and it covers 100% of DCI and Adobe RGB color spaces, meaning you should get pretty high-fidelity colors from the panel.
Like other MicroLED panels, the pixels are self-emitting, meaning they create their own light and can be turned off when they're meant to be black, resulting in true blacks. What's more, MicroLEDs are made of inorganic materials that promise a lifespan of up to 100,000 hours, which is more than 11 years.
Of course, the TV also comes with other high-end features you'd expect, with 5.1 channel sound built-in, plus features like Object Tracking Sound Pro, which aims to provide a more realistic surround sound experience.
Not much more is known about the 110-inch MicroLED TV, which is expected to go on sale in the first quarter of 2021.