Rapid TV News - CES 2018: Samsung unveils world’s first modular microLED TV and 8K AI
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Claiming to have created an industry breakthrough that demonstrates how television is evolving, microLED, CE giant Samsung has launched The Wall, a 146” consumer modular MicroLED TV.

Samsung 8Jan2018The modular, self-emitting display is designed to offer consumers what Samsung calls an outstanding viewing experience, while acting as a centralised connected smart hub to enhance everyday life. Samsung describes MicroLED technology as capable of delivering ‘incredible’ definition, without restrictions to size, resolution or form. It is a self-emitting TV with micrometre scale LEDs which are much smaller than current LEDs, and serve as their own source of light, eliminating the need for colour filters or backlight.

This, says the company, means that it can transform into any size, and deliver incredible brightness, colour gamut, colour volume and black levels. The MicroLED screen is also attributed with excelling in durability and effectiveness, including luminous efficiency, the light source lifetime and power consumption. This, says Samsung, will set the standard for future screen technology.

“At Samsung, we are dedicated to providing consumers with a wide range of cutting-edge screen experiences,” said Jonghee Han, president of visual display business at Samsung Electronics. “As the world’s first consumer modular MicroLED television, The Wall represents another breakthrough. We’re excited about this next step along our roadmap to the future of screen technology, and the remarkable viewing experience it offers to consumers.”

In form, The Wall features a module-based, bezel-less design, enabling consumers to customise their television sizes and shapes to suit their needs, able to adapt to serve different purposes, such as creating a wall-size display for multiple spaces.

At CES, Samsung also featured the world’s first QLED TV featuring 8K artifical intelligence technology, which will be launched internationally, starting with Korea and the US during the second half of 2018. This AI technology up-scales standard definition content to 8K resolution. It employs a proprietary algorithm to adjust screen resolution based on the picture quality characteristics of each scene, to continuously improve picture quality and easily transform any type of content from any source into high-resolution 8K.