Samsung confirms 8K launch, intros cinematic MicroLED Wall TV to challenge OLED

Posted January 09, 2018

Samsung's The Wall is the world's first modular MicroLED 146-inch TV. Since each pixel is self-emitting, there's no backlight like there is with LCDs, and that means it can deliver brighter whites and pure blacks like OLED. It has the ability to transform into various sizes and offers, wonderful brightness, color volume, color gamut, and black levels.

For once in technology circles, "bezel-less" really means zero bezels, and that is how Samsung makes these modular TVs so configurable and able to extend to larger than life levels.

We learned past year that Samsung had plans to showcase MicroLED technology at CES.

Samsung The Wall 146 Inch TV Shown Off On Video

Samsung is due to launch The Wall in the United States and South Korea later this year, though its Australian arrival has yet to be confirmed. Samsung describes the TV as a scalable product, which can fit nearly any size you can imagine (its technology comes from Samsung's 34-foot cinema display).

The biggest challenge when 4K was launched was the lack of a content ecosystem for it, which continues to be an issue even today as most TV stations fail to broadcast 4K content.

Samsung visual display president Jonghee Han said the company's new flagship Wall screen was a "breakthrough" in television technology and could be customised to fit any lounge room.

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We're excited about this next step along our roadmap to the future of screen technology.

This 8K solution maximizes the viewing experience through several new features.

Samsung's new flagship 8K TV uses a "proprietary algorithm" that will upscale lower-res video up to their Super Hi-Vision screen at 8K.

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The company has also announced its first smart TV with 8K AI technology with highest 8K resolution.

There is no information on official release dates nor pricing as of yet, but expect Samsung to reveal more in the coming weeks and months. Integrating with the SmartThings IoT hub and making navigation of menus easier, Bixby stands behind all voice recognition for Samsung. These areas gave guests at First Look 2018 the chance to get hands-on Samsung's most exciting innovations in TV.

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