At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Samsung unveiled a huge 75" (190cm) modular 4K television based on micro LED technology, a miniaturized version of the giant LED displays known from concerts and football stadiums. Similar to an OLED TV, the Micro LED TV uses three self-illuminating RGB LEDs for each pixel, offering several advantages. For example, unlike conventional backlit LCD screens, each pixel can be completely black by turning off the associated three micro LEDs, offering higher contrast, better color rendering (100% DCI-P3 color space coverage), a better viewing angle and lower power consumption.
Samsung&s 75" Micro LED TV
Micro LEDs have the advantages of OLEDs without their disadvantages such as burn-in effects and with time decreasing brightness and therefore a relatively short lifetime. Another feature of Micro LED technology - the absence of a screen bezel - allows Samsung to assemble displays from several freely configurable Micro LED modules. The buyer can configure a TV in any format (4:3, 16:9, 21:9 or 32:9) and size - Samsung&s software ensures that the picture is always displayed on all available display segments. So TVs could be enlarged even later.
To show what can be done with the technology, Samsung also presented a 219" (5.56 meters) prototype of its Micro LED TV at CES 2019. As the production of micro LED displays is still quite complex (every single LED is only 5 micrometers big) and prone to errors, the price - which Samsung has not yet mentioned - for the 75" Micro LED TV will probably be quite high - the release date is also still unknown, maybe it will be 2019. But the price will drop in the future and make this interesting technology more and more affordable.