Samsung's new QLED TVs may have black levels to rival OLED

Samsung's new QLED TVs may have black levels to rival OLED

Samsung Electronics on Monday introduced "The Wall", the world's first modular microLED television. While that phrase sounds like typical PR/marketing hyperbole, we are actually inclined to trust Samsung's diagnosis in this case.

The TV features a micro-LED display, which is pitched as a superior alternative to OLED because it offers both deep blacks and bright highlights.

Samsung is taking the idea of a "big screen TV" to the next level. This TV's screen's resolution is a huge size of 7680 x 4320, which means there are 33 million pixels in it- four times that of Ultra HD (4K), which is itself four times the resolution of regular old HD.

We covered this subject recently in a post on the future of QLED technology (essentially another name for the micro LED tech of "The Wall" TV) and discussed how it might advance enough to replace OLED or conventional LCD displays to become the dominant type of display for most near-future TVs. The tiny LEDs serve as their own light source and do not require a backlight.

Based on my impressions, The Wall and MicroLED very much challenge OLED for TV picture supremacy. Perhaps MicroLED can get brighter; Samsung hasn't specified yet. "As a result, The Wall's self-emitting technology removes the need for color filters altogether and is able to deliver up to 2000 nits of peak brightness, brighter white hues, darker black shades and the truest natural colors".

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The report goes on to say that some people who visited the "Qlounge" as it has been called, said the new QLED technology was the most impressive thing Samsung has to show in the private area.

Samsung hasn't yet named an official price for The Wall or a firm launch date but there will be a press event in March with more information.