The global display industry has moved into the era of micro light-emitting diode (LED) panels which can overcome the limitations of existing liquid crystal display (LCD) panels and indefinitely extend the panel size. Micro LED technology can freely widen screen sizes as it produces a screen by densely attaching LED elements of the micrometer (㎛) unit.
Samsung Electronics took the wraps off a 75-inch micro LED TV for the first time in the world during the “Samsung First Look 2019” event at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas on Jan. 6 (local time) ahead of the opening of Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, the world's largest electronics exhibition.
"Micro LED displays are displays of the future that eliminate the four limitations of current displays – limitations in screen size, display ratio, resolution, and bezel,” said Han Jong-hee, president of Samsung Electronics's video display business. "Micro LED displays will bring about a screen revolution that will lead the era of artificial intelligence (AI). By developing micro LED technology, we have become able to produce screens ranging from 75 inches to 219 inches. This year will be the first year of our micro LED display business."
In the display industry, experts say that Samsung's 75-inch micro LED screen signaled the start of the full-fledged micro-LED display era. A 75-inch micro LED screen delivers more than four times the resolution of a 146-inch “The Wall” screen as the size and space of the diodes get smaller in a small screen.
Industry watchers say that Samsung Electronics will expand its micro LED product lineup to wage a full-fledged battle with the organic light emitting diode (OLED) group led by LG Electronics.
In the meantime, Samsung set up an experience zone featuring micro LED & QLED 8K TVs at the venue of Samsung First Look 2019.