South Korean consumer electronics firm Samsung is at the forefront in “micro” LED display technology. One point that has been lost amid the publicity is that all of the “micro LED” TVs that the company is introducing will actually use mini LED technology, not true micro LED technology, which is still in a very early development stage.
Head of the company’s display and TV business Hang Jong-hee reported that the company will launch a luxury version of its “micro LED” TV that is just 30 millimeters thick, targeting home use, according to a ZDNet article.
Hang Jong-hee also said that the company will begin mass production of its previously unveiled 146-inch MicroLED TV, dubbed “The Wall,” in September. (Ref. Coverage). The version, unveiled at CES this year features a thickness of about 80 millimeters. The Micro LED TVs will reportedly be produced at the company’s TV factory in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Han also emphasized that prices won’t be as high as the market expects and prices will become more affordable once productivity increases and the company launches the luxury version. A 73-inch trial version of Micro LED TV was also revealed to reporters but photos were not allowed.