Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Samsung 146-Inch TV 'The Wall' Just About as Big as One

Samsung US vice-president Dave Das unveils the new 146 inch TV screen known as The Wall Samsung 146-Inch TV 'The Wall' Just About as Big as One
June Sullivan | 09 January, 2018, 02:10

Literally dubbed The Wall, the modular Micro LED set (pictured above and below) will debut in a 146-inch screen size. The company has introduced, a massive 146-inch modular MicroLED TV known as "The Wall" along with Q9S, an 85-inch 8K OLED TV with AI technology. The MicroLED screen is also attributed with excelling in durability and effectiveness, including luminous efficiency, the light source lifetime and power consumption. Made possible by Samsung's advancements in semiconductor processing techniques and LED technology, the pixel LED modules of The Wall's self-emitting technology are smaller than ever before, and each chip incorporates RGB color. Samsung has been working hard to take on OLED and came up with the new microLED tech to do just that.

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.

In addition to the unique "modular" television that arrives in "tiles", Samsung will also deliver 8K television screens - twice as sharp as today's top-model TVs - that will upgrade existing TV shows and movies to better resolution using artificial intelligence.

According to Samsung, the new TV processes the image 64 times to offer natural images in high-resolution without compromising gradation.

Of course, as with most CES debuts, little is known about pricing at the moment, but you can bet your bottom dollar (in the thousands) that it will come in at least the U.S. $20,000 mark.

"At Samsung, we are dedicated to providing consumers with a wide range of cutting-edge screen experiences", said Jonghee Han, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.

'We're excited about this next step toward the future of screen technology and the remarkable viewing experience it offers consumers'.

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

In addition to "The Wall", Samsung showcased a TV that can upscale content to 8K and a Smart TV platform with Bixby and SmartThings integration at its First Look CES event.

Also on show was Samsung Smart TV's enhanced connection and convenience functions, including Bixby - an intelligent assistant platform created to make it easier for you to interact with your TV. This allows customers to use voice commands to control the TV and integrate with other Samsung devices running Bixby.

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