Samsung launches 'The Wall' TV, plans Bixby, IoT integration for TVs

The incredibly tiny MicroLEDs emit their own light similar to OLED and do not require a backlight

Samsung has unveiled a 146-inch modular MicroLED TV, dubbed "The Wall" at its annual first look event at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The TV on stage boasted a diagonal of 146-inches, however due to its modular technology it is not restricted in size, resolution or form, explained the South Korean tech giant.

It uses MicroLED technology, which, like OLED, emits its own light, meaning deep, dark blacks and brilliant bright whites.

You may have heard of MicroLED as a potential future replacement of OLED (on phones and elsewhere).

Samsung is pitching its new display as the screen of the future.

Samsung is eager to introduce the movie theatre experience right to our homes with its 146-inch 8K TV that comes with an AI chip as well to upscale current content to 8K resolutions. Samsung describes the TV as a scalable product, which can fit nearly any size you can imagine (its technology comes from Samsung's 34-foot cinema display).

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"As the world's first consumer modular MicroLED television, "The Wall" represents another breakthrough", said Jonghee Han, President of Visual Display Business, Samsung Electronics.

Samsung also featured the world's first QLED TV featuring 8K AI technology, which will be launched internationally, starting with Korea and the USA during the second half of 2018.

It's worth pointing out, then, that Samsung's aren't "true" QLED TVs yet, as they don't ditch the LCD panel entirely, which means blacks won't be as pure as on OLEDs.

Bixby is an intelligent assistant platform developed by Samsung, enables easier interaction between the TV and its users, thanks to its intuitive UX, and comprehensive voice analysis capabilities.

The Q9S is slated to arrive in the second half 2018, likely to come in sizes above 65 inches, but there's no price tag for it yet; we reckon it'll be a proper wallet emptier. Another feature, the Universal Guide, will serve as a recommendation service for TV and other content.

"In 2018, our "best TV ever" gets even better", he said.

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