Last year, Samsung introduced its 34-foot, 4K LED TV that could even rival movie theater screens in terms of viewing experience. This year, the tech giant takes the huge screen right into the comfort of homes.
According to a report from The Verge, Samsung has officially announced its huge 4K TV dubbed as The Wall, calling it as "the world's first modular TV." The Wall measures 146 inches and features a MicroLED technology for its picture-generating prowess.
In a presentation during the CES 2018, Samsung gave a brief explanation on the MicroLED technology, which is based on the company's Cinema Screen technology, which is primarily designed for movie theaters. "Users can add or remove modules to make their TV bigger or smaller, in any configuration, removing previous limitations on screen size, with zero impact on performance of the display," explained Samsung.
This is made possible since MicroLED uses millions of small, individual LEDs to create its images. The technology is similar to what is being used in jumbo screens and scoreboards, a CNet report noted.
MicroLED differs from traditional LCD TVs that are LED-based, as the latter uses an LED backlight and a liquid crystal layer to generate images, the report added.
Furthermore, the huge 4K TV also sports a module-based bezel-less design, which allows users to create a screen that is built specifically for their needs. "The modular screen can be used to create a wall-sized display, or simply let consumers increase their traditional screen size to suit a new room in the home," Samsung added.
CNet also noted that Samsung had already demoed a similar concept back in the 2016 edition of CES, where it featured a 170-inch modular TV. Though Samsung did not reveal additional information on the TV's other specs, the Korean company said that a "global launch" is slated to take place sometime in Spring of 2018.