Samsung releases microled TV before the end of the year

Apr

26

2018

Samsung wants to release a TV on the basis of a microled screen before the end of the year. The manufacturer showed a prototype of such a TV in January at electronics trade CES, but so far did not say when such a device would come true.

Samsung says in the discussion of its quarterly results that it wants to strengthen ‘leadership in premium TV market’ in the second half of this year. The manufacturer wants to do that with ‘bringing out innovative products such as microled TVs’. It is the first time that Samsung speaks openly about a moment that it wants to release those TVs.

As with OLEDVs, a microled screen does not have a backlight, so the contrast is much higher than with LCDs. For such a TV Samsung has to place the small individual LEDs on a substrate, something with which it has experienced problems. More information about the technique behind microleds can be found in Yole Development ‘s presentation on this subject. Samsung presented The Wall in January, a 146 “TV based on microleds, and it is unknown if this year it wants to release a TV in this format or that it is a smaller TV.

The quarterly figures also show that Samsung suffers from lower demand for screens. Especially flexible OLED screens do not do as well as expected, probably due to disappointing demand for the iPhone X. Many manufacturers also opt for LCDs for smartphones. Samsung benefited from the early release of its own Galaxy S9 smartphones. In terms of components, the demand for nand memory decreased due to a declining smartphone market .

The turnover of Samsung as a whole increased by approximately 20 percent compared to the same period last year to 60.5 billion Korean won, currently around 47 billion euros. This is mainly due to more turnover from the production of smartphones and memory. Net profit increased by approximately 50 percent to almost nine billion euros.

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