At CES 2018 Samsung took a good chunk of the spotlight when they unveiled their MicroLED TV, The Wall. This massive 146″ TV is made up of MicroLED modules and can actually be sized to your liking. We had the opportunity to experience The Wall for ourselves and it is impressive indeed! Now, the company is getting ready to release The Wall into the wild in August.
The Wall has seen its share of critics, many saying this was a PR stunt by Samsung and they’d never release it. Now that the company is confirming an August release, we know it is coming but it’s going to be thick. The thickness of the MicroLED modules sits at 80mm (just over 3″). That’s pretty thick for most consumers so one could argue that this version of The Wall is most likely fit for commercial applications.
The good news is that Samsung does say a thinner 30mm (just over a 1-inch) version is slated for release in 2019. This would make more sense for consumers as it’s far less bulky and heavy. The thinner version will remain modular so you can configure your TV to any size you want. Samsung is intending the consumer version of The Wall to be a luxury product, no pricing has been set but don’t expect it to be cheap.
“At Samsung, we are dedicated to providing consumers with a wide range of cutting-edge viewing experiences,” said Jonghee Han, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “As the world’s first consumer modular MicroLED television, ‘The Wall’ represents another breakthrough. It can be customized to any size and delivers incredible brightness, color gamut, color volume and black levels. We’re excited about this next step toward the future of screen technology and the remarkable viewing experience it offers consumers.”