Ahead of launching 99-inch version
Samsung is planning to manufacture 200 units of 110-inch MicroLED TV aimed at homes in January, TheElec has learned.
This amount is unusually high for a single month as only hundreds of MicroLED TVs had been sold a year so far, with the company usually manufacturing a dozen of them per month.
Samsung is likely increasing the production of MicroLED TVs in January to gauge the market reception expected for the technology in 2022, sources said.
There are multiple tradeshows in the first quarter that the tech giant can display the TVs at, which will allow consumers to see the TVs for themselves, they said.
Samsung will likely fix its time table for launching MicroLED TVs such as the 99-inch version after gauging the market reception to these TVs on display, they added.
The South Korean tech giant first unveiled the 110-inch MicroLED TV in 2020 and begin selling them this year. They cost 170 million won per unit.
Meanwhile, Samsung is also planning to launch 89-inch, 99-inch, 101-inch and 114-inch versions of MicroLED TVs this year.
The 99-inch version will use a printed circuit board as the circuit board like the 110-inch version, while the other three new sizes will use low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) thin-film transistors (TFT) with glass substrates.
LTPS TFT is being used on the newer MicroLED TVs, which are smaller in size compared to their predecessors, to achieve finer circuits so that they can support 4K resolution.
Samsung has already made requests to Taiwan’s Auo to procure 12.7-inch TFT for MicroLED.
Meanwhile, the company’s premium TV lineup for 2022 will consist of 8K MiniLED, 4K OLED and 4K MiniLED technologies.
The 8K (7680x4320) MiniLED TV, which will carry the Neo QLED TV brand, will be the highest tier out of three technologies.