Samsung has begun production of 89-inch MicroLED TVs during the third quarter, TheElec has learned.
It is the tech giant’s first MicroLED TV that uses low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) thin-film transistor (TFT) glass substrates instead of the printed circuit boards used in prior models.
Samsung made the change to support 4K resolution in smaller LED sizes of its latest models.
But its other LTPS TFT MicroLED TVs that are 101-inch and 114-inch in sizes have not started production, sources said.
Samsung initially aimed to start manufacturing the 89-inch and 101-inch models in May but pushed back the date due to supply chain issues and low yield rate.
But it has now only started manufacturing the 89-inch model.
The precise reason for the delay remains unclear.
The final price tag on the 89-inch model also remains up for speculation.
Samsung had set the price to around US$80,000 prior to production beginning, much lower than prior MicroLED TV models but still very expensive for a TV.
All three sizes use 34x85 micrometer LED chips supplied by LED firm PlayNitride of Taiwan, the smallest used by the South Korean tech giant so far.