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Samsung has made a 292-inch 8K modular display, and it’s going on sale globally in July

By Ng Chong Seng - on 8 Jul 2019, 11:54pm

Samsung has made a 292-inch 8K modular display, and it’s going on sale globally in July

(Image: Samsung.)

At CES this year we saw Samsung’s latest microLED TV prototype, which comes in at 75 inches diagonally and is capable of 4K resolution. While not as big as the 146-inch The Wall we saw in 2018, the latest development gives us hope that the day we can have such modular TVs in our homes isn’t that far off.

At InfoComm 2019 this past June, Samsung did have microLED news to share, though it’s nothing to do with the aforementioned 75-inch 4K TV. Rather, the company has announced that it’s making a 292-inch, 8K microLED display and that it’s going on sale globally starting in July. Also available in other sizes including 73 inches in 2K resolution, this new modular display, which Samsung calls The Wall Luxury, has a depth of no more than 30mm, is bezel-less, and can be fitted with décor frames to have it blend seamlessly into its surroundings.

Because of their self-emitting diodes, microLED displays, such as The Wall Luxury, offer infinite contrast and true blacks. Here, Samsung is also touting a 100,000-hour lifetime, which sounds to me like a dig at OLED, which typically lasts about half as long. Because of the long lifespan, Samsung claims The Wall Luxury is “designed to never turn off”—even if you aren’t actively using it, you can use the screen as a giant frame to display paintings, photographs, and video art.

Under the hood, The Wall Luxury uses a new Quantum Processor Flex image processor. In a nut, this Flex chip uses machine learning to automatically optimize the picture quality when the size of the modular screen changes. Like Samsung’s current 8K QLED TVs, A.I. is used to smartly upscale low-res content to fit the high-res screen.

(Image: Samsung.)

Other noteworthy specs of The Wall Luxury include a peak brightness of 2,000 nits and 120Hz high frame rate. Samsung has also partnered with Harman Luxury Audio and Steinway Lyngdorf for the display’s audio solutions; Control4, Crestron, and Savant for home automation; and Domotz, Ihiji, and OrvC for remote monitoring capabilities.

Pricing for The Wall Luxury isn’t available at the moment. That said, considering this is designed for commercial spaces and luxury residences, if you think the price is going to give you pause, then sorry, you aren’t the target market.

Source: Samsung.

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