In late 2019 Patently Apple posted a report titled "
is aiming to start mass production of MicroLED displays in the second half of 2020." Today, Samsung introduced a huge leap in TV display technology using MicroLED.
Samsung has been Apple's number one supplier for displays for some time now and we even learned today that they'll exclusively supply Apple with next-gen
LTPO OLED displays
for top end iPhones this fall.
Today, Samsung made an impressive presentation regarding their next-gen Neo QLED TV's using advanced MicroLED displays. Below is just a segment of their press release issued after their "First Look 2021" event that took place in Las Vegas this morning.
Neo QLED Takes a Quantum Leap in TV Display Technology
"Samsung is introducing a whole new display technology, Neo QLED, to its flagship 8K (QN900A) and 4K (QN90A) models. Samsung is taking QLED to the next level enabled by new light source, Quantum Mini LED precisely controlled by Quantum Matrix Technology and Neo Quantum Processor, a powerful picture processor optimized for Neo QLED.
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Samsung designed the
Quantum Mini LED to be 1/40 the height of a conventional LED
. Instead of using a lens to disperse light, and a package to fix the LED in place, the Quantum Mini LED has incredibly thin micro layers filled with many more LEDs.
Quantum Matrix Technology enables ultra-fine and precise control of the densely packed LEDs, preventing blooming—and allowing viewers to enjoy content as its meant to be seen. Neo QLED increases the luminance scale to 12-bit with 4096 steps; this helps make dark areas darker and bright areas brighter, resulting in a more precise and immersive HDR experience.
In addition, Neo QLED benefits from Samsung’s proprietary, powerful Neo Quantum Processor with enhanced upscaling capabilities. By using up to 16 different neural network models, each trained in AI upscaling and deep learning technology, the Neo Quantum Processor can optimize picture quality to 4K and 8K picture output regardless of the input quality."
The video below is set to begin when Samsung introduces Neo QLED based on Micro-LED technology. Although the introduction is in context with their next-gen TVs, it does provide us with a glimpse of what could be coming to future Apple devices using the ultimate Micro-LED displays once they've finished their initial mini-LED cycle.
Samsung also touched on MiniLED displays in their video that they're marketing as "Quantum Mini LED."
You could review the beginning of the video if you want to know about everything that Samsung introduced today that includes 'Samsung Health' mirroring Apple's Fitness+, Samsung TV Plus, mirroring Apple TV+ and an interesting solar based TV remote.Samsung also spent time illustrating future shapes for TV's.
Interestingly Samsung mirrored Apple's emphasis on reducing their corporate carbon footprint.You could read more of the details in their full press release issued this morning,
. Below are just a few screenshots taken from the video.