Samsung's gigantic "The Wall" TV is getting one step closer to hitting a home near you. But it's making another stop first.
Samsung has begun taking orders on the MicroLED set it unveiled earlier this year at CES. But for now, the company is limiting the orders to businesses and then will make it available to consumers, according to a report from SamMobile. Samsung ostensibly believes that the television's modular design would find a more suitable home in offices before it could hit larger rooms in homes.
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The move is also likely due to the television's rumored high price tag, which companies might find a bit easier to handle. Pricing hasn't been announced, but Cnet's David Katzmaier predicts The Wall could cost upwards of $100,000.
The Wall TV measures 146 inches diagonally and uses MicroLED technology instead of OLED or traditional LED. MicroLED delivers many of the benefits you'll find in OLED, including perfect blacks and eye-popping colors, but the set also boasts 1,600 nits of brightness. That's brighter than today's OLED sets.
Another key benefit of The Wall is that it's modular, so you can take part of it and move it around and get the exact screen size you want — a handy benefit of MicroLED.
Samsung is touting The Wall and MicroLED specifically as the future of television technology. But one of the problems with MicroLED is that it's difficult to produce, and its true benefits are best seen in really big screens.
Samsung is taking orders now at InfoComm 2018. It plans to begin installations soon and hopes to have them all completed by the end of the third quarter. Samsung will begin offering MicroLED TVs to the rest of us starting in the second half of 2018.