5 things you need to know about The Wall


Now, Samsung is upping the ante in the television world, introducing its 146-inch modular television, dubbed "The Wall".

Also on show was Samsung Smart TV's enhanced connection and convenience functions, including Bixby - an intelligent assistant platform created to make it easier for you to interact with your TV. Samsung wouldn't say. The company kept mum on many details, including the size of the individual modules and possible resolutions in different configurations.

Samsung doesn't do OLED TVs, instead prefering to focus on its QLED sets (like the above).

Samsung visual display president Jonghee Han said the company's new flagship Wall screen was a "breakthrough" in television technology and could be customised to fit any lounge room. It can transform into any size, and delivers incredible brightness, color gamut, color volume and black levels.

We're excited about this next step along our roadmap to the future of screen technology. Samsung claims, "The Q9S incorporates AI technology to deliver clear and pristine 8K resolution for any type of content". MicroLEDs are a lot smaller than regular LEDs, and they serve as their own source of light. It is similar in that each pixel is its own light so it offers flawless black levels (and doesnt need a backlight like LCD, no color filters either). Key performance qualities of MicroLED displays are their light source lifetime, power consumption, and luminous efficiency (up to 2000 nits). Additionally, viewers can customize sizes and shapes, and can even find pleasure in the adaptive abilities of the TV for other purposes like a wall-size display creation that suits multiple spaces. It will be available globally but will first come to Korea and the U.S. in the second half of this year.

This 8K solution maximizes the viewing experience through several new features. It also said its more standard 2018 smart TVs will deploy the company's Bixby virtual assistant and support its SmartThings smart home hub.

Samsung also unveiled an 8K, 85-inch TV with artificial intelligence that can convert any video source into ultra high-definition. We already saw some 8K TVs at IFA last September, but with CES upon us we're seeing a lot more.

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