According to reports by TheElec, Samsung started production of 89-inch MicroLED TVs in the third quarter. This is Samsung’s first MicroLED TV to use an LTPS TFT glass substrate instead of a printed circuit board. However, Samsung’s 101-inch and 114-inch LTPS TFT MicroLED TVs have not yet started production, sources said. Samsung originally planned to start production of the 89-inch and 101-inch models in May. However, due to supply chain issues and low yields, the production date was delayed. The production of the 89-inch model has not started until now.
The exact reason for the delay remains unclear, and the final price for the 89-inch model is yet to be announced. TheElec claims that Samsung will set the price at around $80,000 before starting production. This is much lower than previous MicroLED TV models, but still very expensive for a TV. In addition, all three sizes use 34 x 85 micron LED chips provided by Taiwan-based LED company PlayNitride. These are also the smallest LED chips Samsung has ever used.
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Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 display launched
Samsung’s official website has now launched the introduction page for the Odyssey OLED G8 display. It comes with a fish screen display, announcing more parameters of this display. This monitor (S34BG85) is a 34-inch display with a 21:9 ratio. It also supports 1800R curvature, 3440 x 1440 resolution, 175Hz maximum refresh rate, and 48-175Hz VRR. Furthermore, this display supports a 1 million:1 contrast ratio, 250 nits typical brightness, DisplayHDR True Black 400 and it supports 0.1 ms GtG response time. The new Odyssey OLED display supports 99.3% DCI-P3 colour gamut coverage.
The interfaces of this display include DC power input, Mini DP 1.4, Micro HDMI 2.1, full-featured USB-C (65W PD) and a USB-C downstream port with built-in integrated 5W stereo speakers. The monitor includes a range of “Smart Hub” features that connect to WiFi to watch Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+, “Samsung TV Plus” without connecting to a computer.
This monitor will be available in the fourth quarter of this year, and the price information has not been announced yet.