Skip to main content

Samsung’s new 110-inch MicroLED TV is a wall-gobbling monster

Samsung has made the opening move in what is sure to be a long series of exciting announcements around CES 2021, unveiling a massive, 110-inch MicroLED TV it says will go on sale in 2021. This comes alongside the new Samsung QLED NEO TV lineup we expect from CES 2021.

If MicroLED TV technology sounds at least vaguely familiar, it’s probably because Samsung has used the CES stage for two years running to show off the displays it has dubbed as “The Wall.” Unlike those modular monsters, however, this new 110-inch display is a one-piece, proper television that’s ready to roll right out of the box. In other words, whereas The Wall was designed with commercial use in mind, Samsung is building this huge, next-gen TV specifically for your living room. Or, well … someone’s living room, anyway.

Image used with permission by copyright holder

For those unfamiliar, MicroLED is called a self-emissive display technology — in some ways similar to OLED technology. In today’s conventional LED/LCD TVs, the LEDs function as backlights that illuminate an LCD panel. With MicroLED, the LEDs are much smaller (measured in micrometers, to be exact). More importantly, the MicroLEDs themselves produce the red, green, and blue colors needed to make an image — no color filter or other layers are needed.

From a picture-quality standpoint, the advantages of having a self-emissive display start with the ability to get pure blacks — when the MicroLEDs are turned off, they are completely off, similar to the pure-black advantages of OLED displays.

That’s where the comparisons to OLED end, however. MicroLED displays can get far brighter than OLED displays, offer a wider range of colors, improve color accuracy, and perhaps most importantly, are not susceptible to burn-in as OLED displays are.

Samsung MicroLED 110 inch 4K HDR TV Lifestyle
Image used with permission by copyright holder

As such, a 110-inch display like this would be far superior to a projector and projection screen combo, offering unparalleled brightness, black levels, and HDR highlights at the 110-inch size. Think next-level home theater.

Now here’s what we know about the 110-inch MicroLED’s features: The TV offers 4K HDR picture quality, supports HDR10 and HDR10+ formats (but not Dolby Vision), has no bezel to speak of (edge-to-edge picture), and boasts Samsungs Object Tracking Sound Pro technology, which makes it seem as if sounds are coming from the people and objects on the screen. The TV will have an over-the-air TV tuner, and it is likely — though not confirmed — that the tuner will support ATSC 3.0, otherwise known as Next-Gen TV.

The TV will also allow owners to show up to four sources at once, split among four 55-inch-sized screens. This will be a killer feature for watching multiple sports programs, keeping track of news, or any other situation where multiple programs are desired.

Samsung MicroLED 110 inch 4K HDR TV Lifestyle
Image used with permission by copyright holder

There are a few crucial details about Samsung’s 110-inch MicrLED TV that remain unclear for now. We don’t have a catchy name or model number at this time — for now, we must just go with 110-inch MicroLED. We also don’t know how thin — or, rather, how thick — the TV will be, though it will most assuredly be thicker than OLED TVs and likely thicker than most of the conventional LED TVs we purchase today.

Also, at the time of writing, Samsung has not yet confirmed if this TV will come with its OneConnect box, which allows all components to connect to a single box, with a nearly invisible wire routing the TV signal up to the display. Samsung also has yet to confirm whether this next-gen TV will support HDMI 2.1, variable refresh rate, 4K resolution at 120Hz, or auto low latency mode, all of which are popular gaming features.

I am also curious to know how much energy consumption this TV will require. If my experience with Samsung’s The Wall sets is any indication, however, it’s likely this TV will not come with an Energy Star sticker, and could generate a significant amount of heat.

Those details should be revealed come CES 2021, where all of the TV brands hope to grab their slice of the buzz around the show. If this early offering and pre-order from Samsung is any indication, we’re in for a heck of a year in TV for 2021.

Editors' Recommendations

Caleb Denison
Digital Trends Editor at Large Caleb Denison is a sought-after writer, speaker, and television correspondent with unmatched…
Hisense debuts the UX, its brightest mini-LED TV at CES 2023
Hisense ULED X UX TV.

When it comes to TV technology, Hisense is all-in on mini-LED backlit QLED TVs. The company, which is known for its affordable yet dazzlingly bright TVs, has just revealed its brightest creation yet at CES 2023: the UX, an 85-inch 4K mini-LED QLED TV that is powered by Hisense's new ULED X platform and features more than 20,000 mini-LEDs, which give the UX a claimed peak brightness of 2,500 nits. The company's previous brightest TV, the U8H, had a claimed 1,500 nits but measured closer to 2,000.

That's going to be a very bright display, but Hisense says it can also exert a lot of control over that brightness thanks to more than 5,000 local dimming zones.  “Our engineers were tasked with making the best LED TV available, and they delivered with ULED X,” said David Gold, President of Hisense USA, in an emailed press release.

Read more
Samsung shows off the first two 77-inch QD-OLED 4K TVs at CES 2023
Samsung S95C QD-OLED 4K TV.

Samsung was the first company to show off a 4K TV based on QD-OLED technology at CES 2022, and now, at CES 2023 it has unveiled two new QD-OLED models -- the S95C Samsung OLED and S90C Samsung OLED -- and each will be available as 77-inch models. Both will also be offered in 55- and 65-inch sizes.  The news came one day after Samsung Display confirmed it would show its next-gen "QD-OLED 2023" panel at the show in a 77-inch size.

When QD-OLED-based TVs debuted in 2022, Samsung and Sony revealed the first two 4K TVs models within hours of each other: the Samsung S95B and the Sony A95K. Both TVs proved to be absolutely stunning in terms of picture quality, leaving our reviewer no choice but to award them a rare 10/10 rating. But the TVs themselves weren't especially large; only 55- and 65-inch sizes were introduced.

Read more
Samsung debuts world’s smallest and most affordable microLED TV at CES 2023
The Samsung microLED TV mounted on a wall.

While almost all of the buzz in TV land in 2022 was related to the launch of the first-ever QD-OLED TVs from Sony and Samsung, it looks like 2023 will be the year that some folks begin seriously considering a TV based on microLED tech. At least, that's Samsung's clear hope now that the company has debuted the world's first 76-inch model, the Micro LED CX. The company announced the new model at CES 2023 and said it will be its smallest and most affordable microLED TV to date.

The 76-inch model isn't the only microLED in Samsung's lineup. The company says it will offer these TVs in 50-, 63-, 89-, 101-, 114- and 140-inch versions in 2023.

Read more