Skip to main content

At 292 inches, Samsung’s The Wall Luxury TV turns any surface into an 8K cinema

We’ve always dreamed that one day, display technology would reach a point where we could turn an entire wall in our home into a screen, enabling not only cinema-caliber movie experiences but also highly realistic video calls. It looks like Samsung has made that dream a reality, at least for those with the money to dream really, really big: The Wall Luxury is the latest version of Samsung’s expandable MicroLED-based TV tech, and it can scale from a modest (yet still huge) 73 inches in 2K definition all the way up to 292 inches (about 24 feet) in 8K definition.

We got our first look at Samsung’s MicroLED marvel at CES 2019, where the company showed off the precursor to The Wall Luxury, a model simply known as The Wall. At 219 inches, it was already incredibly impressive, boasting dizzying color and brightness. The Wall Luxury is presumably what you get when you push the expandable architecture of MicroLED panels even further.

As if 8K at 292 inches weren’t enough to set your techno-salivary glands watering, The Wall Luxury packs even more superlatives, like a screen depth of less than 30mm, a slim, bezel-less front, and customizable décor frames (we guess for when your wall is larger than the display itself). If you like, you can leave the massive TV turned on all the time. When not being used to watch video content, its Ambient Mode can display a variety of curated art from paintings, photographs, video art, and customizable pictures with digital frames. Add to this HDR that can pump out 2,000 nits of maximum brightness at 120Hz, and you have a display that even Tony Stark might envy.

To power this new display Samsung is using a new processor — an A.I. picture-quality engine it calls Quantum Processor Flex — which is designed to handle the dual tasks of optimizing source video regardless of resolution and quality and scaling it to the various sizes that the Wall Luxury is capable of.

It’s not clear whether those who buy The Wall Luxury at one of its smaller sizes will then be able to add additional MicroLED panels at a later date to create a bigger display — as wall sizes and budgets might one day allow. Also unknown is what various sizes will cost. What we do know is that Samsung will be bringing it to market in July, globally, so all of these answers and more will be forthcoming very soon. While The Wall Luxury might not have the mind-bending proportions of Sony’s enormous MicroLED display, you won’t have to walk into a prestigious research center to appreciate it.

Editors' Recommendations

Simon Cohen
Contributing Editor, A/V
Simon Cohen covers a variety of consumer technologies, but has a special interest in audio and video products, like…
Samsung’s new 110-inch MicroLED TV is a wall-gobbling monster
samsung announces 110 inch microled tv 4k hdr lifestyle

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.

Read more
Samsung and SK Telecom team up for what they hope is the first 5G-powered 8K TV
ifa 2018 8k samsung

The tech industry loves a good buzzword, and right now two are on the tips of (almost) everyone's tongues: 8K and 5G. Each is exciting enough on its own but put them together and you've got something truly wonderful. That's what Samsung and South Korea's SK Telecom are hoping at any rate. The two companies announced a partnership to develop what they call the "world's first" 8K TV with built-in 5G connectivity.

We use those quotes because it's quite possible this will not end up being the world's first such TV. As recently as this year's IFA show, Sharp announced its intention to build and sell the world's largest 8K LCD TV, and it will have 5G. In May, Huawei said it was working on an 8K TV with -- you guessed it -- 5G connectivity. Regardless of which tech giant actually claims the first available-for-purchase 8K and 5G TV, one thing is clear: Some of the biggest consumer electronics brands are making big bets that we're all going to want TVs that have 8K resolution and that 5G wireless data connections are the logical way to deliver that massively hi-res experience.

Read more
Sony’s 2019 TV lineup includes a 98-inch 8K LED that costs more than a Corvette
Sony Master Series Z9G 98-inch 8K LCD

We knew 8K TVs would be expensive, but we never thought they could be this expensive. Sony has released pricing and availability information on its entire 2019 TV lineup, and while there are plenty of competitively priced options to be excited about (will they be the best TVs of 2019?), the company's monstrous 98-inch 8K LED/LCD TV isn't one of them.

All told, Sony is coming to market with six different series of TVs comprising 17 sizes ranging from 43-inch to 98-inch and everything in between. Every TV from Sony this year will run Android TV and support Apple AirPlay 2 and Homekit (via update coming this summer).

Read more