Samsung presented at CES 2021 new technologies for its TV panels. These are the Neo QLED, which is a significant improvement in the technology that the company has used so far on its top TVs, and MicroLED, the new generation technology, which brings a new era of displays. The latter is present only on the most exclusive TVs from Samsung, but this is the technology we will see in the future on the company’s best models.
Neo QLED technology is present on Samsung’s new generation 8K and 4K TVs. QLED (Quantum LED) technology allowed the display of millions of colors using a layer of nanocrystals, illuminated by LEDs. Depending on the model, the lighting could be on the entire surface (edge backlight) or local on several areas (local dimming). The most efficient models, which benefited from FALD (Full Array Local Dimming) had several tens or hundreds of areas on the entire surface, which could be controlled independently, depending on the content displayed.
With the help of the new Neo QLED panels, Samsung is making the transition to the new Mini LED technology. Panels and nano-crystals for displaying millions of shades of color are still there, but retro lighting is now done with much smaller LEDs, 40 times smaller than standard ones. Thus, panels with tens of thousands of individual LEDs can now be made, with thousands of individually controlled areas on the screen surface. The result is a TV with improved brightness, much better contrast, which allows you to improve the display of colors with dark shades.
Samsung calls this technology Quantum Matrix, which provides precise control of thousands of mini-LED areas. They also provide a 12-bit luminance scale with 4,096 steps. Thus, the HDR content is displayed with much higher accuracy, as each area can be configured at a different brightness level.
All this is controlled by a new Neo Quantum processor, which is used in all TV functions. In addition to controlling Quantum Matrix lighting, it can upscaling content from lower resolution to native screen resolution and can now use up to 16 neural network algorithms to improve the image depending on the content that is displayed on the screen.
All Neo QLED 2021 models benefit from the Samsung Health and Smart Trainer functions, for exercises at home directly on the TV, without the need to connect other devices or other services, as well as Google Duo compatibility, for video calls using a regular USB webcam. But there are several other features dedicated to gamers and those who want productivity on a TV.
For gamers there is Super Ultrawide GameView, which can display games in 21: 9 or 32: 9 format, as well as Game Bar, which offers quick access to functions such as display frequency (up to 120 Hz), variable refresh rate (VRR) or activating and deactivating “Game Mode”. For productivity there is the PC on TV function by connecting a mouse and a keyboard, to use Microsoft Office applications from the browser, or to display the contents of the PC on the TV using the Easy Connection application through a network connection, without other cables.
While Neo QLED is today’s technology that will significantly improve the quality of images displayed on Samsung TVs, MicroLED technology is what will be found in tomorrow’s TVs. Of course, you can still buy a Samsung MICRO LED model of 110 or 99 ”, but for the general public, this technology will most likely be inaccessible.
That’s because MicroLED uses a new technology, with small LEDs. Basically, the technology is a bit like AMOLED, as each LED emits light (it is self-emitting), without the need to use a separate layer for backlighting. Thus, the contrast is infinite and the nano-particle layer disappears, as the LEDs can produce their own colors.
The name MicroLED comes from the fact that each LED is microscopic in size, but many such adjacent LEDs can create a huge panel. However, the price is currently very high due to the manufacturing process, which is somewhat similar to that of processors, MicroLED panels being produced on so-called “wafers”, and several wafers are cut and then joined one by one to create huge displays, such as those launched by Samsung at CES 2021.
With over 100 ”of space, Samsung comes on these models with features such as 4Vue, which allows the display of four sources simultaneously on the screen, each of which is” normal “size for an average TV, so you can see each in normal quality next to each other.
An extremely useful case is the connection of four game consoles simultaneously to the same TV for a “split screen” experience in which each player can see his own “screen” at full resolution, without losing image quality.
Micro LED technology also allows for a truly “borderless” design, with Samsung MICRO LED TVs benefiting from a 99% screen / frame ratio. Samsung calls the shape of these TVs “Monolith design”. Of course, the experience is complemented by Majestic Sound, which provides 5.1-channel sound for a premium cinematic experience.
In addition to these ranges of high-end TVs, dedicated to those who want the best at the moment on the market, there is also the range of Lifestyle TVs, which Samsung also refreshed at CES 2021.
The Frame, a model that has been successful in the past, being a TV similar in design to a painting, easy to integrate on the wall of a living room (and not only), has received a new design. It retains the appearance of a “frame”, but now comes with a design twice as thin and is available in five different colors and two styles for the frame.
Then we have the The Terrace model, made for use in open spaces, on a terrace or in the garden, with high brightness, to be able to cope with sunlight and resistance to water and dust. Of course, The Sero is a new TV concept that can be rotated to display videos on social networks vertically, while The Premiere is a laser projector that can turn any room into a cinema, being equipped with a tailored sound system.
Also at CES were presented other new technologies from Samsung such as JetBot 90 AI +, a smart vacuum cleaner equipped with LiDAR sensor that can detect and avoid small objects in the house automatically, or Samsung Bot Care, a robot assistant that will use AI to help with certain tasks in daily life, being able to learn the user’s habits according to the daily schedule.
Last but not least, Samsung Bot Handy will be a kind of robot that can even handle certain objects in the house, being able to help clean or sort dirty dishes. It uses AI to recognize objects by shape, size, and weight and can thus apply the right level of force to interact with them.
Samsung also presented at CES new initiatives for the future, which will reduce pollution. For example, older Galaxy phones will be able to install a new software update that integrates them into the Galaxy Upcycling at Home program. Thus, outdated models in terms of performance can be transformed into smart home devices, such as an audio monitor for listening to sounds in a child’s room, or devices for controlling other Smart Home devices.
Finally, the company wants to use eco-friendly packaging on QLED series, UHD TVs, monitors and audio products, while the Solar Cell remote control completely abandons standard batteries. It integrates a battery that can be charged either from the sun or via a USB-C jack.
You can find all the details about the Samsung ads from CES 2021 on the official Samsung @ CES 2021 website: https://www.samsung.com/ro/explore/experiences/ces2021/.
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