Tonight during its annual First Look Event, Samsung debuted a real humdinger of a product: a 146-inch modular TV called "The Wall." And allegedly, this monster is aimed at consumers.
With no price and hazy details, "The Wall" certainly sounds like the average CES vaporware. After all, in past years we've seen 110-inch screens and bendable mechanical displays that never came to market. But Samsung’s Dave Das, SVP of Consumer Electronics, confirmed that this is indeed a consumer-oriented product and will ship later in modular status.
Modular really means modular in this case. Consumers may be able to buy pieces of The Wall to build a TV that's sized to their custom specifications. The initial package is likely going to build a 146-inch TV, and may then be able to be modified by the user.
However, there's no denying that The Wall looks pretty smooth for apparently snapping together. Unlike previous modular TVs, there's no seams or visible snapping together spots, making for a final project that certainly looks like a full, singular produced TV. Samsung is calling this technology "MicroLED," and who knows where it will crop up in the future.
MicroLED is apparently similar to OLED but can be built to much bigger/smaller sizes than OLED, despite that the LED pixels are self emitting like OLED.
Pricing and availability haven't been announced yet, but we're definitely hoping Samsung actually brings this gargantuan block monster to market, at least so we can get it into the lab for oohs and ahhs.