Samsung’s 1.000-inch, 120Hz 8K microLED display available in August

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Samsung has announced that The Wall 2021 will ship as early as August. The advanced microLED screen achieves a peak brightness of 1,600 nits, a frame rate of 120 Hz and a resolution of up to 8K – or even more, at extreme aspect ratios.

Samsung’s The Wall 2021 was officially announced back in July, and now the company has finally commented on availability – the two models with a pixel pitch of 1.2 millimeters (IW012A) and 1.6 millimeters (IW016A) will start shipping later in August, while the top model with a pixel pitch of 0.8 millimeters is expected to start shipping in the first quarter of 2022.

Like the predecessor model, The Wall 2021 is exclusively aimed at business customers, so Samsung did not provide details about the prices. However, the screen will probably not be cheap, as a look at the technology shows. The Wall 2021 is one of the first commercially available microLED displays. Unlike conventional LCDs or mini-LED displays, this screen technology does not rely on a backlight and a panel; instead, each individual pixel consists of an RGB LED.

In the case of The Wall, this results in a peak brightness of 1,600 nits, a frame rate of 120 Hz, and a resolution of up to 8K in the regular 16:9 aspect ratio, or a maximum of 15,360 x 2,160 pixels in ultra-wide arrangements. Like its predecessor, The Wall 2021 is modular, so customers can also mount the monitor in an L-shape, concave, convex or angled. A micro AI processor can scale the image to 8K, increase contrast and minimize noise.

 

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