MicroLED vs OLED: The future of TV display Technology

With MicroLED TVs getting commercial, let’s see how the new technology compares against OLED displays. 

With the new MicroLED being launched recently in South Korea, OLED TVs might become obsolete in the near future. The technology for MicroLED display is the next huge leap and nothing in the world of technology is constant.

Samsung’s 110 inches MicroLED TV will have a huge price in the new market and the demand for it, however, is none smaller. The MicroLED display TV will enter the international markets in the first half of 2021 and will come in various sizes. The cost of the TV with the size will differ.

OLED TV has been dominating the television market for quite some time now and this is likely to change in the coming years. 

OLED v/s MicroLED: Comparing New Display Technology

The MicroLED TV which was dubbed as ‘The Wall’ has ‘lifelike’ picture quality. Although the MicroLED and OLED have much in common such as self-emission, the purest of blacks, and impressive color contrast, the MicroLED still has better features.

The MicroLED is brighter as compared to OLED and is much more stable. The MicroLED is made of inorganic materials which makes it more durable and is expected to last 100,000 hours or at least a decade while the OLED has 46,000 to 230,000 hours. The OLED TV’s blue light is even shorter-lived which comes to 14,000 hours. The picture quality of OLED reduces as it ages. The OLED TV has more chances of burn-in which can result in a ghost image being stuck on the display of the OLED.

Moreover, the MicroLED does not suffer from self decay issues like the OLED, which has self decay issues where each pixel will suffer from it with varying timelines. 

The audio for the MicroLED TV is as extraordinary as its visuals and has an embedded Majestic Sound System which provides 5.1 channel sound without any external speaker. Apart from that it also has the Object Tracking Sound Pro feature which identifies the objects moving on the screen and can project the sound to follow the action which will enable the viewers to see and hear the sound as if it was taking place in the same room. OLED on the other hand does not have that kind of sound system. The OLED has built-in speakers and brings out good audio providing equally good soundstage. 

Micro-LED displays pixel array compared to OLED

The smart features in both MicroLED and OLED are impressive. The TVs today must have smart features which are now a necessity for the television industry. One of the features that stand out in MicroLED is that the viewer can easily watch more than two channels simultaneously and the screen can be split into four different channels – movies, games, sports, music, etc all at once. The OLED has a similar screen split feature but the OLED has a dual split feature where the viewers can watch up to two different channels simultaneously.

Price of the MicroLED and OLED TVs

The MicroLED and OLED TV have a massive price difference. The MicroLED has just been launched and is yet to come into the international markets. The current price of the MicroLED is 170 Million Won (Rs.1,15,09,812.60) in South Korea where it has been launched for the first time a few days back. Since the OLED has been on the market for a few years now, the price even if it is high, it is still way lower than the current price of the MicroLED.

The OLED TV price is different according to the size of the TV – LG 55-inches OLED 4K TV is INR. 327,190. While the OLED might become obsolete the price for the same will go down. Samsung also claimed that the price of the MicroLED will reduce with varying sizes and the availability of the MicroLED TVs.

Even though the price of the MicroLED is still comparatively high, the demand for it is expected to be high as that will become the next-new technology for televisions. The MicroLED technology will change the standards for television display technology.



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