While Samsung makes some killer QLED TVs, there’s not a lot of room for improvement in the underlying technology. The micro LED technology offers image quality similar to that of OLEDs, featuring perfect blacks, but with much higher brightness and no burn-in issues. A lot of TV brands, including Samsung, are expected to slowly shift to micro LED technology for their high-end models soon.
According to a new report, Samsung will launch its micro LED TVs in the second half of 2020. It is planning to partner with Taiwanese brand Epistar, which makes epitaxial wafers and chips, for the supply of micro LED chips. Epistar is a shareholder of PlayNitride, which is currently the exclusive micro LED chip supplier for Samsung. If the deal goes through, Epistar and PlayNitride will team up to supply micro LED chips to Samsung for its TVs.