South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly planning to launch 8K MiniLED and 4K OLED TVs next year.
Samsung’s MicroLED TVs are on the high end of the market, but the company only makes a small number of them to meet demand from its most affluent customers. They have yet to be created in sufficient quantities to scale down to other portions, though this could be due to cost considerations. The highest tier is the 8K Neo QLED TV, followed by 4K OLED TVs. Samsung Display will provide the display technology for the Neo QLED, and it is expected that the OLED technology will be capable of giving 8K resolution, while Samsung will limit the OLED to 4K, which will be created by LG Display.
The 8K MiniLED TV will be the most expensive of the bunch, and it will be branded as Neo QLED TV. Samsung Display will provide the display technology for the Neo QLED, and it is predicted that the OLED technology will be capable of giving 8K resolution, according to GizmoChina.
The Neo QLED 4K is also included in the TV lineup for 2022. Samsung estimates that the 8K QLED will sell 3 million devices and the 4K variants will sell up to 2 million. In order to meet its sales targets, Samsung is in talks with LG Display to purchase up to 2 million W-OLED 4K panels. Although it remains to be seen what marketing strategy is in place to promote the company’s ambitions, it is predicted that the cheaper OLED TVs would have stronger demand than the QLED.
Samsung Display, the company’s display division, is also expanding its capacity to create OLED panels. As a result, the Samsung-LG partnership will most certainly cease in 2024, when Samsung will have begun making these panels.