LG, the known consumer electronics maker, is launching a new TV. But it isn’t just a regular high end OLED TV, but a humongous 163 inch TV that has been dubbed as the Magnit, which sports a microLED panel.
The LG Magnit is the company’s first TV with a microLED display that is promised to offer “groundbreaking picture quality and durability.” It will be available in markets like the US, Europe, and a few others soon.
For those unaware, microLED is a new breed of displays, which are similar to the OLED panels found in many TVs and smartphones but work with pixels that are a lot smaller. These pixels can be up to 100 times smaller, which should offer clearer images, better color reproduction, and better visibility from different angles.
The South Korean tech giant also highlighted the “Black Coating” that it has applied on its microLEDs. This apparently will help in protecting the panel from damages and dust, while also helping in reducing reflections on the screen. The Magnit is run by the LG webOS, which also supports the Alpha AI imaging processor that will help optimize the images being displayed.
Notably, LG isn’t exactly targetting the broad consumer market with Magnit. Due to its enormous size, it will likely be used in more commercial sectors like hotels or other large corporate lobbies and more.
Furthermore, microLED panels are also expensive, however, with the technology being available in the market, we can expect a shift to the newer generation of displays taking place within the arriving next few years. In other words, there will be a day where TVs with microLEDs will become a lot more common and affordable.