CES always brings some surprises, and at its recent First Look event, Samsung gave a sneak peek of the world’s first see-through MicroLED display.
While there’s still no word on how much it cost or when it will be in stores, Samsung showed off three different see-through micro LED displays with unique designs. Two of them had tinted glass, which helps you focus on the display without being distracted by things behind it. The third one was as clear as regular glass and had no visible frame. While it’s exciting, we’re still waiting to see when this cool tech will be affordable and available for everyone.
Samsung’s Innovative Transparent Micro OLED Displays
When you see Samsung’s transparent micro OLED displays in real life, it’s difficult to explain the effect. The content appears almost like a hologram, hovering in the air.
The demo units stand on their own and are just about a centimeter thick, creating the illusion of a floating screen. Thanks to the high pixel density of micro LEDs, the images are super sharp. Samsung has shared only one vertical video with lively music so far, but hopefully, it gives you a glimpse of what we experienced.
As per information from a Samsung and a spokesperson, transparent MicroLED displays, having greater brightness than transparent OLED panels, are less affected by ambient light.
However, the drawback is that Samsung’s current lineup of non-transparent MicroLED TVs is priced at $150,000 for a 110-inch model, indicating that it might take a considerable amount of time before these new displays become reasonably affordable.
Samsung unveiled the first transparent MicroLED display at CES, showcasing three versions with distinct designs. The real-life impact of transparent micro OLED displays is akin to holograms, floating in the air with sharp images. Despite advantages over OLED, the high cost of current non-transparent MicroLED TVs signals a wait for affordability.