2 days left! Order your S24/S24+ or Galaxy S24 Ultra, claim double storage for free!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission.

Notifications
    News for you

    Samsung hints at Micro LED displays for future Galaxy Watches

    Watch
    By 

    Last updated: October 16th, 2023 at 19:18 UTC+02:00

    After pioneering OLED screens in laptops, smartphones, tablets, TVs, and wearables, Samsung is now working on the next big groundbreaking display technology: Micro LED. The South Korean firm has already released Micro LED TVs to bring the best of both OLEDs and LCDs. However, the company is looking to bring Micro LED to smartwatches.

    In a press release published earlier today by Samsung Korea, the company said that Samsung Electronics is considering using Micro LED panels for smartwatches and signage displays in the future. A rumor claims that Samsung is planning to launch a ‘Galaxy Watch Ultra' model, similar to the Apple Watch Ultra, and it would be the company's first smartwatch to use a Micro LED screen. Even Apple is rumored to be working on an upcoming version of Apple Watch Ultra with a Micro LED screen.

    Samsung Micro LED Pixel Structure

    Micro LED screens use LED elements that are smaller than 50µm, which is only 10% of the size of the LED element used in general 100-inch high-resolution TVs or digital signage displays. In addition, the RGB (Red, Green, Blue) elements used in Micro LED screens are made of inorganic materials, so there is no burn-in issue (like in OLEDs), and they can stably maintain excellent brightness and image quality for over 100,000 hours.

    Such Micro LED screens offer OLED-like pure blacks and an almost infinite contrast ratio while offering LCD-like (or even higher) brightness without suffering from pixel burn-in. Read our explainer article about Micro LED screens and watch our hands-on with a 140-inch Samsung Micro LED TV below. This offers perfect display technology and excellent picture quality on smartwatches.

    Author's Note: Samsung's Galaxy Watches have always used OLED screens. While earlier Galaxy Watches suffered from brightness and burn-in issues, technology has evolved over the past few years. Current-generation Galaxy Watches have excellent picture quality and brightness, reaching as high as 2,000 nits in the Galaxy Watch 6.

    If Samsung successfully implements Micro LED screens, we could see smartwatch displays reaching even higher peak brightness, completely eradicating sunlight legibility issues. However, such Micro LED screens are also quite pricey. Samsung's Micro LED TVs are so costly that only a few people in the world can afford them right now. So, it remains to be seen how costly Samsung's first Galaxy Watches with Micro LED screens turn out to be.

    DisplayWatch micro-LEDMicroLEDSamsung Display

    You might also like

    Galaxy S24 brings display improvement that Samsung didn’t talk about

    Galaxy S24 brings display improvement that Samsung didn’t talk about

    Samsung brought massive improvements to the displays with the Galaxy S24 series. The screens on all three phones in the lineup—Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+, and Galaxy S24 Ultra—are brighter and more power-efficient. The displays can reach a peak brightness of up to 2,600 nits. The screens on the Galaxy S24 and the Galaxy S24+ can […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 4 days ago
    Las Vegas Raiders stadium has 66,000 square feet of Samsung LED

    Las Vegas Raiders stadium has 66,000 square feet of Samsung LED

    Samsung Electronics technologies have lit up the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas — home of the Las Vegas Raiders professional football team. The tech giant signed an exclusivity deal with the Raiders and announced today that the Allegiant Stadium now boasts the largest outdoor stadium marquee in professional football. It has an area of 27,600 […]

    • By Mihai Matei
    • 5 days ago
    Six new MSI QD-OLED gaming monitors showcased at CES 2024

    Six new MSI QD-OLED gaming monitors showcased at CES 2024

    In November 2023, MSI unveiled six monitors focused on gaming that use QD-OLED display panels from Samsung Display: MAG 271QPX, MPG 271QRX, MAG 321UPX, MPG 321URX, MAG 341CQP, and MPG 491CQP. At CES 2024, the company revealed more details about the products along with demonstrating them. Let’s take a look at what these gaming monitors […]

    • By Abid Iqbal Shaik
    • 2 weeks ago
    [Video] We went hands-on with Samsung’s giant 140-inch Micro LED TV

    [Video] We went hands-on with Samsung’s giant 140-inch Micro LED TV

    CES 2024, which happened a few days ago, was filled with giant TVs. And some of the biggest and most impressive TVs were showcased by Samsung. Apart from its new QLED and Neo QLED TV lineups that feature up to 98-inch sizes, Samsung also had some impressively giant 140-inch TVs at its booth, and we […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 2 weeks ago
    [Video] We checked out Samsung’s new QD-OLED gaming monitors at CES 2024

    [Video] We checked out Samsung’s new QD-OLED gaming monitors at CES 2024

    Ahead of the ongoing CES 2024 expo, Samsung unveiled its new lineup of Odyssey OLED gaming monitors. They include newer sizes and form factors. The new OLED gaming monitor lineup includes the Odyssey OLED G6, Odyssey OLED G8, and the Odyssey OLED G9, and we had the chance to experience them in person during our […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 3 weeks ago
    Samsung’s new QD-OLED TV screens have 3,000 nits peak brightness

    Samsung’s new QD-OLED TV screens have 3,000 nits peak brightness

    Yesterday, Samsung unveiled its new QD-OLED TVs: S85D, S90D, and S95D. They feature higher brightness, better colors, and several AI-powered features to improve picture quality. Some of those TVs use Samsung Display's third-generation QD-OLED panels, and the company has now detailed them. Samsung's third-generation QD-OLED panels have higher brightness and refresh rate Samsung's third-generation QD-OLED […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 3 weeks ago