This is now further suggested by Samsung in a new press release for the global launch of its micro-LED TVs this year. The company does confirm its plan to adopt the innovative technology to other form factors including signage and smartwatches in addition to televisions. However, they haven't provided the narrowed timeline on when we can expect this to happen.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra or Watch 7 Ultra
But according to leaker Tech_Reve, Samsung may call its first smartwatch range with micro-LED the Galaxy Watch Ultra. This will coincide with the company's product portfolio strategy with the Ultra being the premium offering like the Galaxy S23 Ultra. And given the close competition with Apple, the Galaxy Watch Ultra will also put it in line with Apple's Watch Ultra (review) catalog.
Earlier this year, it was also reported that the Galaxy Watch 7 may be the first to sport a micro-LED screen. But with the current development, it appears the technology will be reserved first for the Ultra model eventually and that the non-Ultra Samsung smartwatches may keep using the OLED panels as the current Galaxy Watch 6 (review) does.
Micro-LED has numerous potentials and advantages over conventional OLED and LED screens. For example, it allows for thinner design in smartphones and tablets. The panels also exhibit much better image quality with higher luminance and deeper contrast. Micro-LED also tends to have a longer lifespan and has a higher power efficiency, but it is notably pricier to manufacture at the current state.
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