From the report, it would appear that the Korean Tech Giant hopes to finish their version of the technology’s development cycle by the end of 2023. That means that hoping to see a real demo this year is probably unwise, but next year does seem optimistic.
According to the publication, the Samsung Display team is already hard at work, and their research may extend to cover other mobile displays too. Last year, Samsung did go on record stating that they believe the MicroLED technology is a much better fit for AR and VR when compared to the currently utilized OLED.
What is the advantage of MicroLED displays?
Oh, and MicroLED technology is more resistant to hot and cold temperatures, making them a logical fit for smaller devices. Oftentimes with beefier hardware means cooling issues, and a screen that gets quite warm, so maybe MicroLED will offer a solution to that issue.
While all that does sound incredibly nice, we all know how these stories go, and there is always a catch. So, what is it this time? Well, basically MicroLED is difficult to manufacture and way more expensive than OLED. That, however, won’t dissuade Samsung from giving its best to achieve the set goal of creating an affordable and commercially viable MicroLED watch screen by 2024.
It is quite apt that this news breaks just as Apple announced their intention to see the Apple Watch fitted with a MicroLED screen by 2025. Is this the start of the latest tech-race or a sign for a brand new partnership? Only time will tell, and whatever it turns out to be, we can’t wait to see the tech it will result in.