Trendforce has announced the forecast for the global market of smart televisions using the Mini LED lighting technology: this segment will develop thanks to South Korean and Chinese brands.
The mini LED system, we recall, provides for the use of an array of tiny LEDs, which allows the use of local darkening tool due to the screen separation into zones with independent adjustment. The technology provides contrast at OLED at a significantly lower cost.
TrendForce analysts note that it is OLED televisions (organic LEDs) are associated with consumers with High-End class devices. However, the cost of such panels remains very high, and their only supplier in TV segment is LG Display.
Therefore, manufacturers of premium-level TVs focused on the development of mini LED. Such models have already presented the Korean company Samsung and LG, as well as Chinese TCL and Xiaomi.
For example, in the Samsung assortment there are mini LED panels in size from 55 to 85 inches diagonally with a 4K or 8K resolution. The backlight of these devices contains from 8,000 to 30,000 microscopic LEDs, and the number of zones varies from 500 to 2500. The contrast reaches 1,000,000: 1.
According to TrendForce forecasts this year, the global supplies of MINI LED TVs will be from 2.6 to 3.0 million units.