Chinese television manufacturer TCL will be unveiling the next generation of mini-LED technology for televisions in the run-up to CES 2020, which is set to take place from January 7 to 10. The company has pioneered and promoted this technology.
While LED screen technology is the most affordable for televisions, manufacturers have been exploring better options in an effort to offer better products. One such technology is mini-LED that is an evolutionary technology based on the popular LED-LCD technology.
With a traditional backlight, there are LEDs that ‘shine’ through the LCD layer of the TV, and that’s how you get your picture. Traditionally, the number of LEDs ranging from a dozen or so on a basic LED TV but can go up to a few hundred on some of the best full-array, local dimming sets…With our new mini-LED backlight, TCL has delivered a quantum leap in the number of LEDs, with more than 25,000 on the 75-inch 8-Series,” TCL explains.
The news was announced by TCL through a press release that states that the next-generation mini-LED technology will be revealed on January 6. TCL has put considerable resources into the development of mini-LED technology that is seen as an affordable alternative to OLED screen technology. The company, earlier this year, launched the TCL 8-series that is its first mini-LED TV series.
It’s not clear what changes TCL will bring to the table at CES when it displays TVs based on the next-generation of mini-LED technology. Perhaps even more LEDs or the company could simply be talking about supplementary features that work in conjunction with the backlight. We’ll have to wait and see. All TCL is really saying right now is that it will “raise the bar” during its unveiling.
Mini LED technology is interesting because it can produce brighter images than an OLED screen and without the side-effect of burn-in. OLED technology has made strides in preventing burn-in, but it is still a downside, particularly with watching bright, static content (news tickers, game HUDs, and channel logos, for example).
The Chinese television maker is present in India with many of its affordable television ranges that are available both online and offline. TCL recently launched its flagship P8M television in India, an 85-inch model running on the Android TV platform.