Samsung Display to Begin Production of a 34″ QD-OLED Panel for Monitor Usage

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There isn’t a great deal of information about this yet, but apparently Samsung Display’s CEO has shared plans internally within the company to begin production on a range of new QD-OLED panels at the end of November, those being OLED technology combined with a Quantum Dot film. Reported first by Edaily Korea, there are expected to be 55″ and 65″ sized QD-OLED panels for the TV space, but most interesting to us is the announcement of an expected 34″ sized panel for monitor applications.

What is QD-OLED?

Earlier this year in August we brought you details about this emerging panel technology. It uses organic OLED material as the light source and Quantum Dot (QD) material as a film. It will be more similar to Samsung’s own AMOLED used for mobile phones and LG’s OLED TVs and will mark the company’s return to the OLED segment.

Quantum Dots are very small semiconductor crystals that emit their own light, they create a wider variety of colors at wider angles. You might be familiar with QD technology being used in the desktop monitor market where a special coating (Quantum Dot coating) is often added to an LCD backlight to provide enhanced colours and wide colour gamut. In Samsung’s QD Display tech these are combined with a blue self-luminescent OLED layer (can also be Micro LED in the future), without the need for a backlight, allowing for the creation of rich colours and pixel level lighting and dimming capabilities. Benefits include:

  • Super fast response times
  • Pixel level dimming
  • True Blacks and 1 million:1 contrast ratio
  • Images that feel brighter than they actually are
  • Reduction of harmful blue light
  • Wide colour gamut and volume
  • Wide Viewing Angles
  • Anti Reflection Coating

More information about all the features of this technology can be found in our previous article here.

Production Expected to Start on 30th November 2021

“QD Display will mass-produce and release 65-inch and 55-inch TVs and 34-inch monitors, and decide whether to increase production based on market reaction,” the Edaily Korea report quoted Samsung Display CEO Choi Joo-sun as having told employees internally. This production is touted as starting from 30th November 2021 which may mean we see the first 34″ monitors using an OLED panel available later next year.

More information is expected to be unveiled at CES 2022 in January. We will update this news piece when we have more information

Update 24/5/22 – Reviews and news of monitors using this panel!

Check out our full review of the Dell Alienware AW3423DW here which is the first screen released using this new 34″ ultrawide QD-OLED panel. You may also want to check out news of other announced screens including the Samsung Odyssey G8QNB and MSI MEG 342C based on this panel.

Source: Edaily Korea

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