Samsung Display Co. Ltd., the display panel manufacturing arm of South Korean tech giant Samsung Group, has reportedly announced that it will launch its QD OLED TV displays, in two sizes, and a monitor display by the middle of this year.
The announcement, which was made at the media preview of CES 2022, marks an end to industry speculations regarding the commercial debut of the tech giant’s next-gen displays.
Samsung Display is showcasing a number of its new and innovative products as well as prototypes to customers in a private booth at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), being held in Las Vegas from 5th to 7th January.
The QD OLED TV display panels, available in 65-inch and 55-inch sizes, along with 34-inch sized monitor panels, will be released in the next 6 months, the company has stated.
Samsung will also unveil a variety of double-bending, foldable, and roll-able QD display panels for smartphones, such as the Flex S and Flex G.
Flex S is able to fold in and out in an S-shaped curve, and Flex Note comes with a foldable 17.3-inch display panel that can be optimized in portable devices, such as notebooks. Flex Slidable can be used as a 7.3-inch tablet with a horizontally extending screen.
The new panels by Samsung Display make use of self-emitting quantum dot (QD) technology, which according to the company will offer higher resolution and better picture quality with life-like visuals, unlike conventional OLED display panels based on Diamond Pixel technology.
The technology was first introduced in 2013 for the OLED panel utilized in the Galaxy S4 series which, the company said, has become the standard structure for all of its OLED panels.
The global premium TV market is expected to see serious competition with the launch of the QD OLED panels, currently dominated by Samsung’s domestic rival LG Electronics Inc., with 60% sales in the high-end OLED TV market, whereas Samsung Electronics Co. leads the global TV market with 30% sales.