In the current year 2021, Samsung apparently wants to start production of a QD OLED panel with a diagonal of 34 inches for PC monitors. That was confirmed by Joo-Sun Choi, head of Samsung’s display division, according to the South Korean website EDaily. Production will therefore begin parallel to the 55 and 65 inch panels for smart TVs.
EDaily quotes the Samsung display boss, according to which series production should start at the end of November 2021. Depending on how high the demand on the market is, you want to adjust the production capacity. The first PC monitors and smart TVs are expected from 2022 – the consumer electronics fair CES at the beginning of January is ideal for announcements. Samsung Display sells panels both to sister company Samsung Electronics and to third-party manufacturers.
Advance in notebooks
In 2021, Samsung has already ramped up the production of AMOLED panels with sizes of up to 16 inches, so that manufacturers have brought the first larger wave of OLED notebooks onto the market. The price comparison currently includes 94 models from Asus, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo, Razer, Samsung and Schenker – 80 of them from 2021.
The new QD-OLED production lines now use quantum dots instead of classic color filters in order to also generate green and red colors from the blue-shining organic luminescent layer.
PC monitors with OLED technology are still rare. Three models have reached the German market so far – the cheapest of these, Gigabytes Aorus FO48U, with a diagonal of almost 48 inches, however, is more similar to a television than a PC monitor. LG’s 32-inch UltraFine OLED Pro 32EP950, on the other hand, costs 3000 euros. Asus’ ProArt PQ22UC is hardly relevant for the mass market with a diagonal of 21.6 inches and prices from 4615 euros.