According to theverge, Samsung Display has announced that the main specifications of its new QD-OLED TVs have been revealed by the SGS certification company. According to SGS, the new panels can reach a brightness of 1,000 nits and can display more than 90% of the BT.2020 color gamut, both of which show significant improvements over current OLED TVs on the market known as WOLED.
These figures are in line with figures recently released by the YouTube channel LinusTechTips (LTT) with the support of Samsung Display. Importantly, these relatively impressive specifications have now been approved by an independent certification body.
Video LinusTechTip compares QD-OLED specifications with the LG G1 OLED, which featured the 2021 flagship Evo OLED panel. According to LTT, Samsung’s QD-OLED display receives approximately 200 nits of full-screen brightness, up from 1,000 nits in the 10% patch and 1,500 nits in the 3% patch. In contrast, a review of the LG G1’s Rtings website shows that the maximum brightness is 167 nits in full-screen brightness, 827 nits in 10% windows and 846 nits in 2% windows.
The new QD-OLED panels also have a much wider color gamut than the G1. While according to SGS reports, Samsung’s new panel can display more than 90% of the BT.2020 color space and 120% of the DCI-P3 color space, Artings reports that the G1 can only display about three-quarters of BT.2020 space and about 100% of Display DCI-P3 color space.
Importantly, the new Samsung Display panel seems to be achieving this goal without compromising the existing benefits of OLED displays. These include pure black, which does not emit any light, not to mention excellent viewing angles compared to conventional LCD TVs. In fact, SGS says the viewing angle of Samsung Display QD-OLEDs is even better than existing OLEDs, and it retains 80% brightness when viewed from a 60-degree angle compared to 53% for regular OLEDs.
All of these comparisons are made with LG’s flagship 2021, which is set to be replaced in 2022 with the launch of a new series of OLED TVs. LG Display has a new generation of OLED panels called OLED EX and its brightness level increases up to 30%. It remains to be seen whether these features will be enough to compete with Samsung’s new panels.
We still have to wait for the TVs to enter the market from both panels so that we can be completely sure of these figures; But a set of impressive results seems to be related to Samsung’s latest display technology, and its subsidiary, SamsungDisplay, is producing panels for various companies. Therefore, these panels do not only include Samsung TVs.
The question remains, when exactly will the new Samsung Display panels actually go on sale? Interestingly, Samsung does not use a QD-OLED panel in its first TV; Instead, Sony will use Samsung QD-OLED panel in Bravia XR A95K model. Meanwhile, Alienware is also building a QD-OLED computer monitor.