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Samsung will present the first 4K OLED laptop panels at CES 2019

Most notebook manufacturers are expected to switch to OLED panels next year.

  • Published: December 4, 2018 12:49 PM IST
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Samsung could present the first laptop equipped with a 4K OLED panel at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019, reveals a new report by Korean media. It is mentioned that the new panels are made by the Samsung Display division and will measure 13.3 inches / 14 inches / 15.6 inches.  Currently, Samsung Display is in talks to have a deal with HP, Dell, and Lenovo, which also plan to release their laptops with similar screens tech.

Production has already begun at the Samsung A2 factory, where small glass-based OLED smartphone displays were previously being produced. OLED technology involves the use of organic LEDs. Such panels have several advantages compared to traditional LCD screens. Organic LEDs emit light independently, which means they do not need illumination. In addition, these displays can boast a small thickness.

The new panels will have a high-resolution 4K display, a low level of blue filter color (better for long-usage and help with eye-strain issues), wide viewing angles and very narrow display frames. With bright colors and good contrast, OLED-panels guarantee minimal energy consumption and are very thin in size. Also, analysts have believed that 4K OLED panel is the future of laptop display tech and Samsung could be the one to have it first.

According to GizmoChina, most notebook manufacturers will use OLED displays panels on their laptops in the coming year, as the difference in price between LCDs and OLED displays is said to be paying off with quality and demand in the market. For example, the Samsung 15.6-inch LCD display costs $50 – $60 less than the same OLED display. On the other hand, manufacturers can double or even triple the cost of their high-end models by switching to an OLED panel. As a result, OLED panels will increasingly be used in premium notebook models. And this, in turn, will add them another competitive advantage.

  • Published Date: December 4, 2018 12:49 PM IST