29 September 2021
Samsung Display has announced that it has begun mass production of 90Hz OLED display panels for laptops. This is not a surprise as the company first revealed its plans earlier this year. It has partnered with a number of OEMs but it will be Asus' 14-inch notebooks that will be the first ones to feature them.
We have seen high refresh rate display panels become a mainstream offering in smartphones. However, these are still reserved for high-end models when it comes to laptops. This is expected to change with Samsung committing to producing 90Hz OLED panels for laptops on a wide scale. We could see a wide range of laptops across different price points feature the high refresh rate panel.
One of the major needs for high refresh rate panels on laptops is related to gaming. As for OEM partners, these include the likes of Dell, HP, Asus, and Lenovo which are the major players in the PC market. The debut will take place with Asus ZenBook and VivoBook Pro models.
Here is Samsung Display's official statement:
“The 90Hz OLED panel offers more options for consumers who are looking to enjoy high-performance content on their laptops. With our innovative OLEDs, we’re further pioneering and leading the market in display technologies that offer superior image quality.”
Y.C. Chen, Vice GM at Asus said,
“The demand for laptops is increasing steadily as working from home and remote learning become the new norm. OLED displays can meet consumers’ various needs as they’re using laptops for school, virtual meetings, video streaming, gaming, and more.”