23 January 2019
Samsung Display has officially announced the world's first 4K OLED laptop display panel. It was initially rumored to make the announcement at this year's CES event in Las Vegas but for some reason, it did not happen. But the good news is that the team has not only unveiled the panel, it will also be starting the mass production from mid-February.
The newly unveiled Samsung 4K OLED laptop display panel is 15.6-inches in size which is one of the most important things. It means it can be used for all types of notebooks. It is compatible with VESA's latest DisplayHDR True Black specifications which should deliver "black color that is hundred times richer" than the older HDR standard. It is said to make black look blacker and white look whiter by offering high-contrast as a human eye.
The panel features brightness level as high as 600 nits and a dynamic contrast ratio of 120,000:1. It meets DCI-P3 standard and is capable of providing over 3.4 million colors. This should help in a superior video streaming experience. Overall, users can expect to get a high-quality video consumption experience.
Jae-nam Yun, Samsung Display's marketing team head said,
“Our 15.6-inch UHD OLED panel provides the most suitable display solutions for carry-on IT devices with outstanding HDR enhancements, unparalleled color reproduction and much-improved outdoor visibility. We have no doubt that our new OLED display will offer a much superior visual experience to notebook users worldwide."
Samsung will start mass producing 4K OLED laptop display panels starting mid-February. It did not mention any specific laptop brand partners but said that we should be seeing the display arriving in premium laptops first.