06 March 2020
Samsung Display has announced a new OLED display panel specifically optimized for 5G smartphones. This new display panel offers a couple of improvements over other OLED panels. These new changes are reduced blue light emission and lower power consumption in smartphones.
The new OLED display panel has received Eye Care Display certification by SGS. It is said to emit 6.5% blue light which Samsung is claiming to be the lowest in the industry. In comparison to the company's OLED panel released last year, there is a reduction of 1% which is a significant improvement. But if it is compared with LCD display panels, the reduction is a whopping 70%.
It further consumes 15% less power than previously released iterations. The power consumption test is said to have been conducted by taking pictures, viewing news and entertainment, and surfing over the internet. It simply means that the actual power consumption level will depend on a particular user's usage.
Jee-ho Baek, VP of mobile display team at Samsung Display said,
“5G is expanding into a rapidly commercialized ecosystem where consumers can be connected to 8K as well as 4K streaming services, cloud-based gaming content and infotainment networks, increasing mobile device usage everywhere. Our 5G-optimized OLED display is taking the lead in the 5G era with its crystal clear imagery, distinguished designs, economical power consumption, and increasingly eye-protective functionality.”
The first commercial usage of the new OLED display can be seen in the Galaxy S20 series. Samsung has not revealed plans about making the panel available to other OEMs. It is also unknown which other Samsung phones will be sporting the new and improved OLED panels.