Samsung has announced its 15.6-inch OLED monitor for notebooks. The Ultra-HD display features very advanced specs, will go into mass production next month, and will be used by leading makers of high-end notebooks later this year.
The Samsung 15.6-inch OLED monitor for notebooks relies on an Ultra-HD (3840×2160) OLED panel that boasts with a brightness level ranging from 0.0005 to 600 nits, a dynamic contrast ratio of 120,000:1, a very low response time, and wide horizontal viewing angles. The display can reproduce 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, which is considerably more more accurate when compared to LCDs available today. Furthermore, the monitor carries VESA’s DisplayHDR True Black badge thus supporting at least HDR10 spec.
|Specifications of Samsung's 15.6-Inch OLED Panel|
|Native Resolution||3840 × 2160|
|Maximum Refresh Rate||?|
|Brightness||0.0005 to 600 cd/m²|
|HDR||DisplayHDR True Black, HDR10|
|Pixel Pitch||0.0899 mm²|
|Pixel Density||282 ppi|
|Color Gamut Support||DCI-P3: 100%|
|Mass Production Start||Mid-February-2019|
An added bonus of any OLED monitor are very narrow display bezels, which will enable makers of notebooks to further miniaturize their 15.6-inch class laptops. In the meantime, keep in mind that the OLED technology is not ideal and has its own weaknesses, including off-axis color shifting, ghosting, burn-in, and other. So, only time will tell how good the new display from Samsung is.
Samsung will start mass production of its 15.6-inch OLED monitors for laptops in mid-February, so expect actual notebooks that use the display to hot the market later this year.
Back at CES, Lenovo and HP announced plans to use 15.6-inch AMOLED panels with their premium laptops in 2019, but did not confirm the source of their monitors.