Wednesday January 23, 2019

Samsung Announces World's First 15.6-Inch UHD OLED Displays for Notebooks

Samsung Display has announced that it has created the world's first 15.6-inch ultra-high definition (UHD) OLED display for the premium notebook/laptop market. Mass production of the panels begins mid-February. The displays will feature a 3840 x 2160 resolution, HDR and will be optimized for gaming, graphic design and video streaming. The new panel features a brightness level ranging from 0.0005 to 600 nits, and a dynamic contrast ratio of 120,000:1.

This allows the screens to produce black color that is 200 times darker and whites twice as bright as a conventional LCD. Combined with the ability to display 3.4 million colors (double that of similarly sized LCD panels), the UHD displays will maximize the HDR experience for users. Outdoor visibility is remarkably improved with 1.7 times higher color volume compared to LCDs of similar size, which improves the clarity of outside viewing while also reducing imagery degradation outdoors. The new displays are thinner and slimmer than a LCD display for added convenience and mobility.

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"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," said Jae-nam Yun, head of the marketing team at Samsung Display. Samsung Display emphasized that its 15.6-inch UHD OLED panel meets the latest DisplayHDR True Black specification released by VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association). With black color that is a hundred times richer than the previous HDR standard, Samsung Display's newest panel brings a very significant enhancement to HDR, in depicting high-contrast almost as well as the human eye, making black imagery blacker and white images whiter.