Samsung Display to Mass Produce 90Hz OLED Panels for Laptops Beginning March

Joanna Estrada
January 22, 2021

An OLED panel with excellent contrast and deep black levels, or a different display technology that can surpass 60Hz? Initially, Samsung Display will roll out its new displays in a 14-inch size but does not indicate when it might start shipping the same panels in larger sizes. It announced that it will mass produce these screens in the first quarter of 2021. Notebooks launched with OLED screens suffered from high power consumption and ghosting issues. Until now, however, OLED displays on laptops have been stuck at 60 Hz which means that scrolling, video playback and gaming can lack in smoothness. "Samsung Display tested blur length using the same motion picture of a fast driving vehicle and found that the image drag of 90Hz OLED and 120Hz high refresh rate LCD screens is 0.9mm and 1mm, respectively", the company said. The Samsung subsidiary remains one of the biggest suppliers of OLED displays, and now it is all set to bring the new tech to laptops. As such, the new refresh rate updates changes in motion more often, allowing for smoother-looking visuals that appear virtually seamless to the viewer. LCD displays, however, which still feature quite heavily on laptops, can offer substantially higher refresh rates while still delivering a high quality viewing experience.

Samsung Display tested blur length using the same motion picture of a fast driving auto and found that the image drag of 90Hz OLED and 120Hz high refresh rate LCD screens is 0.9mm and 1mm, respectively. We've seen mobile displays quickly adopt higher refresh rates, so it's about time we see the same in other portable devices.

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