Samsung unveils the first 15.6-inch 4K OLED display for premium notebooks

The new 4K OLED panel is said to enter mass production by mid-February and arrive on laptops by March.

Samsung is known for making stunning displays, be it on their TVs or their smartphones and the South Korean giant is now ready to pack in a 4K OLED panels into laptops.

Samsung Display today announced in a blog post that the company had successfully made the world’s first 15.6-inch UHD OLED panel for laptops. What's even bigger news is that the panel will be ready for mass production by mid-February. This means that we might see laptops rocking the new UHD panel by March.

Samsung Display's 15.6-inch 4K OLED display on a working prototype. Image: Samsung Display

Samsung Display's 15.6-inch 4K OLED display on a working prototype. Image: Samsung Display

In a statement, Samsung Display said the displays have a high resolution, low blue light, and a wide viewing angle, allowing it to tackle the premium segment. The company added that the new UHD OLED laptop display also meets the DisplayHDR True Black specification, released by VESA.

Samsung also says the new UHD OLED panel comes with a 1.7-times higher colour volume compared to LCD panels of a similar size, capable of displaying 3.4 million colours and meeting the DCI-P3 colour gamut.

Talking more numbers, Samsung's 4K OLED laptop display panel is claimed to have a brightness level ranging from 0.0005 to 600 nits and a dynamic contrast ratio of 120,000:1. When compared to LCDs, Samsung says the blacks appear 200 times darker and whites twice as bright. Those are pretty big claims but knowing how Samsung is with displays, one wouldn't be too surprised.

The company mentioned that the new OLED panels are thinner and more energy efficient than their LCD products, although they can be more expensive by roughly $50 to $60 (approximately Rs 3,600 to Rs 4,300) than a comparable LCD panel.

Samsung hasn't stated which manufacturers will be the first to use its 15.6-inch 4K OLED laptop display in their products, but we can expect it to land on the premium models from the likes of Lenovo and Dell or HP soon enough.

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