Samsung Show’s new QD-OLED TV panels can hit 2,000 nits of peak brightness


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Samsung Display’s ultra-wide 49-inch QD-OLED panel.

Though Samsung is but to formally reveal its lineup of QD-OLED TVs for the yr, its show division has simply teased a few key specs: a most peak brightness of two,000 nits, and a rise in energy effectivity of as much as 25 p.c.

2,000 nits of peak brightness is round double what Samsung’s debut QD-OLED TV, the S95B, was in a position to put out final yr. It additionally seems to be greater than the 1,800 nits that an LG spokesperson informed FlatPanelsHD that its 2023 G3 mannequin ought to be capable of attain (though LG’s TV could go greater relying on precise image settings). 

Though peak brightness isn’t the be-all-and-end-all of image high quality, brighter screens have a tendency to supply higher HDR with extra influence and vibrancy. And in the event that they’re in a position to maintain this brightness over a big portion of the display, it might additionally make Samsung’s new TVs extra viable to be used in brilliant rooms, the place dimmer OLED fashions can undergo from extreme reflections and customarily poor visibility. A peak brightness of two,000 nits would put Samsung Show’s new QD-OLED panels in the identical ballpark as a brilliant Mini LED TV like Hisense’s U8H.

Samsung Display’s ultra-wide 49-inch QD-OLED panel.

Samsung Show’s ultra-wide 49-inch QD-OLED for screens.
Picture: Samsung Show

Samsung Show says it’s been in a position to push the brightness of its Quantum Dot OLED (aka QD-OLED) panels additional this yr due to a mixture of a brand new brightness optimization algorithm and a brand new materials. The corporate’s press launch says the IntelliSense AI algorithm “collects info on every pixel in real-time and makes use of it to exactly management mild” whereas the HyperEfficient EL materials makes the TV’s blue emitting layer extra environment friendly and therefore brighter and clearer.

Along with being brighter, Samsung Show’s QD-OLED panels are actually accessible in a greater diversity of sizes. There are the 34-, 55-, and 65-inch panel sizes that we noticed seem in final yr’s screens and TVs, however this yr they’re joined by a bigger 77-inch TV panel that was initially teased in September. There’s additionally an ultrawide 49-inch QD-OLED panel that’s set to seem in Samsung’s new Odyssey G95SC monitor.

There’s no phrase on pricing, availability, and even the mannequin numbers of the TVs that these panels are anticipated to seem in. But when Samsung’s 2,000 nit promise is reflective of the real-world brightness of its newest TVs, then 2023 may even see one of many key points which have plagued OLED TVs for years lastly addressed.

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