2017 OLED TVs will use a new pixel structure to make the picture brighter, hitting levels of over 1000 nits in peak brightness, and at the same time be more energy efficient, according to OLEDnet.com. LG.Display is supplying panels to several TV manufacturers.
Brighter OLED TVs in 2017
LG.Display is a subsidiary company and the display division under LG. At the International Display Workshops conference the company announced that it has made further improvements to OLED display technology.
LG.Display will switch from a 2-layer pixel structure to a 3-layer structure. This will supposedly make the display panels 20% more power efficient and allow them to reach more than 1000 nits in peak brightness in 2017
Update 10.01.2017: LG.Display actually switched to a 3 stack structure in 2016, which was the "tick "- 2017 is the "tock" year where further improvements will be introduced, according to LG at CES 2017).
For comparison 2015 OLED TVs came in at approximately 400 nits and 2016 OLED TVs at 700 nits. The brightest LCD TV in 2016 - the Sony ZD9 - was capable of outputting 1600-1800 nits peak brightness whereas most other LCD TVs could output peak brightness ranging from 300 to 1200 nits.
LG.Display is also developing OLED technology for lighting solutions. The same 3-layer structure can be used to improve energy efficiency and increase brightness.
LG Display: OLED panel supplier
LG.Display supplies OLED display panels to a range of companies, including of course LG that typically gets priority access to the latest and greatest.
In 2015, Panasonic introduced its first OLED TV based on an LG.Display panel. In 2016, Philips, Loewe, and other companies jumped on the bandwagon. In 2017, Sony will reportedly release 55 and 65-inch OLED TVs based on LG.Display’s panels. Bang & Olufsen has also confirmed that it is planning to launch an OLED TV in 2017.
LG will unveil its 2017 TV line-up at CES 2017 next week. FlatpanelsHD will be in Las Vegas for the event.