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Samsung Display starts mass production of 90Hz OLED laptop panels

16 Sep 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |

In addition to the much higher contrast and improved color, Samsung Display says that its new 90Hz OLED panel is even faster than a 120Hz LCD panel. Asus is the first partner.

90Hz OLED for laptops

Expect to see much better and faster displays in laptops and tablets from multiple brands in the near future. Samsung Display, the company's display manufacturing arm, has started mass production of 90Hz OLED panels for laptops. The first version is a 14-inch 90Hz OLED panel that is featured in the new Asus Vivobook Pro, which is also the first to achieve 'DisplayHDR True Black 600' certification. Samsung Display has also started mass production of a 16-inch 4K OLED panel (60Hz) for laptops.

90Hz OLED panel

Asus Vivobook Pro is the first device to use Samsung Display's 90Hz OLED panel

Refresh rate denotes the number of times per second that a display refreshes with a new image. With 90Hz refresh rate, it can show 90 new images every second for even sharper and smoother motion. However, as refresh rate only denotes the rate of refresh, the display's response time – the time it takes to get the pixel to respond to the refresh command – also plays an important role. - "An OLED panel responds much faster than an LCD panel and can display a more natural-looking image with a lower refresh rate than an LCD panel. According to Samsung Display’s internal tests, its 90Hz OLED panel showed a blur length of 0.9mm, a 10 percent improvement when compared to a 120Hz LCD panel’s blur length in video playback. Shorter blur length means less motion blur and clearer movement when watching videos," the company explained. Most laptops and tablets continue to use LCD panels, with some high-end devices employing miniLED for less granular backlight control behind the LCD panel. MiniLED LCDs continue to suffer from heavy blooming and other limitations. While LG Display is the sole supplier of OLED TV panels, Samsung Display is the world's largest supplier of OLED panels for small-to-midsize devices. Samsung Display has been supplying OLED panels to Apple, Asus, Dell, Lenovo, HP, Samsung Electronics, and many others. - Source: Samsung Display

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