Samsung Display will start mass production of 49- and 77-inch QD-OLED TV panels next year, according to market research firm DSCC in a Korean report from Chosun Biz.
Samsung Display is currently mass producing 55- and 65-inch QD-OLED TV panels for the Samsung S95B and Sony A95K TV models.
Smaller and larger panels are expected to be added in 2023 meaning that TV makers will be able to expand their QD-OLED TV line-ups. There is no information on resolution but we would expect it to be 4K in both sizes.
- "Samsung Display plans to add 49-inch and 77-inch products next year to strengthen its QD-OLED portfolio," said market research firm DSCC as reported by Chosun Biz.
Like LG Display, Samsung Display will employ multi-model glass (MMG) in production to be able to cut different sizes of QD-OLED panels from the same 8.5G substrate.
Samsung Display's current monthly production capacity is 30,000 substrates that can be cut into about 1.8 million 55- and 65-inch QD-OLED TV panels annually at 100% yield, meaning that 100% of the panels can be sold – and that costs can be reduced. Samsung Display recently said that it has exceeded 75% yield. It is targeting 80% yield this quarter and 90% in the second half of the year.
Samsung's first QD-OLED TV, the S95B. Photo: Samsung
At this time, only Samsung and Sony have announced QD-OLED TVs. TCL has confirmed to FlatpanelsHD that is no longer planning to launch QD-OLED TVs based on Samsung Display's panel. Panasonic is rumored to be evaluating the technology.
Meanwhile, LG Display is selling its WOLED TV panels to around 20 partners.
- Source: DSCC via Biz Chosun