OLED panels in new sizes with 1440p or 4K resolution, refresh rates up to 480Hz and 16:9 or ultra-wide aspect ratio are reportedly on the roadmap for 2024–2025 from LG Display and Samsung Display.
LG Display has a lot planned for OLED monitor panels in 2024 and 2025, according to an internal roadmap obtained by TFTCentral. The website has for years shared internal roadmaps for LCD monitor panels and the published information generally turn out to be accurate. TFTCentral also shared a few details about Samsung Display's plans for QD-OLED monitor panels.
As you probably know, LG Display's WOLED panels go into TVs/monitors from LG Electronics, Acer, Asus, BenQ, Philips, Sony, Panasonic etc. Samsung Display's QD-OLED panels go into TVs/monitors from Samsung Electronics, Dell Alienware, MSI, Philips, Sony etc.
To be clear, none of this is official yet and plans can always change, but if it turns out to be true there is an explosion of new OLED monitors coming in the next few years.
Here's what LG Display is reportedly planning:
34" ultrawide curved OLED with 3440x1440 and 240Hz – production start planned for Q1 2024
39" ultrawide bendable OLED with 3440x1440 and 240Hz – production start planned for Q1 2024
31.5" OLED with 4K (16:9) and 240Hz (+ 480Hz 1080p support) – production start planned for Q3 2024
42" OLED with 4K (16:9) and 240Hz – production start planned for Q3 2024
27" OLED with 1440p (16:9) and 480Hz – production start planned for Q3 2024
45" ultrawide OLED with 5120x2160 and 165Hz – production start planned for Q1 2025
27" OLED with 4K (16:9) and 240Hz – under consideration
Here's what Samsung Display is reportedly planning (no details on production start):
31.5" OLED with 4K (16:9) and 240Hz
27" OLED with 4K (16:9) and 240Hz
27" OLED with 1440p (16:9) and 360Hz
34" ultrawide OLED with 3440x1440 and 240Hz
Besides the step up in resolution and refresh rates, LG Display is hoping to increase OLED brightness for monitors to around 1300 nits for peak brightness and 275 nits in fullscreen, according to the report.
Most of these panels are obviously intended for gaming but a 27 or 32-inch 4K OLED panel could also work as a general purpose OLED monitor or even a small-sized TV in case of the 32-inch version.
Another interesting development is the 31.5-inch OLED panel with 4K and 240Hz refresh rate from LG Display that also has an option to run 480Hz at 1080p, with so-called DFR (Dynamic Frequency and Resolution) technology. This could put it ahead of the fastest LCD monitors out there due to OLED's superior response time.
It is worth noting that it may take additional time from the start of production until monitor products arrive on the consumer market.
If true, 2024 and 2025 are shaping up to be even more interesting years for OLED monitors. FlatpanelsHD will report back if we obtain additional information or when we get confirmation.
- Source: TFTCentral
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