Pimax announces the world's first mini-LED QDLCD-based VR headset

VR headset maker Pimax announced a new device, called the Reality 12K QLED VR. The display used in the headset will be a 5.5" mini-LED backlit (5,000 LEDs) QD-LCD, which achieves a resolution of 12K, a refresh rate of 200HZ and a horizontal FOV of 200-degrees.

Pimax Reality 12K QLED photo

The new headset, based on either Qualcomm's Snapdragon VR engine or Pimax's own customized PC VR engine, will also feature technologies such as Nvidia's DLSS, VRSS, DSC, Cloud XR and 11 cameras used for eye tracking and facial expression tracking. It will also support full-body tracking.

The Fraunhofer IAP sheds light on its QD-related research activities

Guest post by: Fraunhofer IAP & Fraunhofer CAN

"People push towards the light, not to see better, but to shine better" - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Quantum dots (QDs) represent the latest generation of hybrid inorganic-organic nanomaterials. They form a triad of inorganic nanotechnology, organic semiconductor technology and solution-based processability. The emission properties of inorganic, luminescent nanoparticles depend directly on the particle size. This size quantization effect makes it possible to control the band gap and thus the emission color of semiconductor materials. The target parameters are a high quantum yield of the luminescence as well as high stability and environmental compatibility.

Zhijing Nanotech and TCL introduce pQDs to LCD technology in a pilot projet

Perovskite QD film developer Zhijing Nanotech updated that it recently concluded a successful pilot with TCL to produce 500 75-inch QD-enhanced LCD TVs with Zhijing's PQDF films.

TCL 75M10 TV with Zhijing Nanotech's perovskite film photo
The company reports that the TVs featured a wide color gamut, 147% BT709 - which is higher than most QD TV's on the market, and higher than TCL's original 75M10 TVs. The green Cadmium-free pQD films have excellent optical properties and offer lower cost compared to current QD solutions, according to Zhijing Nanotech.

Samsung announces its 2021 flagship TVs, the Neo QLED

Samsung announced its latest flagship QLED TV model, the Neo QLED TV. The flagship 2021 models will feature mini-LED backlighting with full-array local dimming, AI upscaling and up to 8K resolutions.

Samsung Neo QLED TV photo

Samsung's Neo QLEDs will also support 4K/120 fps, VRR and the Game Status Bar for gamers, a solar-enabled remote control and Samsung's latest health applications and more.

LG's 2021 QNED TV range to feature mini-LED backlighting and QD films

LG announced its new QNED TV range for 2021, its top-of-the-line LCD TV for next year. The QNED TVs will adopt miniLED backlighting for increased contrast and a quantum dot film for increased color gamut.

LG QNED miniLED TV photo

LCD says that the miniLEDs and QD technology will improve its LCD TV picture quality - but it will still behind LG's flagship OLED TV technology. LG did not yet reveal the models themselves, but it says the maximum QNED TV size will be 85-inch.