CES awards Samsung's QD-Display with its best innovation award, no launch news yet

Yesterday we reported that Samsung's official CES PR did not include its upcoming QD-OLED TVs, which was a disappointment. Today it turns out that Samsung is indeed progressing with its QD OLED TV technology, as CES event organizers awarded the 65" QD-Display TV with its Best of Innovation' 2022 award.

The CES text reveals that Samsung's TVs will support 144Hz refresh rate, four HDMI 2.1 inputs and Samsung's 2022 Neo Quantum Processor. We did not see the actual TV yet, and Samsung did not reveal any launch plans yet.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 04,2022

Dell's upcoming Alienware 34" QD-OLED monitor to cost $1,299

At CES, Dell announced the world's first QD-OLED product, the Alienware AW3423DW 34" 175Hz 3440x1440 monitor. The company now announced that it will cost $1,299 and will ship in the spring.

Alienware AW3423DW photoThe QD-OLED panel is produced by Samsung Display. Samsung also launched a monitor that uses the same panel, the Odyssey G8QNB.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 13,2022

DSCC sees the QD-OLED TV market growing from 500,000 units in 2022 to 1.5 million units in 2026

DSCC says that over 500,000 QD-OLED TVs will ship in 2022, offered by both Sony and Samsung. Shipments are expected to grow and reach 1.5 million units in 2026.

The main limitation for QD-OLED TVs will by Samsung's production capacity. In 2023 the company will add 49-inch monitors and 77-inch TV panels, as SDC will start using Multi-cut Mother Glass (MMG) technology.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 19,2022

DSCC sees the QDEF market reaching $326 million by 2025

Display market research firm DSCC says that QDEF technology (QD films for LCD displays) will continue to grow at a fast pace, rising from $236 million in 2022 to $326 million in 2025. The main market will remain TV applications. This forecast does not include any perovskite-based films.

QDEF film revenues forecast (2022-2025, DSCC)

QDEF are quantum dots enhancement films, used to enhance the color gamut of LCD displays. The main display applications for QDEF are in TVs, monitors and laptops.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 19,2022

Is there a color problem with Samsung's new QD-OLED panels?

The first reviews of Samsung's QD-OLED panels are in, as Dell starts shipping its QD-OLED gaming monitor. A German magazine reviewed the 34" monitor, and discovered an issue with color inaccuracies.

Samsung QD-OLED panel closeup, green lines image

As you can see in the macro photo above, when there's a change from a dark color to a bright color, the display shows green lines that should not be there.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 24,2022

MSI set to launch a 34" QD-OLED gaming monitor

MSI is set to release a new QD-OLED monitor, the MEG 324C. This will use a 34" curved 75Hz 3440x1440 QD-OLED, the only QD-OLED in production right now.

We do not have more details, as MSI did not officially launch the new monitor yet, but it demonstrated it at Computex 2022.

Read the full story Posted: May 24,2022

MSI to launch an ultra-wide QD-OLED Monitor in early 2023

MSI says it will launch an "super ultra wide" QD-OLED monitor in early 2023 (during the CES conference). The company did not disclose much - beyond saying that it will offer a 240Hz refresh rate, and that its current name is Project 491C.

Samsung is the only QD-OLED Panel maker, and it does not offer a 240Hz panel yet (the only monitor-sized QD-OLED is a curved 34-inch 175Hz 3440x1440) - so it seems as if MSI is using a panel that hasn't entered production yet. This will be interesting to watch!

Read the full story Posted: Nov 27,2022