UBI Research: Samsung updated its QD-OLED material stack

According to a report from Korea, Samsung has updated its QD-OLED material stack (now called QM2). The new stack adds a new ETL layer to the green OLED emitter.

Samsung Display QD-OLED panels at CES 2022

Samsung also started to recycle the waste materials used in the production process. Finally, UBI reports that Samsung is set to increase its production capacity from the current 30,000 monthly substrate to 45,000 monthly substrates by 2024 (this was already hinted at in November 2022).

Read the full story Posted: Jan 30,2023

TCL plans to launch QD-OLED TVs later in 2023

Update: TCL says it issued that statement by mistake, and it has no current plans to ship a QD-OLED TV in 2023

TCL says that later in 2023 it will launch its first QD-OLED TVs, which will make it the third company (after Samsung and Sony) to offer these TVs.

TCL did not give any more details on its upcoming QD-OLED lineup.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 05,2023

Samsung announces new QD-OLED panels and products

Samsung announced that it is set to start producing several new QD-OLED panels and products in 2023. In addition to the current 34-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch panels, it will also offer a 49-inch QD-OLED for gaming monitors, and a 77-inch TV panel.

Samsung will adopt the new 49-inch ultra-wide QD-OLED panel in its upcoming Odyssey OLED G9 monitor, that will offer a 5120x1440 resolution, 240Hz and a 1800R curve. Samsung did not yet reveal the price or availability of this new monitor.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 03,2023

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

Samsung said to increase QD-OLED capacity to produce 27-inch monitor panels for Apple

According to a report from Korea, Samsung Display has decided to increase its QD-OLED production capacity, and start making panels for monitors, with sizes of around 27-inch (currently the smallest QD-OLED panel in production is 34-inch). Samsung aims to supply these panels to Apple.

Samsung Display QD-OLED panels at CES 2022

It is said that SDC debated whether to adopt RGB (direct-emission) OLED displays for its future monitor panels, but the lower cost of producing QD-OLED panels led Samsung to this decision. It will continue to produce RGB OLEDs for its tablet and laptop displays.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 10,2022

Samsung Display to increase QD-OLED production capacity and introduce new panel sizes

Samsung Display has recently demonstrated a new 77-inch QD-OLED panel, and the company says it will introduce both 77-inch and 49-inch QD-OLED displays next year.

77-inch QD-OLED panel prototype (SDC)

SDC is also planning to increase its monthly capacity from around 30,000 substrates (8.5-Gen) to almost 40,000 substrates. This will be achieved by a decreased TAKT time. Together with improved yields, SDC will increase its production capacity by 30% by next year.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 27,2022

Sony's A95K QD-OLED TV wins the Value Electronics 2022 4K TV shootout

US-based A/V retailer Value Electronics conducted its latest annual TV shootout. In the 4K category, the company tested 5 TVs, including an OLED TV, two miniLED QD LCDs and the two QD-OLED TVs on the market.

Value Electronics 2022 TV shootout photo

The winner of this year's shootout was Sony's A95K QD-OLED, which received the top marks in all categories. The runner up was Samsung's own S95B QD-OLED, which uses the same SDC panel. This is a great testimonial to Samsung's QD-OLED panel performance.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 05,2022

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