Samsung Display has developed a 15.6-inch UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) OLED panel ― the world’s first UHD display for the notebook/laptop market.
The display technology giant said it will begin mass producing the 15.6-inch UHD OLED panel in mid-February, initially for use in premium notebooks.
The panel features a brightness level ranging from 0.0005 to 600 nits, and a dynamic contrast ratio of 120,000:1. Compared to LCDs, black color appears 200 times darker and whites twice as bright, maximizing the benefits of HDR.
The display provides a spectrum of 3.4 million colors (double that of similarly sized LCD panels), which allows for more life-like images, with colors meeting the DCI (Digital Cinema Initiatives)-P3 standard, the specification best suited for video streaming. The 15.6-inch UHD panel has been also designed to keep the complete DCI-P3 color gamut fully intact while emitting significantly less blue wavelengths that can potentially be harmful to the eye.
The panel comes with a 1.7 times higher color volume compared to LCDs of similar size, which improves the clarity of outside viewing while also reducing imagery degradation outdoors. In addition, the display’s slimmer and lighter design maximizes the mobility of an OLED-display notebook over one with an LCD.
Samsung Display emphasized that its 15.6-inch UHD OLED panel meets the latest DisplayHDR True Black specification released by VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association). With black color that is a hundred times richer than the previous HDR standard, Samsung Display’s newest panel brings a very significant enhancement to HDR, in depicting high-contrast almost as well as the human eye.
Samsung Display has led the display market for smartphones by enabling the use of OLED technologies such as edge-design, full-screen and flexible panels.