Folks, pray for Samsung’s ambitions to work out, for if the Korean electronics giant has its way, you’ll be watching movies and soaps in a spectacular new hybrid television with never-seen-before display clarity. According to Korean news reports, Samsung is working to create a hybrid model of quantum dots (QD) and OLED technologies, which will essentially equip the resulting product with the best in color depth and contrast ratios.
According to one news report, Samsung is already working on creating a pilot line, or test run, of the hybrid technology, for which the company has roped in Canon and Kateeva. If things fall into place, Samsung’s new hybrid televisions will be off the assembly lines in the second half of 2019. This would mean that consumers can expect to buy the new, super-crisp tellys in 2020. However, that might prove to be too soon a time for Korean company to mass produce QD-OLED television sets, and the manufacturer hasn’t made any official comment about developing the technology yet.
Earlier, Samsung created hybrid versions of QD and LCD television sets, but they failed to take off in any big way. The current line-up of Samsung’s ‘QLED’ television units employ a QD film over LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screens. The news reports now suggest that Samsung has decided to move away from LCD technology and instead focus on blending QD and OLED screens so that the company can ‘secure the next generation of large-scale display technology’.
It seems that Samsung has hit upon a design that makes the amalgamation of green and red quantum dots with a blue OLED film possible. In Samsung’s current range of QLED TVs, the blue light comes from blue LEDs while the red and green lights come from red and green quantum dots filtering the blue light emanating from the blue LEDs.
If the project succeeds, Samsung will save greatly on manufacturing costs, since only one color or material of OLED will be used. Also, the tech will give Samsung a clear edge over LG’s current line-up of OLED television units, because QD filters are much more efficient than the filters being used by LG. Also, in theory, the television units by Samsung could cost less than the ones by LG, while offering a much brighter display. Color gamuts at higher brightness could also be wider in the new Samsung QD-OLED TVs.
While we still need to wait and watch, do let us know in the comments section if this news excites you much.