OLED TVs have barely hit the market and Samsung is already ploughing ahead with even newer technology. I just read on OLED Display that the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology team has showcased the world’s first QLED TV. Now what is that you might ask? Well it’s a Quantum Dot Dull Colour Display, which is supposed to be a whole lot brighter than regular OLED displays. It’s also supposed to last longer and save a lot more power.
New technology to reign supreme?
This display is a 4-inch one which has a QVGA Display with 320×240 pixel and is implemented on a glass substrate. It is controlled using an active matrix, which means each of its color quantum-dot pixels is turned on and off with a thin-film transistor. Although this display may sound like the perfect solution for a number of applications, Samsung says that it still has a lot of kinks which should be ironed out in due course of time.
Oh but wait; this story isn’t over just yet. Another company, NanoPhotonica has also developed and ‘perfected’ QLED technology. Apparently, they promise that the new S-QLED technology will save up to 30 per cent power and will be priced up to 75 per cent lower. What’s more, they also say that this technology will be made available across all display sizes because of cost-effective ink jet printing that requires no vacuum deposition. You can read more about it here.
This definitely sounds like ground breaking technology, and no matter who launches it first, we will definitely benefit from it. So here’s to Samsung and NanoPhotonica!