The 20-inch OLED screen that LG aims to release by the end of the year will be utilised in consumer products, unlike most other displays at this size.
In the past, LG has only produced OLED panels for use in watches and larger televisions; now, for the first time, the firm will produce OLEDs suited for use in computer monitors and smaller televisions.
The information was revealed by The Elec, a South Korean electronic news site, citing remarks made by LG Display Vice President Kang Won-seok to the Korea Display Industry Association.
The official said that the firm is also developing transparent OLEDs in a new 77-inch size and flexible OLEDs with on-the-fly curvature adjustment.
However, it is still uncertain whether or when gadgets will be available for purchase that use 20-inch displays. The panels will be “ready” by the end of 2022, which most likely implies they will be made accessible to consumer electronics manufacturers for incorporation into their goods; however, it may be some months before the new items actually hit shop shelves.
However, if the panels are as high-quality as those LG produces for TVs, this might be a huge deal for the computer display market.
According to independent research conducted by Rtings and other reviewers in the field of display technology, LG’s OLED televisions are superior than the vast majority of desktop computer monitors on the market in terms of image quality across the board. Recent LG OLEDs are great for gaming because of their fast reaction times and refresh rates.
In today’s market, most high-end computer displays cater either to colour accuracy for creative professionals or to ultra-fast reaction times and refresh rates for committed gamers, with the latter typically compromising on image quality. When compared to TVs and smartphones, computer displays often have subpar image quality and consistency.
While LEDs are used in the vast majority of computer displays, they lack the local dimming technology used in more expensive LED televisions. This results in poor contrast ratios and issues with backlight bleed. OLED avoids such complications. On top of that, PC gamers who use desktop monitors seldom get to see the full impacts of HDR (if it’s even available) because of the inability of most displays to reproduce the same level of brightness in their highlights as LED or OLED TVs.
There are OLED displays in laptops, and in the last year, companies other than LG have begun to produce OLED desktop displays. Early indicators are positive. This year, LG started selling a 42-inch model of their OLED TV, which has proven to be rather popular among high-end PC gamers. However, many individuals who need a screen in such a setting will find it to be impractically enormous.
It’s possible that some concessions will need to be made in order to produce the panels in these dimensions, so we probably won’t know what we’re getting until (at the earliest) the middle of next year.
And this may be the start of something much bigger. Some consumers may be satisfied with 20-inch OLED displays, while others may be waiting for larger sizes such as 23-, 24-, or 27-inches.