BOE unveils a 480Hz display as part of its new gaming-focused conference showcase
There are already some indications that 480Hz will become the new premium standard in refresh rates for PC, gaming or professional-grade displays in the coming years. BOE has shown up to the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference (or ChinaJoy 2021) to announce that it is one of the OEMs that has moved on to this spec.
The OEM is pitching these new panels at the gaming market, and also claims to have gotten its response latency down to 1 millisecond (ms). BOE also now boasts an upgraded form of mini-LED technology, rated for an improved maximum brightness of 2000 nits, apparently thanks to as many 10000 dimming zones.
BOE has also launched its latest form of 1800R curved OLED. It is aimed at inclusion in the near-bezeless monitors of the immediate future, and is rated for a 32:9 aspect-ratio and 178-degree ultra-wide viewing angle.
This new panel has also attained a TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe certification. Then again, BOE has not specified a release time-frame for these panels, making it difficult to say when they will be on the market exactly. They might come in the form of new products released by OEMs such as Lenovo, HP, Dell, Asus and Acer.
Companies such as these have also taken BOE's advanced 120Hz displays for laptops up over the last couple of years. The research group Omdia has found that the OEM shipped 24% of all such products with that spec sold in 2020, and aims to be responsible for a half-share of that market in 2021, if not more.