Samsung Display confirms 16-inch display specifications for Galaxy Book3 series before Galaxy Unpacked event
Samsung Display has revealed what it calls the world's first 'large-area' touch-integrated OLED panel. Also known as On Cell Touch AMOLED (OCTA), the technology integrates a touchscreen layer within the AMOLED pixels rather than attaching a touchscreen layer to an AMOLED panel surface. Supposedly, OCTA displays can be between 6~11% thinner than their conventional counterparts while also being lighter, simpler to create and more eco-friendly because of reduced plastic usage.
In short, Samsung Display has scaled up the OLED displays it has been supplying to smartphone OEMs for many years. Typically, Samsung Display showcases prototype display panels with no guarantee that they will come to market, such as the 'Flex In N Out' during CES 2023. The display manufacturer has demonstrated its OCTA displays in a laptop concept too, shown in the pictures below. However, the display manufacturer has confirmed that these large-area OCTA displays will debut in 'some models of Samsung's next-generation Galaxy Book series'.
In other words, the Galaxy Book3 series will be the first laptops to utilise the new display technology. Additionally, Samsung Display has outlined several display specifications that will apply to the Galaxy Book3 series. On the one hand, the laptop concept has a 16-inch panel, which is rumoured to be available in the Galaxy Book3 Pro and Galaxy Book3 Ultra. For reference, Samsung is also expected to unveil a 14-inch AMOLED panel for the Galaxy Book3 Pro.
The 16-inch panel will operate at a 120 Hz refresh rate too, mirroring the last MacBook Pro 16 generations. Moreover, the same display will offer a 3K resolution with a 16:10 aspect ratio, which likely means 2,880 x 1,800 pixels, not 3,000 x 1,875 pixels. The Galaxy Book3 series will arrive on February 1, with Samsung Display having started mass producing its OCTA panels earlier this month.