Samsung QD-OLED Smart TVs to launch next year in 49-inch and 77-inch screen sizes
Purportedly, Samsung Display is developing 49-inch and 77-inch panels built around its QD-OLED technology. This year, Samsung Display has mass-produced 55-inch and 65-inch QD-OLED panels, found in the Samsung S95B and Sony Bravia XR A95K. According to Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), the expansion will not take effect until 2023.
Still, DSCC expects Samsung Display to have 49-inch and 77-inch QD-OLED panels ready in time for TV manufacturer's to sell them from next year onwards. Hence, the likes of Samsung and Sony could offer QD-OLED TVs with 49-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch and 77-inch screen sizes within a year or so. Reportedly, Samsung Display could produce up to 1.8 million 55-inch and 65-inch QD-OLED panels annually, assuming a 100% yield from 30,000 produced per month.
However, Samsung is only targeting 90% yield by 2H 2022, so 100% yield may be beyond its capabilities for the moment. Unfortunately, DSCC has not supplied any information about these new QD-OLED panels, other than their size. Presumably, the panels will offer at least 4K resolutions, along with high refresh rates. For reference, the Bravia XR A95K series can output at 100 Hz, among many other features. Next year's 49-inch and 77-inch QD-OLED Smart TVs will do battle with LG's burgeoning OLED offering, which should be slightly cheaper than their QD-OLED competitors too.