Samsung set to mass produce the first 90 Hz OLED displays for laptops
OLED displays on laptops are still relatively rare, but they are among the best looking displays on the market offering benefits such as improved contrast and brighter colors. Until now, however, OLED displays on laptops have been stuck at 60 Hz which means that scrolling, video playback and gaming can lack in smoothness. LCD displays, however, which still feature quite heavily on laptops, can offer substantially higher refresh rates while still delivering a high quality viewing experience.
Samsung Display is looking to shake up the laptop LCD market with the launch of the first OLED laptop display to feature a 90 Hz refresh rate. Initially, Samsung Display will roll out its new displays in a 14-inch size but does not indicate when it might start shipping the same panels in larger sizes. In terms of response rates, Samsung says that its new display offers high-speed driving that delivers similar performance to typical LCD laptop displays with a 120 Hz refresh rate.
Users will be able to lay their eyes on the new 90 Hz OLED panels starting as soon as this March. Customers can also expect that the laptops fitted with the new panels will also feature higher specified graphics to drive the new panels. This could result in a hit to battery life, although Samsung, unsurprisingly, has not pointed to this likelihood. For lovers of high refresh rate OLED smartphones, the arrival of the new 90 Hz OLED panels for laptops is good news regardless.