Second gen ultra-wide QD-OLED monitors with glossy finish, 1440p resolution and 240 Hz rumored to launch in 2-3 months
According to leaked information posted on the DisplaySpecifications site, second gen QD-OLED panels with the same improved tech featured in this year’s Samsung S95C TVs could be released in the next 2 to 3 months. These will finally get the glossy coating that really emphasizes the true blacks and excellent contrast of the OLED technology.
Sizes for the upcoming QD-OLED monitors include 34 and 49 inches with ultra-wide aspect ratio and 1440p resolution plus a 32-inch version with 2160p, although it is not clear if this is ultra-wide as well. Apart from the glossy finish, all of these models are supposed to come with three main improvements over the first gen QD-OLED monitors:
- 240 Hz refresh rate, which would put them on par with the fastest WOLED monitors from LG
- 30%+ higher brightness, as seen on Samsung’s latest S95C TVs
- doubled pixel durability, further reducing the occurrence of burn-in
Price points will most likely be similar to the first gen QD-OLED models at launch, so we could be looking at US$1,000+. Not everyone is a fan of ultra-wide screens, in which case the 27-inch WOLED models could be a better solution, but the glossy finish does make a big difference, so waiting a few more months for the second gen QD-OLEDs could pay off in the end.