Samsung Display, the manufacturer of displays from Samsung Electronics, has announced that it will begin mass production of the world’s first 90 Hz OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) panel from March this year. The South Korean company claims that this display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz has “high-speed driving performance on par with a 120 Hz LCD (display)”. So far, numerous smartphones have debuted with displays with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. Several OEMs are expected to launch laptops or notebooks with 90 Hz OLED screens later this year.
According to a press release, Samsung Display’s chief executive officer Joo Sun Choi has announced that the company will initially produce very large quantities of 14-inch 90 Hz OLED displays for laptops and notebooks. Most laptops currently offer displays with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. “OLED display panels can best meet the diverse needs of consumers for laptops for teleworking, online education, video streaming and gaming,” the company said in a statement.
Samsung Display assumes that consumers will want to quickly switch to OLED displays with a refresh rate of 90 Hz, as these displays offer a more fluid presentation. This happens because they are rendering static images 90 times per second. Therefore, OLED screens with high refresh rates enable a more lively gaming and movie experience.
According to Samsung Display, however, a high-specification graphics card must be installed for consumers to operate the display with a refresh rate. It is also claimed that their 90Hz refresh rate OLED panels offer on-screen response time ten times faster than those on the market. “In fact, the 90 Hz OLED display offers high-speed driving that is on par with 120 Hz LCD screens,” the company said.
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