What is OLED?
You may have heard about OLED due to its current usage in smart phones, tablets and even digital cameras but expect to see it on a much larger level very soon. OLED stands for Organic Light-Emitting Diode and large brands such as LG and Samsung have been working on using the technology for large screens, enhancing your visual experience for quite some time.
OLEDs emit their own light from an electric current, meaning they do not need an external source of light, like an LED or LCD. The “organic” part of the buzzword comes from the usage of a carbon film that sits between two conductors. Thanks to the light output being controlled internally, this makes for an incredibly fast response, meaning there is no blurring and a more detailed image, even in a very fast-moving video, making them a big hit in the gaming world.
One of the first things you will notice about the OLED panels is their insanely slim frame. Despite only being a few millimetres in depth, the colour on the screens is phenomenal and with no backlight necessary bulking it out, it also makes for a more power efficient product.
At this moment in time, LG and Samsung are leading the way with their 55 inch panels and both are capable of supporting HD and 3D resolutions. Whilst Samsung’s “Super OLED” doesn’t include a filter, LG add a fourth pixel (white) to the RGB colour mix.
At the CES show currently taking place in Las Vegas, Samsung have been showcasing their new curved 55” OLED TV, stepping up the evolution further. The shape of the latest innovation supposedly creates a more immersive view, similar to what you can experience at an IMAX cinema. Unfortunately, there is still no release date or prices available regarding Samsung’s OLED but LG have finally shared that we can expect to see their 55” on the market in March for $12,000 (£7400). This may seem like a ludicrous price tag, however many of the larger plasma screens were originally priced at a similar level back when they were released, so it’s likely smaller and cheaper models will eventually become available.
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