Industry insiders are confirming that Samsung are set to launch their QD-OLED TVs next year, and so they are set to be included in the new Samsung TV range that will be released in 2022.
These hybrid screens will be able to combine the picture advantage that OLED panels have (such as deep blacks, infinite contrast and also flexible panels), with Samsung’s QLED or quantum dot filters (that are able to enhance colour and contrast), in a way that could offer something superior to both individual technologies.
There have been several rumours surrounding this launch, and there have also been recent reports that QD-OLED prototypes are being made with plenty of financial backing from Samsung pointing towards the 2022 launch window.
The announcement was made by Korea Economic Daily, not from Samsung itself, with the South Korean news outlet stating that industry sources have claimed that “the South Korean tech giant is developing 55-inch and 65-inch quantum dot organic light emitting diode (QD-OLED) TVs for market launch in the first half of 2022”.
It also stated that 70-inch models could be launched later on in the year.
The report claims that the QD-OLED TVs will most likely be unveiled for the first time during the upcoming CES 2022 expo that is held every January in Las Vegas, USA.
This expo tends to contain some of the biggest news and launches from the tech industry, with it recently being a great platform for companies to launch new TVs.
The report added that “Samsung is strengthening its premium strategy. Next year, it plans to unveil new QLED and QD-OLED TVs in the quantum dot category as well as Micro LED TVs in various sizes.”
Speculation has also claimed that these could well and truly be placed in the high-end of Samsung’s current TV range, even sitting above the Mini LED and 8K TVs that are presently at the top.
If the price of these sets is higher than the 2021 QN900A flagship, which starts at a whopping €5,999, then they will most likely have little traction in the market, yet they will surely be able to showcase what Samsung is technically capable of creating.
The integration of two technologies could also change things up in a technological point of view for the company, as we could be set to see a reduction in the number of QLED and Neo QLED screens in the 2022 range, thus making room for higher-end sets like these.
This could be a big step towards a new generation of TV sets for the industry.
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