“OLED display panels are designed to better meet the diverse needs of laptop consumers, both for telecommuting, online education, video streaming and of course for gaming.” – Samsung CEO Joo Sun Choi said.
The first 90Hz OLED displays will arrive in March
Samsung Display CEO Joo Sun Choi said the company will be producing very large quantities of these new 90Hz OLED panels in 14-inch format from the start, for laptops and notebooks that will be in stores early on. March, obviously first only branded laptops.
Samsung Display believes that consumers will quickly appreciate the opportunity to purchase laptops with an OLED display offering 90Hz refresh rate despite the fact that this type of panel has quite high performance requirements from the GPU. By making the images static 90 times per second, they will make movements appear much more realistic and color agile. As such, the new refresh rate updates moving changes more frequently, allowing smoother images and transitions that appear virtually perfect to the viewer.
90Hz screens that look like 120Hz
In an apparent contradiction, OLED screens can switch between images much faster than LCD screens with the same refresh rate. As a result, OLED displays can greatly enhance the gaming experience, which is why gaming laptops will be the primary focus of the first laptops with these 90Hz OLED panels.
Its 90Hz refresh rate actually has 10 times slower response time than conventional LCD panels, and according to Samsung, its 90Hz panel is comparable to the 120Hz LCD screens that are already found in today’s gaming laptops.
Samsung previously tested the length of motion blur using the same moving image of a car at full speed and found that the ghost image for 90Hz OLEDs and 120Hz LCDs was 0.9 mm and 1 mm respectively. In short, Samsung’s 90Hz OLED displays are surprisingly little fuzzy, at virtually the same speed as 120Hz LCDs, and actually improve their performance in that regard.
As we mentioned before, Samsung already has these new panels in mass production and expects the first gaming laptops equipped with them to hit stores from March of this year, likely under the Computers banner. Samsung Odyssey laptops. Now it will remain to be seen whether this update on your screen will also involve an increase in the selling price, but unfortunately this is something we won’t be able to find out until they finally hit the stores.