Samsung's first QD-OLED TVs could arrive in the first half of 2022, according sources quoted by The Korean Economic Daily. There's even talk of the hotly-anticipated sets debuting at January's Consumer Electronics Show.
QD-OLED is a hybrid design that marries the brightness and colours of the quantum dot technology found in Samsung's existing flagship QLED TVs with backlighting from self-emissive OLED panels.
Samsung is already a market leader in the premium TV sector – the tech titan launched its first Mini LED-powered Neo QLED earlier this year – but industry sources believe another next-gen TV tech could shore up its position.
“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 MicroLED TVs in various sizes,” said an unnamed industry official.
Today's rumours tie in nicely with earlier reports that Samsung Display and Samsung Electronics struck a deal that would see the first-ever Samsung QD-OLED TV arrive in 2022.
The article also claims that "when launched, the QD-OLED TVs will be placed between [Samsung's] top-premium segment of MicroLED TVs and its flagship QLED lines." In other words, Samsung is likely to remain focused on MicroLED as the TV tech of tomorrow.
Finally, the report tips Samsung to launch the 55-inch and 65-inch QD-OLED TVs first, as they are "consumers' preferred sizes". Larger 70-inch QD-OLED TVs will appear at a later date.
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