As most of you should have already noticed by now, almost every year, the majority of smartphone manufacturers are pushing the display techn to newer grounds. This year, the big leap comes in the form of QHD resolution, as numerous flagship smartphones have already taken their first steps into 2K territory. Nevertheless, increasing the resolution is not the only area where display manufacturers are putting a lot of effort in. We all know that a screen’s resolution is not worth much if color reproduction, brightness and power efficiency are sub-par, and thankfully, the industry is aware of this as well.
You may recall that last year, both LG and Samsung have unleashed their first smartphones with flexible displays. The launch of the G Flex and the Galaxy Round was a pretty important milestone, as both Korean manufacturers have used these devices to make the flexible screen technology available to the masses after years of research. Granted, the G Flex and the Round haven’t been as successful as their creators would’ve wanted, but that’s beside the main point.
The idea is that companies are constantly experimenting and improving the technology behind their displays, and today we’ve learned that a handful of world-renowned manufacturers could soon adopt Quantum Dot displays for their future products. More details below.
Quantum Dot Displays to Become the Norm?
According to the Korean media, several tech giants such as LG and Samsung are now looking into QD (Quantum Dot) technology. Based on these reports, both Samsung and LG are planning on mass producing QD displays starting with the second half of the year. Supposedly, LG had its mind on Quantum Dot displays for years, but due to production and high cost issues, the technology has been put on hold. Now it appears that both Korean tech giants are planning on making QD the next best thing, and hopefully they’ll manage to do so.
For those of you who are unaware of this, the only mobile device to take advantage of a Quantum Dot display is the Kindle Fire HDX. The pros of using a QD panel is that it offers a wider color range, higher brightness levels, lower power consumption and improved lifetime. Nevertheless, QD comes with its own shortcomings, and without proper calibration, the panel delivers a less saturated blue when compared with other types of displays.
According to Display Mate, Quantum Dot tech is a “truly revolutionary super high-tech advancement for LCD displays”. Quantum Dot screen tech is able to produce highly saturated colors for LCDs, very similar to what we’ve seen on OLED panels. With QD, the size of the Color Gamut gets a 40-50% boost whikle the power efficiency increases by 15-20%.
As yet, there’s no information on what smartphones or tablets will be next in line to adopt QD displays, but we’ll keep you posted as soon as we find out more, so stay tuned.