Samsung Announces OLED Displays for Laptops

Last Updated: January 5, 2021

Samsung has posted a video in which it touts OLED displays on laptops. An important announcement for the company, which plans to increase its production rate in this segment. For the moment, OLED screens remain rare and expensive on laptops.


For many years, the smartphone market has been marked by OLED technology. Today, most if not all high-end smartphones are equipped with displays with this technology, even at Apple, because it allows infinite contrasts, excellent brightness, a wide spectrum of colors displayed and excellent accuracy when the screen is correctly calibrated. OLED has also become widespread on the best high-end TVs on the market with much larger panels.

In between, there is a market that has not been able to take advantage of this technology until now, and that is the laptop computers. We have seen a few models go through the editorial staff, such as the 2019 Dell XPS 15, which sold for over $2,000, but its successor no longer offers this option and is satisfied with an excellent LCD screen. OLED has never been successful in mainstreaming into more accessible price ranges, but that could change.


Samsung is using CES 2021 to present several products around display technologies. While waiting for its Galaxy Unpacked dedicated to the Galaxy S21, the brand has therefore presented a new generation of OLED panels for laptops. If information is so important, it’s because Samsung is currently one of the biggest OLED producers in the world along with LG Display, Sharp and BOE.

In the video published by Samsung Display, we can read that the new generation of OLED panel for laptops offers very interesting characteristics: very deep blacks at 0.0005 nit, very good readability in the sun and a color spectrum that extends to 120% of the DCI-P3 spectrum.

Above all, Samsung wants to reach the mass market with its screens which will be marketed for all the major manufacturers in the market, i.e. HP, Asus, Lenovo, Dell, Razer, Microsoft, etc. We can even imagine Apple wanting to offer the same screen quality on its future MacBooks as on its iPhone and iPad Pro. The first screen size announced here by Samsung Display is 15.6 inches for Full HD definition. This is a size and definition found in mid-range laptops.

Hopefully, this announcement will indeed improve the quality of our laptops display in the medium term.

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