Samsung Mobile Displays has announced production ready OLED panels, at 14.1- and 31-inch screen sizes, which could spark a new wave of LCD competitors.
While the world is still waiting to see a rival emerge for Sony's XEL-1 11-inch OLED TV, these new panels would be used in laptops and as a rival to larger screen LCDs.
Using a process known as Fine Metal Mask technology, Samsung is able to make OLEDs more cost efficiently by losing fewer materials in the production process, thus making larger displays viable.
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The 14.1-inch display is Widescreen XGA, which is a resolution of 1366x768, and has all the usual OLED traits, such as a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and coming in at just 2.7mm thick, which would help lead to ultra slim laptops.
The 31-inch TV panel would be full HD at 1920x1080, would have a similar contrast ratio to its smaller counterpart and be just 8.9mm thick, although there are a few LCDs coming to the market which rival this depth already.
Alas, the crucial information is missing: the panels don't have a release date, nor a price point to speak of. We'll keep our fingers crossed that something happens soon, as we're bored with looking at Sony's ridiculously high priced 11-inch effort.