Thanks to Samsung’s latest Quantum-dot display technology, its latest QLED TVs have just been verified as having a world-first 100 percent color volume – that’s according to German testing association Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker (VDE).
Color volume is essentially a measure of the ability to express all the colors that can physically be displayed (aka: the color gamut), at any given luminosity, up to the display’s peak brightness. Most displays suffer as the brightness increases, which can lead to color distortion, or simply an inability to display certain colors at all.
What this ultimately means for Samsung’s new QLED screen is that it should result in “more realistic, accurate and vibrant HDR images” on screen, with films and TV shows diplayed “as the director or content producer intended, in both bright and dark scenes”. The Quantum-dot material will hopefully also allow for consistent color quality from any viewing angle, in both brightly lit and dark rooms alike.
You can pre-order select Q-series models from the US Samsung page (opens in new tab), starting at an eye-watering $2,500. We're still waiting on pricing and release information for Australia and the UK.
- Check out our hands-on review from CES 2017