The South Korean giant, Samsung, has decided to close all its Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) production lines by the end of 2020, according to a recent report. This consists of two production lines in China and two production lines in South Korea. The company has decided to shift its attention to something bigger. Also, if you are thinking about your orders, you just made, relax! The company will deliver all the pre-order products before the end of the year.
As per their development plan, Samsung has decided to focus its attention on the production of QD-OLED screens instead of the LCD screen. Not only that, but Samsung will also spend $11 billion to build a factory capable of producing real QD-OLED TV screens.
For those who don’t know what a QD-OLED screen is, it is a process in which the flat-panel TVs are divided into LCD and OLED TVs. While the former is stationed at backlighting, the latter keeps self-emitting. The LED panels and the quantum dot panels have been derived based on LCD panel technology.
As for the difference between both OLED and QD-OLED, the OLED screen uses a very fragile coating of organic materials and glass substrates that emit light when current passes through them. They can be made slimmer and lighter with a large viewing angle at the same time. The only detriment lies here is that there’s always a risk of screen burns, and the cost is too high.
As for the quantum dot panels, they don’t need a white LED backlight. Instead, it uses inorganic nanocrystals that can emit multiple colors as the backlight light source. The QD panels have a higher color gamut coverage and more detailed color performance. Most of the QD TVs and monitors come with 100% NTSC color gamut and 130% sRGB color gamut.
Samsung has started its groundwork for a new QD-OLED factory in Asan, South Korea. The production will start next year.