Samsung 40-inch Full-HD OLED display unveiled

Chris Davies - Oct 29, 2008, 11:21am CDT
Samsung 40-inch Full-HD OLED display unveiled

Samsung’s flexible OLED panel isn’t the only display the company has been showing off this week; they’ve also wheeled out a 40-inch OLED screen capable of full 1920 x 1080 high-definition resolution.  The new panel also has a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio.


The prototype is an update of a previous 40-inch OLED display, which Samsung first began developing in 2005.  That first screen, while the same size, had a resolution of just 1,280 x 800 and a 5,000:1 contrast ratio.  Samsung demonstrated the latest model alongside the 14-inch and 31-inch prototypes it recently unveiled at IMID in Korea.

At 40-inches full-HD, the panel is a world-first.  Samsung has given no indication of if or when this specific display will be commercialized, but the company has previously claimed that AMOLED screens will become economically feasible in 2009.

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