The year we are about to leave behind has been exciting for users who like televisions. And it has been because we have had more technologies at our disposal than ever. LCD panels are still in good shape thanks to the push that miniLED backlighting has given them in the high range, and LG has upped the ante by expanding its ‘evo’ OLED panels to the C2 and G2 series.
On the other hand, Samsung OLED televisions that hit stores in 2023 reign in the premium segment with extraordinary features and elitist prices. Beyond all this, 2023 will be remembered as the year in which the magnificence of the QD-OLED panel is reached. However, the landing of this technology has been limited to only two matrix sizes: 55 and 65 inches. Fortunately, this restriction is about to evaporate.
Samsung Presented The QD-OLED Artillery
Anyone who wants a television equipped with a QD-OLED panel today has only two options: the Samsung S95B model and the Sony A95K. This is all. Both televisions have stood out for their excellent image quality, although many favor the Sony device in this area. And its overall image quality is superb. It is the only television that we have given a ’10’ for image quality at the moment.
In 2023, QD-OLED technology extended to 34, 49, 55, 65 and 77 inches
In any case, the problem is that, as we mentioned a few lines above, these televisions are only available in 55 and 65 inches, and more than these two sizes are needed to fight head-to-head with LG’s third-generation OLED panels. And Samsung is very clear about it. In 2023, Samsung QD-OLED technology extended to 34, 49, 55, 65 and 77 inches.
We know it firsthand. Samsung itself has long established its OLED collection to fit the elite. In any case, it is a predictable step. Samsung has already had to refine the manufacturing process of QD-OLED matrices as necessary to undertake production with a more excellent range of diagonals. We still need to know whether the 2024 QD-OLED panels will incorporate any technical improvements.
We undoubtedly also witnessed during 2023 the arrival of QD-OLED technology to the portfolio of televisions from other brands. Logically, Samsung once again provided us with its televisions with this organic matrix.
And Sony, with all certainty, continues to rely on this technology in its reference device. However, other brands may likely opt for QD-OLED panels for their premium models. It is rumored that Philips will do it, and it is possible, although it has yet to be confirmed, that Panasonic will follow this same path. We’ll see.
LG is not sitting idly by Samsung’s challenge: in 2024, this brand will only produce its best organic matrices.
As expected, LG will not sit idly by Samsung OLEDs challenge. And it has been leaked. Given the circumstances, it is very reasonable that in 2024, this brand will only produce its best organic matrices, which we know as ‘evo’ or EX. Their most relevant feature is their greater brightness delivery capacity, but these panels have other peculiarities.
No matter what happens, the good news is that we, consumers, will have more options than ever, so yes, 2024 will be an excellent year to renew our television (if our pocketbook allows it).