Samsung Display starts mass producing 27- and 32-inch QD-OLED panels for gamers

Mike Wheatley

Samsung Display said this week it has began mass producing 32-inch and 27-inch QD-OLED panels, the smallest iteration of its new display technology thus far.


The smaller-sized QD-OLED panels will be supplied to companies such as Asus, Dell and MSI, which have all announced smaller QD-OLED gaming monitors that will launch sometime in 2024. The 4K panels will be installed in some of the most premium gaming monitors to launch next year, with both flat and curved variations.

Besides 4K resolution, the new QD-OLED panels will have a pixel density of 140ppi, which is roughly the same as a 65-inch 8K television, FlatPanels HD reported. It’s a compelling promise that should ensure extremely realistic and sharp graphics, with superior content in high dynamic range formats.

Whether or not these improvements in pixel density will find their way into TV-sized QD-OLED panels remains to be seen, as Samsung Display is yet to announce what advancements it has in store for television. It will likely say more at CES 2024. For now, we’ll just have to fantasise about a 42-inch or 48-inch Sony A95M or Samsung S95D, which may well be the model names for next year’s generation of QD-OLED TVs, if they stick to their existing naming conventions.

Samsung also sells 34-inch and 49-inch QD-OLED panels for monitors, but these have so far never been offered to TV makers. That’s because the company likes to differentiate its panel products between monitors and televisions. Under its strategy, QD-OLED panels of 55-inches and above are reserved for TV makers, and those smaller than this are earmarked for monitors.

The new 27-inch QD-OLED panels have been billed as the first self-luminous monitor displays with a 360Hz refresh rate, which surpasses the previous best of 240Hz found in this year’s QD-OLED monitors. This is delivered via Samsung’s new Quantum Enhancer technology, the company said. When coupled with a response speed of less than 0.03ms, it should deliver some of the smoothest graphics gamers have ever seen. Samsung said the benefits will be especially felt in “FPS games that require fast screen switching and precise aiming.”

In addition to the new panel sizes, Samsung Display has promised to manufacture twice as many 27- and 32-inch QD-OLED panels in 2024. That claim gives us hope that these advanced monitors might soon be sold to consumers at lower prices than before.