Next year could be a good year for OLED gaming, as Japanese JOLED is preparing to release two models. OLED provides infinite contrast and excellent color range compared to other panel types – as well as power savings – but such displays are still exceedingly rare for laptops and desktop computers. In smart phones, OLED technology is commonplace, and more TVs, could use the technology soon. But when it comes to displays for computers, they are very scarce. An underlying reason could be the technology’s inherent problem with so-called burn-in, where the pixels wear down unevenly and leave permanent traces in the image.
It is now being reported by German site PC Games Hardware that the Japanese company JOLED, consisting of Japan Display, INCJ, Sony and Panasonic, intends to launch several computer monitors next year. During the Finetech Japan fair, the manufacturer demonstrated prototypes of two panels intended for PCs. Both of which are soon ready for large-scale production.
There are two displays of particular interest: Both have a 21,6-inch panel with a resolution of either 1,920×1,080 or 3,840×2,160 pixels. Both also have a refresh rate of 144 Hz and a specified response time of just 0.1 ms. The high-resolution model will allegedly be used for Asus’ Proart PQ22UC , which was shown during last year’s CES.
The 1080p model is instead intended for a proprietary gaming monitor and was developed in collaboration with the Japanese e-sports team Burning Core. Like other OLED-based screens, good color ranges and an infinite contrast ratio will apply. In OLED, each pixel is a separate light source that can be turned off, making the image truly black.
JOLED’s contribution to the display market will probably also appear during CES 2019, which starts on January 8th. At present, however, information about the launch date and pricing is still unknown. It is also unclear whether the company intends to release larger panels intended for computer monitors in the future.
Article source and image: PCGamesHardware.de (in German). Header image: Philips