QD-OLED promises to combine the best properties of OLED and QLED.
Samsung has its at an event in New York QD OLED TV S95B displayed. Although only selected image material was used, the journalists present were very impressed.
The Verge particularly praises the Lightness and color saturation: “Colors still look vibrant, even in very bright scenes. Reds, greens, and blues look richer and purer to your eyes.” This is because QD-OLED does not wash out colors in bright, high-definition scenes. brightness like OLED does.
Digital Trends is excited about the black levels: “Samsung did a fantastic job with the rendering. As expected, the black levels are perfect. Samsung has managed to preserve a respectable amount of shadow detail even in near-black scenes.”
According to Tech Radar, QD-OLED will be its advertising fair:: “I was amazed by the incredible range of colors. The S95B covers more than 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color space, which is a technical term for: the color gamut is huge. The images of a lizard on a branch, the vivid red and orange fall foliage, the deep blue sky over a mountain, the lush green leaves in a forest all just jumped off the screen.”
Everyone points out that the TV makes a very good impression. But since only Samsung’s demo material could be seen, only a later real test could show how the QD OLED TV performs in everyday life.
Only available in the US for now
It is worth noting the discreet way in which Samsung presented the device. It wasn’t on display at the CES electronics show earlier this year. Only 2 devices from other manufacturers were presented there that use a QD-OLED panel from the Samsung screen division: The TV sony a95k and Dell gaming monitor Alienware 34 QD OLED.
Samsung only announced its S95B in March and doesn’t even call it QD-OLED, just OLED TV. In the US it will be available from May. $2,200 (55 inches) and $3,000 (65 inches) may be available. In terms of price, it competes with LG’s top OLED model G2 on. Sony’s A95K will likely cost $1,000 more.
There is no release date for the S95B for Austria yet.
It is not a top model according to Samsung
According to Samsung, the S95B is not a superior model either: this year it is Neo QLED 8K series. Why Samsung is keeping the ball so flat with the S95B is unknown. Panels may still be in short supply so increased demand cannot be met. Another assumption is that an agreement has been reached with Sony, according to which only Sony can actively use the term QD-OLED for marketing in 2022.
Also conceivable: Samsung has been speaking out against OLED for years to emphasize the advantages of its LCD TVs. Samsung released its last OLED TV in 2013. So maybe the South Korean company wants to take it easy so the change isn’t too obvious.
You can read more details about how QD-OLED works in this article: QD-OLED: This is behind the new and better TV technology