Higher resolutions and refresh rate including 4K 240Hz and up to 480Hz, it's gonna be a while but the companies are listening to consumers and paying attention to make changes and fortify OLED.
As mentioned in the 480Hz section it posses a (hypothetical) 720Hz LCD display capacity for motion persistence.
1000/720 = 1.39ms or about 0.61ms faster than the FW900 CRT or any CRT that used the SMPTC(2millisecond phosphors), as far as I'm aware the Ultra-Fast SMPTC 2,000FPS/2,000Hz(500 microsecond) phosphors were going to be used in the future. I'm sure a Hypothetical Sony GDM-FW1000 would have used it.27″ with 1440p and 480Hz refresh rate – building on the excellent motion clarity of the current 240Hz OLED options, LG.Display plan to push this further with a 480Hz refresh rate panel option. It has the same 27″ (actually 26.5″) screen size and 2560 x 1440 resolution but the refresh rate is doubled. For games and content where you can drive 480fps, this should offer amazing motion clarity, which should be equivalent to a (currently hypothetical) 720Hz LCD panel in clarity. These refresh rates should also be easy for OLED panels to keep up with, thanks to their near-instant response times.
This is actually perfectly normal remember OLED = Microsecond mostly, semi-Millisecond device.
As mentioned in various reviews the response time actuation of the the pixels is 100,000Hz(10microseconds), the Grey-to-Grey time is between 10,000Hz(0.01) or (100 microsecond) and 33,333.33Hz(0.03) or (30 microsecond) for current panels. And the Color-to-Color transitions can be as fast as 200microseconds to an average of about 600microseconds to as high as 800microseconds for most colors sub-76% as for the remaining 24% of colors at a certain point that number can go upwards to 5 milliseconds.
As Mr.Rehjon(CBB) replied to me OLED displays can operate in an asynchronous way for response times, pixel changes etc.etc.
On top of that there is a new display Standard that Chief Blur Buster(Mr.Mark Rehjon) should investigate at least being mentioned in this article.
DFR is most likely a byproduct of 8K, I bet someone said instead of 8K which is a long way away. Why don't we harness the bandwidth of 8K and cut it in half to 4K and on top of that pump up the refresh rate. It's a simple technology and simple thing but I'm betting it posses a lot more intelligence due to AI upscaling and things like Nvidia, Intel, and AMDs implementations of artificial properties for image quality.Dynamic Frequency and Resolution (DFR) – choose between resolution or refresh rate!
One of the most interesting developments planned is the new “DFR” (Dynamic Frequency and Resolution) technology. This allows you to choose whether you want to prioritise resolution of refresh rate, giving great flexibility for different gaming scenarios and offering you the best of both worlds. The planned new 31.5″ 4K 240Hz panel will be the first to feature DFR.
For graphics focused games and for those who want to prioritise detail and resolution, you can run in the native 4K @ 240Hz mode, which is already very fast anyway. But there is also the option to switch to a 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080) and run the same panel at 480Hz instead! So for games focused on speed, frame rates and competitive Esports, this could be a really useful option.
4K at 240Hz….OR
1080p at 480Hz
More information about this will be available in the future, but we will be interested to see how this would work with screen scaling – could you run the 1080p @ 480Hz in a smaller window size for instance to simulate a smaller monitor? And also if there are any midway options like 1440p @ 360Hz also possible? Right now, the prospect of 4K @ 240Hz or 1080p @ 480Hz from the same 31.5″ panel is definitely very interesting.
LG.Display plan to increase the brightness of these future panels, with target specs of 1300 nits peak brightness (HDR) and 275 nits (100% APL) suggested.
This new panel is expected around Q3 2024.
Future Samsung QD-OLED Plans
We have less detail at the moment on Samsung’s QD-OLED plans or any dates unfortunately, but we do have some headlines. Here are some of the new panel options planned from Samsung – more info as we get it:
34″ ultrawide with 3440 x 1440 and 240Hz refresh rate – building on their existing 175Hz panel option in this space, Samsung are intending to increase the refresh rate to 240Hz in a new panel. This would compete directly with LG.Display’s scheduled alternative and allow them to remain competitive in the 34″ ultrawide OLED panel space.
31.5″ with 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution and 240Hz – a direct competitor to the panels LG.Display are planning from their technology
27″ with 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution and 240Hz – again directly competing with an option LG.Display are currently considering. Could Samsung get this high density option to market first?
27″ with 2560 x 1440 resolution and 360Hz – this would be an alternative to LG.Display’s existing WOLED option of this size and resolution, but with an increased refresh rate of 360Hz above LG.Display’s current 240Hz option.
More details on Samsung’s QD-OLED plans if and when we get it.
It's a shame OLED is a fixed-resolution display unlike CRTs even if CRTs possessed a native resolution but I see that as we advance with AI and other processing technologies we can go into smaller resolutions with less negatives in display as there is still plenty of people wanting to play at various resolutions or watch content that is housed in a smaller resolution.
I just hope that as we advance OLED that the life of the panel is extended and we experience like LCDs at first there was some burn-in and some issues but as time went on there's people with 10-15-20+ year old LCDs and they still work perfectly fine.
There are too many people who are like I used OLED since 2018-2019 and nothing. And then there are others who are like I bought OLED recently and it is messed up.
I'm more wanting MicroLED as that seems the future. But if OLED fixes it's life-span, burn-in issues I can see lots of people ditching LCD and going OLED route. The only other issue is the brightness, HDR thing which people have stated it's improved a bit but there is a vocal minority wanting better HDR, Brightness and whatnot even if the technology doesn't allow those levels and we still have to wait for better OLED.