The Future is Here: Samsung and LG look at Mass Production of Quantum Dot Technology
Display resolutions have increased over the years and while there’s room for improvement, many think a new step needs to be taken by manufacturers by adopting new technologies to propel display technology forward. That’s where quantum dot technology comes in. This particular technology will help improve LCD displays and help it produce colours that were thought to only bee seen on Samsung’s AMOLED displays.
What Exactly is Quantum Dot Technology?
Quantum Dot Technology is essentially a nano crystal technology which has applications across the board including display technology as is the focus here. It will essentially help improve LCD panels when it comes down to colour reproduction. The nano crystals which are responsible for the colour emission and production help increase the range of colours (colour gamut) of LCD panels by about 50% allowing the images to “pop” similar to what we see in the AMOLED displays which Samsung uses in its devices.
However, the major appeal in this technology is its power saving capabilities. The nano crystals which are a key component to Quantum Dot Displays are able to be triggered individually – something which we seen in AMOLED displays with devices like the Moto X. This allows for better blacks for one thing but more so, the energy needed to power these displays and trigger them are an estimated 40-50% less than both AMOLED and LCD displays. Of course, this would mean a whole lot more mileage from a single battery charge.
The technology is expected to make its debut either later this year or early next year with sources indicating that two major contenders – Samsung and LG – are moving into mass production. It is speculated by many enthusiasts as well as experts that this technology has the potential to replace AMOLED as the leading display panel in the industry.