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Samsung is ending all production of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels in South Korea and China by the end of this year. While these displays are abundant and easy to manufacture, consumers are losing interest in the technology, having moved on to fancier screen types like OLED and QLED.

“We will supply ordered LCDs to our customers by the end of this year without any issues,” the company said in a statement.

According to Reuters’s report, Samsung will spend 13.1 trillion won ($10.72 billion) to convert one of its South Korean LCD lines into a QLED one. Hopefully, the company will make a similar investment toward OLED technologies.

Samsung isn’t the only display giant that is leaving LCD behind. LG said that it, too, would cease domestic production of LCD TV panels by the end of 2020.

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4 Comments

  1. Honestly, QLED is 95% as good as OLED. Makes sense on their part to focus on something that’s as good but cheaper to produce.

  2. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 11348, member: 96″]
    Isn’t QLED still LED?
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    With the exception of OLED they’re all LCD panels that are LED back lit. QLED is the latest and greatest iteration of LCD.

    Think of it like this. A traditional LCD display uses traditional white LED’s as back lighting and the LCD panel is a color filter. With QLED the LED back lights are 1-10 nm, quantom dots, in size and cover the entire back of the LCD panel, millions of them. They also color change which allows for more precise colors, inky blacks and less work the LCD panel has to do in order to reproduce those colors. That means faster motion clarity, sharper picture.

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