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The new year is shaping up to be a great one for those of you who are hoping to get your hands on new notebooks with beautiful OLED screens. Samsung’s display division has revealed that it is developing more than 10 different OLED panels for 2021 laptops, which include a brand-new 15.6-inch FHD (1080p) model. Some of these will presumably be improved versions of the UHD and QHD OLED screens that were introduced by the company in 2019 and 2020, respectively.

According to Samsung’s crystal ball, the popularity of notebooks with OLED panels are set to quintuple due to the ramifications of the coronavirus, which has normalized working from home and fueled sales of laptops and similar computer hardware. The Korean manufacturer’s portfolio of new displays is sure to bolster that prediction.

“With the influence of [COVID-19], the demand for working from home, online classes, and gaming is rapidly increasing,” said Seong-cheol Kim, head of the small- and medium-sized display business division. “Just as we pushed the LCD with image quality and dominated the smartphone market, we will expand our market share by providing innovative consumer value in the notebook market.”

We’ll probably have to wait until they show up in Lenovo, ASUS, Dell, and HP’s upcoming notebooks for their complete specifications, but Samsung’s new OLED displays are expected to boast all of the technology’s typical selling points, such as an incredible 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, perfect blacks, 0.1 ms response times (10 times faster than LCDs), and 100 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color space.

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