Samsung Display is reportedly planning to begin mass producing 34-inch OLED panels for monitors on November 30. The report comes from local outlet Edaily Korea, which relayed quotes from Samsung Display CEO Choi Joo-sun regarding his company’s plans for manufacturing 34-inch “QD-OLED” panels, as well as 65- and 55-inch QD-OLED panels for televisions. Samsung’s QD-OLED technology is unique in that it utilizes a “QD layer” and blue self-emitting layer for brighter luminance and broad color reproduction.
From Edaily Korea:
[…] QD display is a panel with a QD color filter on top of a blue organic light emitting diode (OLED) that emits blue light. CEO Choi said, “The current QD display yield (the ratio of good products among finished products) has improved from the beginning. It is expected that the yield will get better and better,” [Joo-sun] said. “Full-scale mass production will start on November 30.”
CEO Choi also mentioned specific QD display products. He said, “QD Display will mass-produce and release 65-inch and 55-inch TVs and 34-inch monitors and decide whether to increase production based on market reaction. It is also said that the company’s concerns about the road to commercialization of QD were revealed.
Competitor LG is already selling a 32-inch OLED monitor for users who can’t cope with using something as large as an OLED TV for a computer display. Dubbed the UltraFine Display OLED Pro (32EP950-B), it carries an MSRP of $3,999.99, making it even more expensive than a 77-inch G1 OLED TV with brighter Evo panel (currently on sale for $3,799.99).