Samsung Display is making 90Hz OLED screens for laptops

by Joseph K. Clark

While the smartphone industry is quickly evolving to high refresh rate displays, the screens on laptops are still limited to a 60Hz refresh rate. However, this could change soon. Samsung Display has announced that it has begun mass-production of 90Hz OLED displays for laptops. It revealed that it will mass-produce these screens in the first quarter of 2021.


Samsung Display announced the latest development on its blog. It said it will mass-produce the world’s first 90Hz OLED laptop displays in the first quarter of this year. The Samsung subsidiary remains one of the biggest suppliers of OLED displays, and now it is all set to bring the new tech to laptops. “OLED display panels can best satisfy the diverse consumer needs for laptops used in telework, online education, video streaming, and gaming,” the company said.

The subsidiary said that it is helping introduce a significant shift in the market as it collaborates closely with global manufacturers. Moreover, several new laptops with 90HZ OLED displays could be introduced this year. Samsung Display believes that customers would quickly adapt to the latest development and purchase laptops with high refresh rate OLED panels even if they require the use of a high-spec graphics card.

The 90Hz refresh rate renders images 90 times per second, and thanks to this rapid refresh rate update in motion, smoother-looking visuals are possible. Plus, OLED displays can transition from one screen to the next much more quickly than their LCD counterpart with the same refresh rate. As a result,  OLED screens can make gaming and movie watching a more emotional and pleasurable experience. A 90Hz OLED display offers high-speed driving that is actually on par with that of 120Hz LCD screens.

Business Wire reports that Samsung Display tested blur length using the same motion picture of a fast-driving car and found that the image drag of 90Hz OLED and 120Hz high refresh rate LCD screens is 0.9mm and 1mm, respectively.

Prakhar Khanna

I’ve been associated with the tech industry since 2014, when I built my first blog. I’ve worked with Digit, one of India’s most prominent tech publications. As of now, I’m working as a News Editor at Pocketnow, where I get paid to use and write about cutting-edge tech. You can reach out to me at [email protected]

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