Jan 2, 2017: In 2017, Samsung Electronics will focus on quantum dot (QD) technology for its TV products. The Korean manufacturer said that its TV range with QD technology would allow better color in a wider range wthat would match the OLED TVs in the market.
Under its “Q Project,” the TV models with quantum dot materials will be tested through various methods. The new TVs will have a QD film layer on top of a LCD with LED as the backlight.
Metal coating process
Samsung has also introduced a metal coating process, where the metal is coated around the nanocrystals that help to form a coating to make it more stable, circular and keep it in its own size. The circular shape and size of the crystals is very important for better color accuracy.
The high dynamic range (HDR) TVs will have peak brightness of 1,500 nits. The increased brightness will impact color volume, and vice-versa.
The new QD TV models can achieve wide color volume that cover DCI-P3 standard color space, even at 1,500 nits. The QD technology would help Samsung to achieve 104% color space of the standard. Samsung, launched QD LCD TV at CES 2015, which it branded as SUHD TV.
Advantage of QD materials
By using QD materials in TVs have certain advantages over OLEDs as they are less costly to make. QD process can also be added to the existing LCD production lights that will give longer lifespan, and do not suffer burn-in problems.