Although the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was put off until January 11, the pace of releasing new products didn’t slow down. Especially, after been seriously affected by Covid-19, the world’s most well-known electronics manufacturers are desperately trying to get through the hardship as soon as possible.
For example, Samsung released three lines of product with different technologies, like the Neo QLED TV and the Wall – MicroLED TV. LG also prepared bendable 48-inch OLED TV and Monitor, a Transparent OLED TV, and a QNED Mini LED TV. The Mini LED tech is also used by TCL in their Roku TVs.
At this point, you might wonder, “I had LED TVs, and just paid a fortune on an OLED TV. But here come more words like QLED, Mini LED and Micro LED! ” So, what exactly are the difference between them and which one suits you the best? In this article, the editor will try to explain.
Firstly, what are OLED TVs and their featurs?
Today, there are numerous kinds of OLED TVs on the market, including Sony, Philips, Skyworth, Samsung, and LG. As we can see from the list above, LG is in the leading position at this stage.
OLED stands for Organic Light-Emitting Diode technology. Different from LED that is driven by a backlit array behind the pixel to emit light, OLED is revolutionary because the pixel can illuminate on its own. This means that while the scene of black on the LED panel is a bit gray, the area displayed would be pure black on OLED TVs. So even someone who is not an audio-visual enthusiast would be able to notice the improvement of the color contrast. In addition, since there is no need for backlit, OLED TVs can easily be made with thinner and curved screens.
On top of that, OLED TVs also offer a wider range of viewing angles, and even when viewing from the side, the color is still impressive. Finally, OLED TVs have limited response times, making them perfect for gaming and watching sports.
However, there’s no such thing as perfection, OLED TVs still have their downsides. Firstly, although it’s not obvious when watching during the day, they’re not as bright as LCD TVs. Besides, when a static scene stays on the screen for too long, the user may see the outline of the image later, such as the platform logo, and it may linger even after switching. Especially after being used for a long time, a serious shadow will appear, commonly known as the “burning screen” phenomenon. In the early days, the service life of OLED TVs are very short, but LG has been able to guarantee 30,000 hours of service life.
Secondly, what about QLED TVs?
QLED (Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diodes) is created by Samsung to describe its high-end quantum-dot LED TV series. Simply put, QLED TV is a type of LED TV that uses quantum dot technology to improve the display quality of critical images. Provides better brightness and a wider range of colors.
However, because QLED is not luminous, the LED backlight that illuminates the screen is always on, which means they cannot provide a pure black like OLED.
Thirdly, the Mini LED.
Samsung designed the Quantum Mini LED that is 1/40 the height of a conventional LED. This technology has already been used in other products as well. Instead of using a lens to disperse light, and a package to fix the LED in place, the Quantum Mini LED has incredibly thin microlayers filled with many more LEDs. Quantum Matrix Technology enables ultra-fine and precise control of the densely packed LEDs, preventing blooming—and allowing viewers to enjoy the content as its meant to be seen. It helps make dark areas darker and bright areas brighter, resulting in a more precise and immersive HDR experience.
Finally, the Micro LED.
Actually, this technology did not use in Sumsang TVs until now. Samsung has made Micro LED available in a traditional TV form factor for the first time—bringing consumers a breathtaking visual experience on an ultra-large next-generation screen.
The new Micro LED line uses micrometer-sized LED lights to eliminate the backlight and color filters utilized in conventional displays. It is self-illuminating, producing stunningly realistic colors and brightness through its 24 million individually controlled LEDs. And with a Monolith design defined by over 99% screen-to-body ratio.