Samsung’s display division announced plans to make the world’s “first” 90Hz OLED panels for laptops.
in a Press release, Joo Sun Choi, CEO of Samsung Display, said that the company will start producing large quantities of 14-inch 90Hz OLED panels in March. However, it is unclear what resolution or aspect ratio the displays will have, or if Samsung Display will make a variety of resolutions and aspect ratios in the 14-inch size.
Even if the company does go for normal 16: 9 1080p panels, those are quite a popular format. Additionally, gamers will likely enjoy the new panels, which will offer a combination of excellent OLED screen quality with the higher refresh rates preferred for gaming.
Many PC gamers own 120Hz and 144Hz monitors, but getting refresh rates that high on OLED panels has been difficult, especially on laptops. While some gamers prefer high resolutions, like 4K, many feel that higher refresh rates can help in popular and highly competitive titles. For example, Valorant and CS: GO Gamers tend to prefer high refresh rate displays as they can help players spot enemies within fractions of a second quickly. In online games, that can make a significant difference.
Sure, 90Hz panels won’t provide as smooth an experience as 120Hz or 144Hz, but it’s definitely better than 60Hz. Plus, OLED’s additional visual fidelity could balance the scale. OLED panels usually offer much better contrast, color, and more.
As for which companies will be using Samsung’s new displays, well, that remains unknown. Samsung Display says that “various global IT companies” will launch laptops with 90Hz OLED screens in 2021, but did not name any manufacturers.