Why QLED Is Seen As Being Superior to OLED
Samsung is one of those Companies that has grown by investing billions into product and consumer behaviour research, they are also a Company who has been a major contributor to pushing the TV development boundaries during the past decade.
Now they are pushing the boundary out further with their third generation QLED TV technology resulting in a head on battle with OLED.
QLED is quantum dot technology on an LED panel i.e., Quantum dot + LED = QLED. It’s a superior technology that delivers several advantages over OLED.
Samsung’s third generation QLED technology is built around a film layer of quantum dots, that sit at the front of a regular LED backlight panel. The layer is made up of tiny particles each of which emits its own individual colours depending on the size which is often between 2 and 10 nanometres.
The size of the particle dictates and controls the wavelength of light that it emits, hence the different colours.
By using quantum dot technology Samsung QLED TV’s can deliver over a billion colour options.
With this generation Samsung has changed the structure of their TV technology to include a new metal alloy core and new metal alloy shell. This enhancement has enabled greater colour accuracy but also enables that colour accuracy at higher peak brightness.
The change in name to QLED over SUHD is simply an evolution of the TV technology that Samsung is developing.
Samsung’s ability to produce colours with higher brightness allows them to also deliver greater colour volume than ever before resulting in QLED outperforming the abilities of OLED according to several observers of the battle between QLED and OLED.
It’s able to preserve colours in peak brightness areas that OLED can’t and those peak brightness areas are also higher than OLED can currently achieve.
The result is that QLED gives you a lot more visible colour, it’s better suited for vibrant delivery of HDR content while also delivering the visual experience that Hollywood studios and movie director want in a final product.