Project: Spectrum | OLED Panel Features


Hi there community,

We are getting deeper and deeper toward the development of Spectrum OLED! Everything is still on schedule, so in the meantime, we would like to talk about the panel itself. We will cover its features, what makes it special, and how each feature can benefit you as the end user.

Before jumping in…

First, let’s get to the basics! What is OLED exactly? organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology is a display technology. It uses organic compounds to emit light when electricity is applied to them. Unlike traditional liquid crystal display (LCD) screens, OLED displays do not require a backlight, which allows them to be thinner and more flexible. It also offers a wider viewing angle, higher contrast ratio, faster response time, and better color accuracy.

Our panel is also used by LG Electronics (27GR95QE-B) and ASUS (PQ27AQDM).

3rd generation OLED panel

As has been mentioned in our previous topic, the panel we are using for Spectrum OLED was developed by LG Display as part of their 3rd generation W-OLED screen, which they call “META Technology”. It is a W-OLED panel, which means that in addition to the RGB sub-pixels, it also includes a fourth sub-pixel that emits white light.

Wider selection of panel size

Initially, the use of OLED panels was marketed toward consumer TVs. The new 3rd generation sees a 27" panel in the lineup for the first time ever. The introduction of smaller-sized panels allows monitors to explore the use of OLED technology.

Micro lens array (MLA)

The big new feature this generation is Micro Lens Array (MLA). MLA is a component of the panel that is used to improve the overall image quality by increasing the amount of light that is being displayed. It is positioned above the OLED pixels and consists of a series of small lenses that focus light toward the viewer. This improves the viewing angle dramatically, as well as the overall image quality of the display.

Other recent improvements

In 2022, LG introduced 2nd generation OLED panel as part of “EX technology”. All of the core features from the previous generation are included again or improved upon with the 3rd generation:

  • Deuterium replaces hydrogen in the OLED layer, making the panel more heat-and electricity-resistant.
  • The personalized algorithm predicts the usage of red, green, and blue (RGB) elements by learning users’ viewing patterns. Doing so optimizes the energy usage for each element, maximizes display performance, and optimizes image quality.

That concludes the topic about panel features that will make it to Spectrum OLED! Let us know what you think and if you have any questions, feel free to drop it below!

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