Samsung Display Could Be Developing a Rollable QD-OLED TV to Rival LG

Samsung Display Could Be Developing a Rollable QD-OLED TV to Rival LG

According to a recent South Korean report, Samsung Display focuses on making its displays smaller and more flexible to create rollable QD-OLED panels.

According to sources who talked with The Elec, the development of the next-generation QD-OLED panels is ongoing, with the “goal being to minimize the need of glass substrates from the present two to one,” allowing the next version to be rollable.

Samsung Display is not the same as Samsung Electronics, which creates the commercial TVs you can buy at your local electronics store, but the former's technology is sometimes seen in the latter’s products.

We might see a rollable QD-OLED TV from Samsung Electronics shortly if that's the case.

Rollable Is Nice - But so far It’s very Expensive

The only commercially available rollable TV is the LG RX Rollable Series OLED, which debuted at CES 2019 and will be marketed a year later in 2020.

The 65-inch model costs $87,000 / €60,000, and you’ll have to purchase it straight from the manufacturer through a specialized installer.

There’s no knowing how much a QD-OLED version of a rollable TV would cost if Samsung follows through on its ambitions. Unfortunately, based on current QD-OLED costs, it is unlikely to be considerably less expensive than the LG RX, which is now available. (When comparing side-by-side, Samsung’s S95B OLED costs several hundred dollars more than LG’s 2022 OLED series.)

However, if Samsung can develop a less expensive housing for the screen, we may be able to acquire a rollable OLED in our home without having to take out a second mortgage.

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Jessica Vieira
Jessica Vieira
Jessica Vieira is ProductReviews's senior media reporter, covering the intersection of entertainment and technology.