OLED Panel Printed by JOLED
February 03, 2018
JOLED, a joint venture between Japan Display, Sony, and Panasonic says that it is ”aiming for printing OLED panels to penetrate the market for medium-sized professional monitors”. It is a 10-bit ”true RGB stripe OLED panel that produces primary hues natively rather than filtering white light”. It has been factory-calibrated to dE less than 2. Asus introduced the PQ22UC, which will be available in the spring. Pricing details will be announced ”closer to the street date”, the company said, adding that the monitor was showcased for the first time at CES 2018. The 21.6” ProArt PQ22UC, an OLED monitor with 4K resolution (200 ppi) and HDR support. All those PC monitors marketed as HDR compatible today cannot actually reproduce HDR – not even close. PQ22UC has a native contrast ration of 1,000,000:1. Typical VA LCD monitors tick in at around 2000-4000:1, whereas IPS LCD monitors typically deliver just 800-1500:1.. The entire monitor weighs just 1 kilogram. PQ22UC offers potentially excellent picture quality with 3840x2160 resolution, 99% DCI-P3 coverage, and support for the HDR10 format. Asus did not specify peak brightness but said that the monitor has a 0.01 ms response time and a professional-grade OLED panel suitable for ”editing and creating on the road”, including photo and video editing. Although the stack uses RGB side by side, it also incorporates a color filter, similar to the Sony 11” TV and therefore is not very bright. The monitor offers USB-C and micro HDMI ports. It also has an angled stand that is detachable.
Dell announced the first PC monitor based on OLED technology at CES 2016 two years ago. It made a brief appearance on the market in 2017 before it was discontinued.