Yesterday we published a story about a video of Samsung's 23" OLED monitor by First Look Review... A recent comment on our post claimed this is a fake (thanks Nuninho1980!)...
And I believe that indeed this is true. This is not an OLED monitor, but a regular one, probably the P2370L. Here's the original press release of the P2370L. Let me tell you why:
- You can see in the video that the monitor looks like a product ready to ship. It does not look like a prototype ready for 2010 - it even got the energy-star sticker on. Compare this to previous prototypes by Samsung, Sony or LG.
- Usually when companies show an OLED prototype, it's a big thing... but here Samsung has a good looking product but with no PR? Just one video by First Look Review? Unlikely...
- I'm not sure they would have let that girl pick up a new OLED prototype that should be out by 2 years... it'll be extremely expensive and probably fragile.
- The video says that the OLED monitor has a contrast of 2,000,000:1 and is 1.6cm thick. Exactly the same as the P2370L!
- In fact 1.6cm is not so exciting for an OLED. The XEL-1 is 3mm thick for example, and Sony's new 21" prototype is 1.4mm thick.
- When viewed from the side, the Samsung monitor doesn't look so good. OLEDs have a much better viewing angle. See the next photos to see how it compares to LG's OLED:
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