Last week BOE demonstrated two Q-LED displays, 5" (320x240) and 14" (960x540). These prototype displays use electroluminesence quantum-dots as emitting materials.

BOE Q-LED display prototypes at SID 2017

According to BOE, switching to an in-organic emitter enables a display that features an excellent display quality - on part with OLED displays - while also being compatible with ink-jet printing, which will enable QLED displays to be lower-cost compared to OLEDs.

This is just an early prototype, it will take years before such displays can be commercialized, though. Reports in 2016 suggested that SDC may start to produce QLED TV panels by 2019.

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