Samsung Display announced that it will start mass producing its new 15.6" UHD (3840x2160) OLED display panels in February 2019. SDC is targeting premium laptops, as these ultra high resolution panels are optimized for gaming, graphic design and video streaming.
At CES we saw three companies that announced 15" OLED laptops - HP with its Spectre x360, Lenovo with the Yoga C730 and Dell with the XPS 15, Dell G7 15 and the Alienware m15. It is likely that at least some of these laptops will start shipping in March 2019 when SDC can start supplying the panels.
Samsung says that the new AMOLED panels, in addition to the very high resolution, feature high contrast ratio, extreme color accuracy, full HDR compatibility, a very wide color gamut, and remarkable outdoor visibility. The brightness level ranges from 0.0005 to 600 nits. Coupled with the high contrast (120,000:1), this maximizes the HDR benefits.
Samsung also says that the displays support the entire DCI-P3 color gamut - while emitting "significantly less blue wavelengths" compared to LCDs. Blue light emission can potentially be harmful to the eye.
Samsung has been producing laptop OLEDs in the past, but it seems that the company is finally confident that its new panels are really suitable for a larger part of the market, and hopefully we will see more laptop makers adopt OLEDs in the future - also in mid-range devices and not just high-end ones.