One disadvantage of the current QD-OLED monitors is the matte finish that reduces the contrast and produces slightly raised blacks when hit by light sources. This problem is finally alleviated with the introduction of the glossy finish on the upcoming second generation QD-OLED gaming monitors.
According to leaked information posted on the DisplaySpecifications site, second gen QD-OLED panels with the same improved tech featured in this year’s Samsung S95C TVs could be released in the next 2 to 3 months. These will finally get the glossy coating that really emphasizes the true blacks and excellent contrast of the OLED technology.
Sizes for the upcoming QD-OLED monitors include 34 and 49 inches with ultra-wide aspect ratio and 1440p resolution plus a 32-inch version with 2160p, although it is not clear if this is ultra-wide as well. Apart from the glossy finish, all of these models are supposed to come with three main improvements over the first gen QD-OLED monitors:
- 240 Hz refresh rate, which would put them on par with the fastest WOLED monitors from LG
- 30%+ higher brightness, as seen on Samsung’s latest S95C TVs
- doubled pixel durability, further reducing the occurrence of burn-in
Price points will most likely be similar to the first gen QD-OLED models at launch, so we could be looking at US$1,000+. Not everyone is a fan of ultra-wide screens, in which case the 27-inch WOLED models could be a better solution, but the glossy finish does make a big difference, so waiting a few more months for the second gen QD-OLEDs could pay off in the end.
Bogdan Solca – Senior Tech Writer – 2025 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I’m also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
Bogdan Solca, 2023-05-17 (Update: 2023-05-18)