During the ongoing IFA 2016 show in Berlin, Samsung unveiled its Quantum dots super ultra-high definition TV lineups.
The Samsung SUHD TVs employs the technology of Quantum dots to display colors that are vivid. Its 88-inch KS9800 is the world’s largest quantum-dot TV in the market.
Quantum Dots are tiny particles, typically between between 10 and 50 nm in size, that can absorb and emit light to display colors that are realistic and lifelike.
California-based Nanosys has been a leading supplier of Quantum dots for Samsung’s latest cutting-edge displays.
“Quantum dots enable much brighter color meaning that you have both efficiency and improved color gamut,” says Nanosys CEO Jason Hartlove, who also adds that Samsung’s SUHD TVs only used cadmium-free materials, meaning no heavy metals were used in the construction of these products.
Jason estimates that in 2016 roughly four to five times more Quantum dot TVs will be sold in the market.
“With the next generation of Quantum dots, we’re going to see a more emissive experience—something where the color jumps off the screen even more. It’s going to have a wider viewing angle. It’s going to be much brighter than what we see today, even more than what we see with SUHD,” he said during an interview at IFA 2016.
Samsung began research on quantum dots since 2001, though it only released the first QD ultra-high definition TV in 2015.
At IFA in Berlin, Samsung introduced a series of quantum dot SUHD TVs ranging from 43 to 88-inches. It will support HDR and comes with 10 year warranty.
Samsung also announced the world’s first curved Quantum dot PC monitors. The CF791 features a 34” Ultra Wide QHD screen.