Although OLED technology has been around for many years, in devices such as smartphones, smart watches and televisions, the arrival of OLED monitors has choked the industry. There are a number of problems when it comes to creating OLED monitors, but it seems that manufacturers have overcome certain barriers and, according to JOLED, 2019 will be the year of OLED monitors for homes.
JOLED is a Japanese group specialized in image formed by three giants like Panasonic, Sony and Japan Display (which, in turn, has Toshiba and Hitachi), and it seems that they will be the ones who take a step forward in the launch of OLED panels for monitors.
Why have not OLED monitors arrived so far? There is some model, such as a Dell UltraSharp, and Asus also has an announced model, but little else.
The technology has a series of advantages, such as energy efficiency when turning off the pixels that show the color black, as well as more vibrant and saturated colors, with deep blacks and a great image quality in general, but also have some problems that they affect, above all, the monitors.
The response times were not ideal, they are especially expensive to manufacture and, moreover, until recently the image burning problem persisted.
This problem, which also had plasma televisions, makes the “ghost” of a static image remain on the screen even if the image is changed.
The burned-out image of OLEDs on a monitor, for example, would have clear consequences. To begin with, if we use them to play, elements such as the user interface are always in the same position, so when using another application, there would be “remains” of the game on the screen.
But it is also noticeable if we do not play (especially in these cases), since on a PC there are fixed elements such as the taskbar or the application interface with which we are a long time, such as Chrome.
As we say, it seems that manufacturers have overcome this obstacle and want to launch mass OLED monitors in 2019. Thus, JOLED has announced that the first monitors will have a resolution 1.080py and 4K with diagonals that will start at 21.6 “and that will be focused from productivity to gaming.
It is a fairly low diagonal currently, especially when there are much larger monitors at a good price with VA and IPS technology, but there will also be 27 “monitors, although, according to the JOLED report, it will not be focused on gaming. They have not specified details, but it could be due to the response time in milliseconds, which would be very high.