JOLED, a joint venture between Sony and Panasonic, has demonstrated multiple PC-oriented printed OLED-based monitors at Finetech Japan trade show. Among other things, the company exhibited OLED displays for gamers, home applications, and professionals. Some of the products are already on the market, or are about to be released, and others are prototypes.

One of the advantages that OLED has over conventional LCD technology is a very fast response time, which makes the tech particularly appealing for gamers. Meanwhile, due to cost and longevity reasons, hardly any company has addressed this audience with an OLED solution. At the show JOLED demonstrated a prototype of its 21.6-inch OLED display that was co-developed with Burning Core, a Japanese gamers team that JOLED sponsors. The monitor features a 1920×1080 resolution and was test driven at Finetech Japan.

In addition to a 21.6-inch Full-HD OLED panel, JOLED also has a high-contrast 21.6-inch Ultra-HD OLED panel in its arsenal. The company has been shipping a medical 21.6-inch 4K OLED display under its own brand (presumably only in Japan) since late 2017. Also, a similar (or the same) 21.6-inch Ultra-HD OLED panel is used by ASUS for its ProArt PQ22UC monitor that is yet to hit the market.

Besides 21.6-inch OLED panels for consumer and professional applications, JOLED has developed a 27-inch 4K OLED panel too. The prototype the company demonstrated at the exhibition was a wall-hanging monitor aimed at smart home applications (smart speakers, IoT, etc.). The positioning of the device is a bit odd because a 27-inch OLED would have been a good solution for PCs, but for some reasons the company does not want to address this market with this panel just yet.

Also aimed at consumers is JOLED’s 55-inch OLED Ultra-HD panel for UHDTVs. This device was demonstrated as a proof of concept to show that the company’s printed OLED technology is suitable for large-sized applications such as TV sets.

Amongst its consumer/professional-oriented OLED devices, JOLED showcased prototype of a rather unique 21.6-inch column-style 4K monitor featuring plastic substrate. The similar substrate is also used for a 21.6-inch curved 4K display designed for digital signage applications in metro/trains and other similar places.

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Source: JOLED, OLED-Info (via TechPowerUp)

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  • austinsguitar - Friday, December 28, 2018 - link

    been waiting for a long time for the first "oled" gaming monitor. because oled is faster than nt, in theory. also no ghosting effects at high frames. thats the biggest problem with high refresh rate monitors. but oled isnt here yet. still waiting for them to work on the oled burn in issues...
  • skavi - Sunday, December 30, 2018 - link

    OLED definitely has ghosting in dark scenes.
  • Lord of the Bored - Monday, December 31, 2018 - link

    As I understand it, the main problem is there's an appreciable ramp-up time when moving from a fully black(AKA turned-off) situation to a light-emitting state. You could probably get around it by idling at a very low brightness.
  • RSAUser - Monday, December 31, 2018 - link

    You could get around by having it one hex off black so it's not turned off.

    Its why we moved our interfaces away from black.
  • 0ldman79 - Thursday, January 3, 2019 - link

    Not a bad idea.

    Then we lose the true black of OLED. I guess it could be set as an option in the monitor, speed vs accuracy. That would be acceptable.

    I know my S4 ghosts when scrolling with black on the screen. It's pretty obvious.
  • Beaver M. - Monday, December 31, 2018 - link

    Even CRTs had ghosting. Its just that you could barely see it and only on a completely dark screen with something white moving on it.
  • Penti - Friday, December 28, 2018 - link

    Hm, so they demo an 54.6-inch panel but the plant they build/equip is 5.5G? I would guess large panels (above 32-inch) would have to wait until they build a 10.5G-plant maybe 3-4 years from now. By then I would guess their Taiwanese and Chinese competitors would already be producing ~55-65-inch OLED by using an inkjet process. Can't really imagine any commercial production of 54.6-inch panels will happen on 5.5G. JOLED will need to find a niche to stay relevant, will be interesting to see if they can attract enough investment though.
  • kaigaiguy - Friday, December 28, 2018 - link

    This 54.6-inch panel is for demonstration purposes only are there are no plans by JOLED to mass produce TV displays. In fact, JOLED and Panasonic will be licensing their technologies for TV display production, while continuing to focus on medium-sized displays using the 5.5G substrate size you mentioned.
  • Penti - Saturday, December 29, 2018 - link

    They are still in a place where they need to attract investment, but I can't see anyone licensing tech from JOLED. All their competitors has already years of research and development into OLED inkjet printing. Hopes of a 10.5G plant of their own has been reported on though, they just don't have the money and the showcase is kinda odd as it targets potential investors but is a product they couldn't produce in years even if they get the needed investment and thus something their competitors would be able to bring to market much sooner.
  • chada - Friday, December 28, 2018 - link

    I believe you spelled the word ants incorrectly. There is no "g" in the word ants. Nor is there an "m" nor an "e" nor an "r." Such editing.

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