Samsung QLED vs LG OLED – Two Biggest Display Technologies

We were able to see a bunch of new technological advancements unveiled during CES 2017 starting from VR headsets to TV panels. Regarding TVs, a new display technology has been showcased during CES. Samsung and LG were the ones to come out with a new lineup of OLED and QLED TV sets during the Las Vegas tech event. Today we’re going to closely inspect the TV displays provided by both companies and see what sets them apart.

Before jumping into the details, we need to let everyone know that even though Samsung’s QLED sounds very similar to OLED, it isn’t the same thing. This is the first time we hear this term and no other tech manufacturer has even mentioned this acronym until now. Taking in consideration that OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode we can see that QLED has nothing to do with it. In fact, QLED basically means that this Samsung panel is basically a more advanced LED/LCD TV display.

Samsung QLED

Instead of going for an OLED display, Samsung opted for a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) instead. What makes this display so special is the fact that it’s equipped with pixels both inside it and behind. This gives the display the ability to light up different regions of the screen to accommodate the played media content.

The new QLED technology has been designed especially to enhance the display’s colors. Samsung’s QLED TV sets will now be able to create even richer and warmer colors while still keeping the same picture quality. Additionally, the brightness is quite impressive reaching up to 2000 nits of peak brightness.


As previously mentioned, OLED technology uses organic light. The way this is done is by adding tiny carbon diodes to every pixel. The pixels then light up whenever electric power is applied on them. Using this technology, displays are able to emit light in every individual pixel. This means that whenever the pixels have to show the color black, they will be basically turned off. This is the biggest feature that using an OLED display brings. Also worth mentioning is that OLED display have the fastest response time because they are so thin.

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