The move away from backlighting for TVs is well under way, but while most manufacturers have already succumbed to the self-emissive delights of OLED, Samsung has kept its powder dry.
Why? It reckons OLED is inherently too limited in terms of brightness and prone to degradation over time on account of its organic compounds.
Samsung’s alternative is a two-pronged approach. On the one hand it’s proving that there is actually life in the old backlight yet, with the company’s 2018 flagship QLED, the Q9FN, doing a rather convincing job of taking the fight to its OLED rivals.
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