Currently, Samsung uses OLED technology panels in its range of smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch. Despite the excellence they currently offer, the South Korean technology company wants to further improve this aspect of its watches.
The next step, it seems, will be the use of panels with microLED technology in their smart watches. A change that should be accompanied by its great rival Apple.
Samsung will use microLED panels on the Galaxy Watch
Reports from South Korea sparked this new wave of rumors regarding the future of Samsung’s smartwatches. The South Korean technology company wants to get closer to the top of this niche market and believes it will achieve this by improving the quality of its products.
It was at the end of last year that Samsung Display set up a team dedicated to the development of microLED panels for implementation in smartwatches. A task that should not prove to be complicated for this subsidiary of the Korean company.
I recall that Samsung already uses microLED panels in its premium televisions. So developing a retrofit for these smaller products shouldn’t be too much of a headache for your engineers.
The company is so confident in this project that it has set the end of 2023 as the target for completing a ready-to-market solution. This means that the first Galaxy Watch with microLED screens could arrive in 2024.
It is curious that rumors of an Apple Watch transition to this technology emerged at the same time. It is not surprising that American technology relies on screens developed by Samsung.
Samsung is already the main supplier of OLED screens for the Apple Watch. Therefore, it seems logical to us that the partnership between both companies could last even with the transition to a new technology.
What are the advantages of microLED screens?
Many may look to OLED screens as the pinnacle of this type of technology. But the truth is that there is something even more promising in the form of microLED screens.
Among the advantages of this technology we can point out more brightness, better contrast and even better color reproduction. In addition, they promise a better view even under the direct effect of sunlight.
As if this were not enough, we have added better energy efficiency to these panels. This is an important detail, as it could help improve the autonomy of smartwatches, often identified as one of the main disadvantages of these products.
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