January 10, 2024 – By Yao Liwei
Samsung unveiled its latest display technology at the CES 2024 expo, making waves with the introduction of their new type of micro-display named OLEDoS, specifically designed for XR headsets. This cutting-edge 1.03-inch square screen features an RGB sub-pixel structure and is the world’s first OLEDoS screen to utilize this technology. With an unbelievably high pixel density of up to 3500ppi, it’s capable of delivering incredibly realistic visual effects comparable to watching a 4K screen within XR/VR headsets.
Samsung has indicated that this screen does not require a separate light source, allowing for a smoother and more authentic visual experience. While the company has yet to reveal the driving frame rate of the screen, expectations are high that it may support a refresh rate of 90Hz for superior visual fidelity.
The company has shared that the upcoming XR headsets will be equipped with two such screens, to be manufactured by eMagin. eMagin is a US-based company with extensive experience in the field of OLEDoS display manufacturing, and it has been involved in several months of acquisition talks with Samsung Display.
Although Samsung has not shared the technical details of their inaugural OLEDoS screen in great depth, it is speculated that the panel might boast a resolution of 2500×2500 pixels and support a refresh rate of up to 90Hz. The forthcoming XR headsets are also expected to embrace this same technology and panel, potentially featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 2 processor and a specially designed version of Android by Google for XR headsets.
It’s interesting to note that Apple’s Vision Pro headset also utilizes a comparable curved Micro OLED screen technology with a 96Hz refresh rate. However, it remains unclear if Samsung’s new offering will surpass or match the performance of its competitors in the market.