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Say goodbye to your retinas as LG unveils ludicrously bright OLED displays for VR

Last Updated on May 17, 2024
LG unveil 10,000 nit OLED display
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If you’re like me, someone who thinks sight is overrated, then you’re in luck, as LG has just unveiled a new 10,000 nit OLEDoS (OLED on silicon) display that could see future Meta Quest headsets leapfrog Apple’s Vision Pro. That’s right, 10,000 nits of pure, unadulterated brightness could be coming to your next virtual headset – and we don’t care if it’s the last thing we see.

The new ultra-bright OLEDs were unveiled at this year’s SID Display Week in San Jose, California, where visitors to the exhibit were welcomed to experience the new OLED technology in all its glory. The company’s latest innovations features a new OLED Technology coined, OLEDoS – a specially designed display composed of OLED pixels deposited onto a silicon wafer substrate.

(Image source: LG)

This new technology is said to not only offer up to 10,000 nits of peak brightness but will also hit ultra-high resolutions up to 4,000 PPI and reach 97% DCI-P3 color gamut. All in all, users will experience stunning picture quality and color accuracy when using a device equipped with the new technology. The new OLEDoS tech could produce some of the most realistic HDR scenes of any panel right now – which sounds great on the surface, but will it be able to sustain those brightness levels for extended periods of time?

To be able to produce the massive levels of peak brightness LG are claiming, the brand is merging two technologies – a newly developed high-performance OLED element and the company’s MLA technology, which has been seen in numerous new TVs to help improve OLED brightness.

LG themed the exhibit as “A better future” – I’d of used brighter, personally, but that’s me – and that certainly seems to be the direction we’re moving in. However, I’m not sure i’d be allowing myself or any of my relatives to be using a 10,000 nit OLED screen less than an inch away from my retinas for long periods of time.

Regardless, the technology is exciting and it’ll be interesting to give the headset a spin once (if) it comes to fruition.

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