Samsung's QD-OLED displays land gaming and eye comfort accolades from SGS

Mike Wheatley

Samsung Display’s revolutionary new QD-OLED display has been awarded yet more accolades from the Swiss inspection and certification organization SGS.


This week, SGS said the new displays have been awarded its Pro Gaming Verified and Eye Care Display certificates.

Earlier this year, Samsung’s QD-OLED displays landed certifications from SGS for their outstanding picture quality, high brightness, wide viewing angles and accurate colours. Now, in addition to certifying QD-OLED’s incredibly accurate pictures, SGS says they’re ideal for gamers too.

The QD-OLED display was evaluated at Platinum Level, SGS said, it’s highest possible rating. It secured the Pro Gaming Verified certificate for its performance in a number of areas, including relectance, refresh rate, viewing angle, light leakage and colour.

SGS’s tests show that Samsung’s QD-OLED panels have a response time (gray to gray) of just 0.1 milliseconds, and a black to white response time of just 0.01 ms. Add to that the display’s impressive 144Hz refresh rate for TVs and its 175Hz refresh rate on gaming monitors, and it’s clear that Samsung Display’s new tech is looking to raise the bar for gaming screens.

Samsung Display said it received the Eye Care Display certification because QD-OLED emits less harmful blue light than most other 31.5-inch gaming monitors available on the market.

The latest awards from SGS come ahead of the imminent launch of what will be the world’s first ever commercially available QD-OLED display – Dell Technologies’ Alienware 34 QD-OLED Gaming Display (AW3423DW), a 34-inch curved gaming display with a 175Hz refresh rate, which is set to go on sale in the U.S. on March 9 for just $1,299.

Among its other features, the Alienware 34 QD-OLED Gaming Display comes with a 1800R curvature and a “Creator Mode” that allows content creators to specify the DCI-P3 and sRGB colour gamuts they want to work with. It also comes with HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 connections, plus support for Nvidia G-Sync Ultimate. The stand provides height, swivel and tilt adjustments and there’s a three-year warranty that also covers burn-in.

As for the first QD-OLED TV, that will be Sony’s highly anticipated A95K, which will be available in 55-inch and 65-inch size options, though there’s no word yet on when it will hit the shops.