Samsung is often a trendsetter when it comes to displays, and now, it’s pushing the envelope even further. The company has just announced the development of in-cell touchscreen OLED displays for use in laptops.
Samsung Display has announced that it will mass-produce the world’s first OCTA (short for On-Cell Touch AMOLED) displays for use in laptops. Samsung was the first to mass-produce OCTA touchscreens back in 2010, so it’s definitely no surprise to see the company take things to their next natural step as OLED laptops become more and more popular.
There are already AMOLED laptops with multi-touch, so how is Samsung’s offering different? Basically, today’s laptop touch screens need a digitizer to work, something that ends up increasing the thickness of the panel itself. An OCTA display has touch sensors built right into the panel, eliminating the need for a separate digitizer. In turn, this will reduce the thickness and bezels of a laptop, ensuring it looks as slim and cool as possible.
We are likely to see laptops using this technology in the coming months. There is a possibility that we will even see Samsung introduce this technology in its next range of laptops.