Samsung’s new OLED display hits 2000 nits brightness, could launch with the Galaxy S23

As part of their announcements at the just concluded CES 2023 convention, Samsung Display has unveiled its latest OLED display for smartphones with a UDR 2000 certification.

As hinted by the name, the new display offers a peak brightness of 2,000 nits and given that Samsung typically uses its best panels in the Galaxy S series, we might be seeing the UDR 2,000 certified panels on the upcoming Galaxy S23 series in the coming weeks. (UDR: Ultra Dynamic Range).

The UDR 2000 certification for the panel has been done by UL (Underwriter Laboratories) an independent testing and validation firm. What is interesting about all this is that the panels Samsung supplies to Apple for the iPhone 14 Pro series can already achieve a peak brightness of 2000 nits. For comparison, the Galaxy S22 Ultra tops out at 1750 nits.

So how is this new panel better than the ones Apple receives from Samsung? Sammobile believes the clue is in the name. Given that ‘Ultra’ is normally positioned higher than ‘High’ in most technology lingo, then the new UDR panel from Samsung should offer more brightness as well as have a better dynamic range compared to the current HDR-enabled OLED screens.

However, this is all speculation at this point, and we will have to wait until Samsung packs the new panel in their next flagship to allow for a more even comparison. At their presentation at CES 2023, the South Korean company had a ‘conventional’ OLED screen next to their new panel and as you would expect, the new panel displayed more vivid colours with a better dynamic range.

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Still on displays, the company also confirmed that their new quantum dot OLED TVs, the S95C and the more affordable S90C will also be able to hit a peak brightness of 2000 nits with a caveat. The 2000 nits figure can only be hit on a 3% window, while they will be able to achieve 1500 nits in the more conventional testing window of 10%. Crucially, both TVs support a 144 Hz refresh rate, making them ideal for gamers who like displays that can keep up with the fast-paced actions of their video games.

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Naftaly is a Computer Science graduate with a passion for tech, video games and pop culture. When he is not writing articles for AndroidKenya, he is probably rewatching the Lord of the Rings trilogy for the hundredth time. Email at Twitter @KarisNaftaly