Sony's new Bravia XR A95K 4K TV panel is made by none other than Samsung Display. The partnership is an intriguing twist for Sony, in particular. After all, the brand's current OLED televisions use panels from Samsung's rival, LG Display. LG panels often use blue and yellow OLED compounds to create whitish light pixels that pass through color filters to produce red, green and blue sub-pixels.
In contrast, QD-OLED technology emits blue light through quantum dots to convert some of the blue pixels to red and green without the need for a color filter. Thanks to this, the Bravia XR A95K, which will come in sizes of 55 and 65 inches, should be able to emit greater energy efficiency in light. SEOUL, Korea and TOKYO, Japan, December 14, 2004 Samsung Electronics Co. Henceforth, Samsung) and Sony Corporation (hereafter, Sony) signed a cross-licensing agreement on December 14, which details the mutual use of patent portfolios owned by the two companies.
Let's start by analyzing brands. Samsung is a South Korean manufacturer and by far the largest TV manufacturer in the world, followed by LG and TCL. However, Sony is not far behind and the Japanese manufacturer is still a force to be faced. Sony will continue to purchase LCD panels from Samsung based on current market prices, without having to operate a manufacturing plant.
Then there is HDR10+, which is backed by Samsung and Panasonic, although the latter has now chosen to offer both formats on its mid-range and premium televisions.