LG Display has revealed its roadmap for this year, and it looks like the manufacturer will focus on revamping IPS technology and introducing new wonders.
LG Display is expected to turn its attention to IPS Black as it prepares several models.
LG’s roadmap is very important in that it plays an important role in determining market trends in the display industry. LG plans to make 2024 a progressive year for the market, specifically improving existing technologies and introducing new solutions designed to target specific customers. The company plans to include variants of WOLED panels and IPS panels, which we’ll discuss later, in its portfolio, and as it turns out, it has a lot of mass-produced products. The analysis is based on industry reports received from TFTCentral.
LG is all set to integrate ‘IPS Black’ into its upcoming displays, which won’t be entirely new after their launch in 2022, and Dell has already launched a model with it. But the technology has improved since then, so LG thinks it’s best to take advantage of it in 2024. LG’s main goal here is reportedly to improve the contrast ratio with IPS Black, reaching up to 3000:1, but this is a long-term goal. Improvement plans for now. LG’s IPS Black panel has been revealed to be capable of a resolution of up to 6144 x 3456 in a 31.5-inch size. Additionally, we could also see the debut of 5K and 4K resolution panels, and potentially an ultrawide form factor as well. The IPS Black lineup currently in mass production is as follows.
- 49 inches 32:9 curved (5120×1440)
- 40-inch 21:9 curved (5120×2160 @ 120Hz)
- 37.5 inches 24:10 curved (3840×1600)
- 34-inch 21:9 curved (3440×1440 @ 120Hz)
- 31.5 inches 16:9 flat (6144×3456)
- 27 inches 16:9 flat (5120×2880)
- 27-inch 16:9 flat (2560×1440 @ 120Hz)
Additionally, another interesting adoption of IPS Black is in the high refresh rate segment, especially in gaming applications. Panel types are said to significantly improve the generation, advancing from a mediocre 60Hz to a lightning-fast 360Hz, with the 27-inch panel expected to be released by the fourth quarter of 2024.
In addition, the WOLED sector is also expanding into the market, which is good news for gamers. In particular, the gaming industry is said to benefit the most as it can be used in a variety of fields. Modes with different refresh rates and resolutions. The new dual-mode technology makes competitive gaming and content consumption much easier on gaming-oriented monitors by eliminating the ability for users to adjust the onboard resolution with buttons. LG Display is also planning to introduce the same feature to its IPS panel, but there is no decision yet on when it will be released to the market. The gaming monitors planned by LG are as follows.
- 27-inch dual-mode IPS 16:9 (3840×2160 @240Hz + 1920×1080 @ 480Hz)
- 27-inch dual-mode IPS 16:9 (3840×2160 @144Hz+ 1920×1080 @ 288Hz)
- 27-inch gaming IPS black 16:9 (2560×1440 @360Hz)
According to the roadmap shared by LG Display, IPS Black and Dual Mode IPS will be the next generation of technology in the gaming monitor segment and may attract more attention, especially among gaming users. This shows that the overall sentiment in the market is more focused on bringing innovation within existing technologies, which is quite notable.