What to look forward to: Every winter, Samsung hosts an “Unpacked” event to showcase its latest Galaxy devices, most notably the Galaxy S phones. Samsung is also introducing new Galaxy Books this year, and some of them come with a display that could get shoppers excited ahead of a flagship release.
On February 1st, Samsung plans to hold its first Galaxy Unpacked in-person presentation since the Covid pandemic. As usual, Samsung has to introduce the latest Galaxy phones. This year, the company may also introduce its latest Galaxy Books series, a line of Samsung laptops. While most specs are scarce, Samsung Display disclosed some features of future Galaxy Book displays.
Samsung plans to use touchscreen AMOLED (OCTA) displays on mobile devices in upcoming Galaxy Books. The company introduced OCTA screens to its 2010 Galaxy line of smartphones, but this is the technology’s debut in laptops. Instead of a dedicated touch layer, OCTA panels have touch sensors built into the display, making them 6 to 11 percent thinner.
The panels will also support 120Hz refresh rates and 3K resolution with a 16:10 aspect ratio. Considering the already confirmed gossip The Galaxy Book 3 Ultra and the move to OCTA displays could push Samsung to the top of the “high-end” laptop market.
Samsung Display has not confirmed how many Galaxy Book models will feature an OCTA display. While the upcoming Galaxy Book 3 Ultra will no doubt have it, the standard or pro options may not come with OCTA.
The new displays will allow Samsung to tap into the small but growing OLED touchscreen notebook market currently dominated by Asus and Dell. The South Korean tech giant may be able to attract a large number of buyers before its biggest competitor, Apple, launches its MacBook with an OLED touchscreen. expected in 2025. Microsoft is no longer in the OLED laptop market as it has no plans to add OLED displays to its Surface lineup.
It’s still only January, but there have already been many announcements and releases, and as the year progresses, it will be even more interesting. Overall, 2023 could prove to be a pivotal year for display technologies. Many companies such as Samsung, Asus and LG are expected to push the boundaries of both OLED and Mini-LED displays.
For early adopters, Samsung is offering a $50 discount when you reserve phone or laptop and $100 off when you pre-order both. The devices will go on sale on February 1.
If you are interested in any of the upcoming Galaxy Book laptops, Samsung is currently allowing customers reserve pre-order after the device is presented on February 1st.