OLED Monitors In 2022: The Current Market Status

Check out the current state of OLED monitors as well as everything you need to know about the OLED technology in this ultimate, updated guide.

OLED displays don’t rely on a backlight to produce an image, which allows them to generate true blacks for a basically infinite contrast ratio.

Moreover, they have an instantaneous pixel response time speed for minimal motion blur in fast-paced games.

There are already numerous OLED TVs available that take full advantage of the points mentioned above, but what about OLED monitors?

In this article, we’ll keep you posted about everything related to OLED monitors, including potential release dates or any market status updates.

You can also check out our dedicated New Monitors article to check on the upcoming Mini LED and other displays.

Updates +

  • November 24, 2022:
    – MSI revealed the Project 491C – a 49″ super-ultrawide curved gaming monitor with a QD-OLED panel and 240Hz.
    – The LG 27GR95QE and 45GR95QE OLED gaming monitors will be available for pre-order on December 12, with an estimated shipped date on December 28!
    – The LG 27EQ850 is now available. It’s a 27″ 4K 60Hz professional OLED monitor with 99% Adobe RGB and DCI-P3 color gamut for $2,000.
  • November 21, 2022:
    – LG revealed the LG 27GR95QE, a 27″ 1440p 240Hz OLED gaming monitor!
    – The LG 45GR95QE now has an official product page.
  • November 14, 2022:
    – The LG 42LX3QPUA 42″ 4K 120Hz bendable OLED display is now available on LG’s website.
  • November 11, 2022:
    – The Dell Alienware AW3423DWF is now available.
    – There are rumors that Samsung is considering a 27″ QD-OLED panel, but there’s no other information currently available.
    – Added three Innocn portable OLED monitors.
  • September 1, 2022:
    – Added the LG OLED Flex LX3 42″ 4K 120Hz bendable OLED monitor.
  • August 26, 2022:
    – LG announced the UltraGear 45GR95QE 45″ 3440×1440 240Hz ultrawide OLED monitor with a fixed 800R screen curvature.
  • August 25, 2022:
    – Corsair revealed a 45″ 3440×1440 240Hz ultrawide bendable OLED monitor, the Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240.
    – LG announced that they’re working on a 20″ OLED panel.
  • June 22, 2022:
    – Added LG’s 27″ 1440p 240Hz W-OLED panel with HDR-400 True Black certification which appeared on some roadmaps. However, there’s no other information available regarding the panel, including release date or pricing.
  • May 26, 2022:
    – Added the MSI MEG 342C, the Philips 27E1N8900 and the ASUS PA27DCE.
  • April 22, 2022:
    – Added more information about the LG OLED42C2.
  • March 9, 2022:
    – The Dell Alienware AW3423DW is now available on Dell’s website.
  • March 8, 2022:
    – Added more information about the Dell AW3423DW.
  • January 4, 2021:
    – Dell and Samsung reveal the first QD-OLED gaming monitors, the Alienware AW3423DW and the Odyssey G8QNB.
    – Added more information about LG’s upcoming 42″ C2 TV.
    – AOC announced the AG485UD monitor, most likley based on the same OLED panel as the Gigabyte FO48U.
  • November 2021:
    – Samsung to begin mass-producing 55″ and 65″ QD-OLED panels for TVs and a 34″ panel for monitors.
    – Information leaked about LG’s 2022 OLED line-up, the 42″ C2 is confirmed.
  • September 2021:
    – Revamped the article for better readability.
    – ASUS announced the new ProArt PA32DC based on the same panel as the LG 32EP950, as well as two new portable OLED screens.
  • August 2021:
    – The Gigabyte Aorus FO48U 48′ 4K 120Hz OLED gaming monitor is now available on Newegg.
    – LG postpones 42″ OLED TVs to 2022.
  • June 2021:
    – Skyworth revealed the G90 48″ OLED monitor.
    – The LG 32GP950 is now available on Amazon.
    – Added more information about the Gigabyte Aorus FO48U: HDR (HDR10, HLG) support and 750-nit peak brightness.
    – Added the Xtendtouch_Pro_XT1610UO 15.6″ 4K portable OLED monitor for professionals.
    – We now have more information about the Gigabyte Aorus FO48U monitor.
  • May 2021:
    – AUO revealed their 32″ 4K 144Hz and 32″ 8K 120Hz OLED panel prototypes.
  • April 2021:
    – The article was completely proofread and language improved wherever possible. This article is now more readable.
    – Gigabyte announced the AORUS FO48U, a 48″ 4K 120Hz OLED monitor with HDMI 2.1.
  • March 2021:
    – The 32″ 4K OLED monitor, the LG 32EP950 is now up for pre-order as well – for $4000, while the release date is set for 22 April, 2021.
    – In addition to the LG 27EP590 and 32EP950 OLED monitors, LG will also release 27BP95E and 32BP95E variants with a built-in calibration sensor and included shading hood; all the other features and specifications are identical.
  • February 2021: LG will also release a 27″ 27EP950 variant of the LG 32EP950 4K OLED monitor with the same specifications. Update: It’s now available for pre-order for $3,000.
  • January 2021: Added more information about the LG 32EP950; it will have a maximum refresh rate of 60Hz and have VESA’s DisplayHDR 400 True Black certification.
    – Added the LG UltraFine 32EP950 OLED monitor.
    November 2020: Added the LG CX OLED TV to the buyer’s guide as it’s a popular display to be used as a monitor.
  • January 2020: Acer announced the Predator CG552K, which will use the same OLED panel as the AW5520HF. Viewsonic announced their model as well, the ViewSonic Elite XG550.
  • October 2019: Added the EIZO FORIS NOVA, a new 21.6″ 4K OLED monitor.
  • August 2019: Added more information about Dell’s 55″ 4K 120Hz OLED display.
  • March 2019: Added more information about the ASUS ProArt PQ22UC, including the pricing and release date.
  • January 2019: Added the Dell Alienware 55″ OLED 4K HDR 120Hz gaming monitor.
  • December 2018: Added new OLED monitors including a 22″ 1080p 144Hz OLED eSports gaming monitor dubbed as the Burning Core.

24″ – 32″ OLED Monitors

Monitor/PanelSpecificationsStatus
LG 27GR95QE27" 1440p 240HzDecember 12,
$1,000
LG UltraFine 27EP95027” 4K 60HzAvailable
LG UltraFine 32EP95032” 4K 60HzAvailable
LG UltraFine 27BP95E27” 4K 60HzAvailable
LG UltraFine 32BP95E32” 4K 60HzAvailable
LG UltraFine 27EQ85027” 4K 60HzAvailable
Philips 27E1N890027" 4K 60HzN/A, ~$1100
ASUS PA27DCE27" 4K 60HzN/A
ASUS ProArt PA32DC32” 4K 60HzQ3 2022
ViewSonic VP32-OLED32” 4K 60HzQ3 2022, $5000
Samsung 27" QD-OLED Panel27"N/A
AUO 32” 4K 144Hz Panel32” 4K 144HzN/A
AUO 32” 8K 120Hz Panel32” 8K 120HzN/A
Dell UP3017Q30” 4K 60HzDiscontinued

UltraWide OLED Monitors

Monitor/PanelSpecificationsStatus
MSI Project 491C49" 240Hz QD-OLEDN/A
Corsair Xeneon Flex 45WQHD24045" 3440x1440 240Hz BendableN/A
LG UltraGear 45GR95QE45" 3440x1440 240HzDecember 12,
$1700
Dell Alienware AW3423DW34" 3440x1440 175Hz 1800R
G-SYNC
Available
Dell Alienware AW3423DWF34" 3440x1440 165Hz 1800R
FreeSync
Available
Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 (G85SB)34" 3440x1440 175Hz 1800R
FreeSync
N/A
MSI MEG 342C34" 3440x1440 175Hz 1800R
FreeSync
N/A
Philips 34M2C860034" 3440x1440 175Hz 1800R
FreeSync
January 2023, €1850
BOE UltraWide OLED Panel49” 3840x1080 240HzN/A

42″ + OLED Monitors

Monitor/PanelSpecificationsStatus
Gigabyte AORUS FO48U48” 4K 120HzAvailable
Skyworth G9048” 4K 120HzAvailable (China)
AOC AG485UD48” 4K 120HzN/A
BenQ EX480UZ48” 4K 120HzN/A
Acer CG4848” 4K 120Hz (138Hz OC)Q3 2022, $2500
LG 48GQ90048” 4K 120Hz (138Hz OC)Available
ASUS PG48UQ48” 4K 120Hz (138Hz OC)N/A
ASUS PG42UQ42” 4K 120Hz (138Hz OC)Available
Philips 42M2N890042” 4K 120Hz (138Hz OC)N/A
LG OLED42C2 (TV)42” 4K 120HzAvailable
LG OLED Flex LX342” 4K 120Hz BendableN/A
Dell Alienware AW5520QF55” 4K 120HzAvailable
Acer Predator CG552K55” 4K 120HzN/A
ViewSonic Elite XG55055” 4K 120HzN/A
MSI MEG551U55” 4K 120HzN/A

<22″ OLED Monitors

Monitor/PanelSpecificationsStatus
LG 20” Panel20"N/A
Burning Core21.6” 1080p 144HzN/A
ASUS ProArt PQ22UC21.6” 4K 60Hz PortableAvailable
EIZO Foris Nova21.6” 4K 60Hz PortableSold out
Innocn PU15-PRE15.6” 4K 60Hz PortableAvailable
Xtendtouch Pro XT1610UO15.6” 4K 60Hz PortableAvailable
Intehill YTH156KN15.6” 4K 60Hz PortableN/A
ASUS ZenScreen MQ13AH13.3” 1080p 60Hz PortableNow available, $350
ASUS ZenScreen MQ16AH15.6” 1080p 60Hz PortableNow available, $400
ViewSonic ColorPro VP16-OLED15.6” 1080p 60Hz PortableNovember 2022, $400
Innocn 15K1F15.6” 1080p 60Hz PortableNow available
Innocn 15A1F15.6” 1080p 60Hz PortableNow available
Innocn 13A1F13.3” 1080p 60Hz PortableNow available

Click on the monitor in the tables above to jump to the section of the article that contains more information about it.

Best OLED Gaming Monitors

If you’re looking for an OLED monitor for gaming, the ASUS PG42UQ and the Dell Alienware AW3423DWF are the best models currently available.

The Pros:

  • Wide color gamut
  • Low input lag, quick response time
  • Plenty of features including VRR up to 138Hz
  • Rich connectivity options, including HDMI 2.1

The Cons:

  • Too big for regular desktop use for most users

About The Monitor

The ASUS PG42UQ is one of the best displays based on LG’s W-OLED panel thanks to its 42″ screen size that’s much more usable for desktop use than the 48″ models and its heatsink implementation, which allows for higher brightness.

Image Quality

4K UHD resolution looks sharp even on a 42″ sized screen! You get roughly 106 pixels per inch.

The monitor also has a decent peak brightness of ~800-nits for HDR content, while the brightness under SDR amounts goes up to 200-nits for a 100% white window.

10-bit color depth is supported without dithering and you get a wide 98% DCI-P3 color space coverage. An sRGB mode is also provided for an accurate representation of sRGB content.

All in all, you get an incredible image quality with true blacks, vivid colors and crisp details.

While the PG42UQ doesn’t get as bright as some high-end LED-backlit screens, its decent peak brightness, infinite contrast ratio and lack of backlight bleed more than make up for it and offer an overall more immersive viewing experience, especially in dark rooms.

 100% White Window Max Brightness (SDR)100% White Window Max Brightness (HDR)10% White Window Max Brightness (HDR)1 - 3% White Window Max Brightness (HDR)
ASUS PG42UQ200-nits**120-nits800-nits800-nits
LG OLED42C2180-nits*120-nits700-nits700-nits
LG OLED48C1120-nits120-nits800-nits800-nits
Gigabyte FO48U110-nits110-nits500-nits600-nits
LG 48GQ900130-nits130-nits600-nits600-nits
ASUS PG48UQNot TestedNot TestedNot TestedNot Tested
LG OLED48C2Not TestedNot TestedNot TestedNot Tested
Dell AW3423DW250-nits250-nits600-nits1000-nits
Dell AW3423DWF250-nits250-nits600-nits1000-nits

*PC Mode, Game Optimizer enabled
**Uniform Brightness enabled

Features

freesync and gsync

While the risk of burn-in can take away from the otherwise amazing image quality of OLED, the display’s performance is uncompromising.

To start with, you get imperceptibly low input lag, so there’s no delay between your actions and the result on the screen.

Further, the pixel response time speed is faster than that of any LED monitor; it’s instantaneous, making for a ghosting-free gaming experience.

Next, the monitor features variable refresh rate (VRR) with FreeSync Premium, G-SYNC Compatible and HDMI 2.1 Forum VRR support for tear-free gameplay up to 120FPS with a 40-120Hz range.

Check out our full PG42UQ review for more information.

Design & Connectivity

ASUS ROG Swift PG42UQ Review

The stand of the monitor is sturdy and offers +/- 5° tilt adjustment. You can also mount the screen via the 300x300mm VESA pattern.

Unlike LG’s OLED42C2 TV, which has a glossy screen surface, the ASUS PG42UQ has a matte anti-glare coating that’s better at mitigating glare, but the image isn’t quite as vivid in a dark room (the C2 is more reflective under direct lighting though).

Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC, two HDMI 2.1 inputs, two HDMI 2.0 ports, a headphone jack, a digital audio line-out port and a quad-USB 3.0 hub.

Alternatives

As it’s based on the same panel, the LG OLED42C2 is also worth considering. It has a glossy screen surface and a bit lower brightness, so it’s better suited for dark rooms. Further, it has built-in smart TV features and Dolby Vision support.

Philips also announced a monitor based on the same panel, the Philips Evnia 42M2N8900 with USB-C 90W PD and a more ergonomic stand. However, it’s going to be a lot more expensive at €1960. It should be available mid-January 2023.

48″ OLED Displays

Want a larger 48″ OLED display? Below you’ll find a list of all available models. However, in this case, we recommend considering LG’s C1 and C2 TVs as well, the OLED48C1, for instance, can be found for as low as $800 on sale.

LG OLED Flex LX3 – Upcoming 42″ Bendable OLED Display
LG OLED Flex LX3 Monitor

LG announced a 42″ 4K 120Hz bendable OLED screen, the Flex LX3. It can bend from flat to a steep 900R curvature with 20 levels in between.

Noteworthy features include Adaptive-Sync support (FreeSync Premium, G-SYNC Compatible), matte anti-glare screen coating, a built-in microphone, dual 40W integrated speakers, Dolby Atmos and RGB lighting that synchronizes with on-screen video/audio.

The screen can be bent manually or via the provided remote controller, while the stand offers height adjustment up to 140mm and -5°/10° tilt.

Panel-related specifications, such as peak brightness and color gamut aren’t revealed, but we assume they will be similar to that of the 42″ C2 TV.

The LG 42LX3QPUA 42″ 4K 120Hz bendable OLED display is now available on LG’s website.

The Pros:

  • Wide color gamut
  • Low input lag, quick response time
  • Plenty of features including VRR up to 165Hz
  • Ergonomic design, USB hub

The Cons:

  • No MBR

About The Monitor

The Dell Alienware AW3423DWF is based on Samsung’s OLED panel that’s enhanced with quantum dots (QD-OLED), which improves upon various aspects of LG’s OLED.

Image Quality

To start with, the AW3423DWF boasts a wide 99.3% DCI-P3 color gamut in comparison to the 98% DCI-P3 coverage of the PG42UQ.

So, you get more vibrant and saturated colors! You’ll also find dedicated sRGB and DCI-P3 color modes with adjustable brightness and gamma.

Next, the Dell AW3423DWF is also brighter. It’s capable of reaching a higher 1,000-nit peak brightness and it can sustain over 250-nits (as opposed to 200-nits of the PG42UQ) with a 100% white window

The overall perceived brightness is also higher due to more saturated colors.

Just like every OLED, the AW3423DWF has an infinite contrast ratio, instantaneous response time speed and wide viewing angles with consistent colors.

Another advantage of QD-OLED technology is better burn-in resistance; Dell even offers a three-year warranty that covers burn-in.

While the 3440×1440 resolution is lower than 4K UHD, it actually provides a higher pixel density on 34″ sized displays at roughly 110 PPI (pixels per inch), in comparison to 92 PPI of 48″ 4K and 106 PPI of 42″ 4K displays.

So, you’ll get more screen space and sharper details, as well as an extended horizontal field of view due to the ultrawide resolution. Unlike LG’s OLED panels that use WRGB subpixel layout, QD-OLEDs have regular RGB subpixels, but in a triangular layout, so there’s still some minor fringing on small text that can be alleviated via ClearType.

48 vs 42 vs 34 Oled Monitor Size

Moving on, the Dell AW3423DWF has a high 165Hz refresh rate and VRR support for tear-free gameplay. Sadly, it doesn’t support backlight strobing.

You can learn more about the monitor in our full review.

Design & Connectivity

Dell AW3423DWF Review

The stand of the monitor is sturdy and offers height adjustment up to 110mm, -5°/21° tilt, +/- 20° swivel, +/- 5° pivot and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility.

Connectivity options include two DisplayPort 1.4 inputs, HDMI 2.0 (max 100Hz), a headphone jack, line-out and a quad-USB 3.0 hub.

Alternatives

Samsung, MSI and Philips announced their models based on the same panel, the Samsung Odyssey OLED G8, the MSI MEG 342C and the Philips Evnia 34M2C8600; however, there’s no word on pricing and availability.

There’s also the Dell AW3423DW variant with a dedicated G-SYNC model and a 175Hz refresh rate, but it’s $200 more expensive and lacks some features.

Best Professional OLED Monitors

Looking for an OLED monitor for professional color-critical work? Here, you will find the best models available (and announced).

The Pros:

  • Wide color gamut
  • Low input lag, quick response time
  • Factory-calibrated

The Cons:

  • Expensive

About The Monitor

For most users, 48″ and even 42″ sized 16:9 displays are too big for regular desktop use, so they have to wait for smaller OLED monitors.

The LG 32EP950 and 27EP950 are the first OLED displays available in the more common desktop monitor form factor, but they’re aimed at professionals.

Image Quality

Both the 32EP950 and 27EP950 offer the same key specifications, performance and features – the main difference between them is in screen size and, therefore, pixel density or PPI (pixels per inch).

The 27″ model (EPM269Q017A) has a bit sharper image quality with 163 PPI, whereas the 32″ variant still offers a crisp image, but with less scaling necessary at 140 PPI.

Their main feature, besides the infinite contrast ratio, is the exceptional 99% Adobe RGB and DCI-P3 color gamut combined with professional-grade factory calibration, making them ideal for professional work involving all common color spaces.

The peak brightness amounts to 250-nits for SDR content, and ~540-nits for HDR; true 10-bit color depth is supported as well.

Features

Due to their low 60Hz refresh rate and high $3,000 – $4,000 pricing, the monitors won’t really appeal to gamers.

Still, due to their excellent image quality, low input lag and instantaneous response time speed, games look and run great. However, variable refresh rate is not supported, so you’ll have to resort to V-Sync in order to prevent tearing.

Design & Connectivity

LG 32EP950 Monitor Design

The stand of the monitor is robust and versatile with up to 130mm height adjustment, 90° pivot, tilt and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility, but not swivel option.

Connectivity options include two DisplayPort 1.4 inputs, HDMI 2.0, USB-C (DP 1.4 Alt Mode, 90W PD), a headphone jack and a USB 3.0 hub (1 upstream + 3 downstream).

Alternatives

LG also plans to release the LG 27BP95E and LG 32BP95E variants with built-in colorimeters.

The ViewSonic VP32-OLED is another 32″ model, likely based on the same panel. It should be available in Q3 2022 for $5000.

The Philips 27E1N8900 is another 27″ 4K 60Hz monitor based on a slightly different and cheaper (~$1100, no word on release date) JOLED panel (EPM269Q014A). Unlike LG’s model, it doesn’t support hardware calibration. Other specifications are basically identical, so we’ll have to wait for reviews for a proper comparison between the two panels.

ASUS also announced a 27″ 4K 60Hz OLED monitor, the ProArt PA27DCE. No word on pricing and release date though. It’s also unknown which JOLED panel it uses.

Further, LG released another 27″ 4K 60Hz OLED monitor, the LG 27EQ850, but it’s unknown which panel exactly it uses.

Additionally, ASUS has a model in the works based on the same panel as the 32EP950/32BP95E with an integrated calibrator as well, the ASUS ProArt PA32DC.

About The Monitor

The LG 27GR95QE-B is a 27″ 1440p 240Hz HDR gaming monitor based on a W-OLED panel with a wide 98.5% DCI-P3 color gamut.

This is the combination of specs many gamers have been waiting for, and while some users might have preferred a 4K model, 1440p will still look rather sharp and crisp on the monitor’s 26.5″ viewable screen with 110.8 PPI (pixels per inch).

Another advantage of 1440p is that it’s significantly less demanding to drive than 4K UHD, allowing you to maintain higher frame rates, while the difference in image quality between the two resolutions is not that noticeable in games and videos.

Naturally, there is still a discernable difference when it comes to text and detail clarity in other applications though.

Design & Connectivity

LG 27GR95QE Design

Next, the LG 27GR95QE monitor features a slim design with full ergonomic support, matte anti-glare coating and rich connectivity options with two HDMI ports, DisplayPort 1.4, a headphone jack, SPDIF-out and a dual-USB 3.0 hub.

It also supports hardware calibration and AMD FreeSync Premium and NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible VRR technologies.

The price is listed at $1,000, but the peak brightness is not yet specified. We’ll update the article as soon as we have more information.

It will available for pre-order on December 12, with an estimated shipped date on December 28!

Alternatives

27″ – 32″ 4K High Refresh Rate OLED Displays

There are rumors that Samsung is considering a 27″ QD-OLED panel, but there’s no other information currently available.

Also, LG announced that they’re working on a 20″ OLED panel. No word on pricing, availability or other features, sadly.

Moreover, AU Optronics plans to develop 32″ 4K 144Hz and 32″ 8K 120Hz OLED panels, but again, there’s no other information available than that.

About The Monitor

Corsair revealed a 45″ ultrawide bendable OLED display with a 3440×1440 resolution, variable refresh rate support (FreeSync Premium Pro, G-SYNC Compatible, HDMI 2.1 VRR) and a 240Hz refresh rate!

It’s based on LG’s W-OLED panel and can be bent between 800R to completely flat.

Other specifications include instantaneous pixel response time and infinite contrast ratio thanks to the OLED panel, as well as a high 1,000-nit peak brightness and a wide 99% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage.

The 3440×1440 resolution on a 45″ screen size results in a pixel density of 83 PPI (similar to that of 27″ 1920×1080 displays), which won’t appeal to many users.

However, given the screen size and the distance you’d be away from the screen, it should be just fine for gaming and content consumption. In fact, at a distance of 41″ (104cm), the individual pixels won’t be noticeable.

Design & Connectivity

The screen measures 41.36″ (~105cm) in width and 17.73″ (~45cm) in height, equivalent to a 36″ 16:9 screen with ~32% extra width.

Connectivity options include two HDMI 2.1 ports, DisplayPort 1.4, two USB-C ports, one with DP Alt Mode (PD not mentioned) and the other for the USB hub), four downstream USB-A ports and a headphone jack.

It will also have a matte anti-glare coating, support BFI (black frame insertion) for clearer motion and a three-year warranty for burn-in and dead pixels.

No word on pricing and availability yet, but the monitor will be showcased at Gamescom, so we’ll hopefully have more information soon.

Alternatives

LG 49GR95QE
LG UltraGear 45GR95QE

LG will also release a 45″ 3440×1440 240Hz OLED gaming display, the UltraGear 45GR95QE with a fixed 800R curvature. It won’t be bendable like the Corsair Xeneon Flex. Other panel-related specifications are the same.

It will available for pre-order on December 12, with an estimated shipped date on December 28!

MSI Project 491C
MSI Project 491C

MSI announced the Project 491C. It’s a 49″ super-ultrawide curved gaming monitor based on a QD-OLED panel with a 240Hz refresh rate.

More information to come during CES 2023!

Other OLED Monitors

If you’re not interested in any of the above-mentioned OLED displays, here you’ll find all the information about all other OLED monitors and announced panels. However, most of them are discontinued, overpriced, or have very little information available.

55″ 4K 120Hz OLED Gaming Monitors

55 inch 4K 120Hz OLED Monitors

You’ll be able to find 55″ 4K 120Hz OLED gaming monitors, including:

However, we don’t recommend these models as they’re terribly overpriced (~$3,000) and don’t even support HDR. You can get a 55″ OLED TV at half the price with better image quality and just as good performance.

32:9 UltraWide OLED Gaming Monitor

240Hz OLED UltraWide Gaming Monitor

BOE revealed a 32:9 ultrawide curved gaming monitor with an OLED panel. It boasts a 49″ 3840×1080 240Hz screen with a wide 95% DCI-P3 color gamut and a 500-nit peak brightness (150nits typical).

Sadly, we don’t have any other information about it, but we’ll update the article as soon as something comes up.

Burning Core

Burning Core OLED Monitor

Back in 2018, JOLED showcased a 21.6″ 1080p 144Hz OLED gaming display called the Burning Core, after the eSports team that helped develop the monitor.

At that time, they also mentioned that a 27″ 4K 60Hz OLED model is in the works, but there haven’t been any updates regarding neither monitor since.

Dell UP3017Q

Dell UP3017Q OLED Monitor

Another monitor worth mentioning is the discontinued Dell UP3017Q with a 30″ 4K 60Hz OLED panel, which was the very first OLED monitor available.

It boasted a wide color gamut with 100% Adobe RGB, 97.5% DCI-P3 and 85.8% Rec2020 coverage. However, it was very expensive at ~$3,500, it didn’t support HDR, and had a low 300-nit peak brightness.

Best Portable OLED Monitors

If you need a good portable monitor, you’re in luck. Most OLED monitors available today are, in fact, portable. So, you’ll at least have a somewhat decent selection in this category.

The Pros:

  • High pixel density
  • Wide color gamut
  • Precise factory-calibration

The Cons:

  • Expensive

About The Monitor

The ASUS ProArt PQ22UC was the second OLED monitor to be announced. It’s based on a JOLED panel by Sony and Panasonic.

4K UHD resolution on such a small display provides you with an incredible pixel density of 204 PPI (pixels per inch), which guarantees stunning detail clarity.

It also boasts a wide 99% DCI-P3 color gamut with true 10-bit depth, a 330-nit peak brightness, it’s factory-calibrated at Delta E ≤ 2, and supports HDR (HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision).

Other features include ASUS ProArt Calibration (hardware calibration) and 14-bit 3D LUT.

Design & Connectivity

ASUS PQ22UC Monitor Design

It comes with a foldable stand for desktop use, as well as a magnetic smart cover for easy transport. Connectivity options include two USB-C ports and mini-HDMI.

Alternatives

The main drawback of the PQ22UC is the $4,000 price tag. There’s one more 22″ 4K OLED monitor called the Eizo Foris Nova. However, there were only 500 units made and it’s sold out now.

The Pros:

  • High pixel density
  • Wide color gamut
  • Precise factory-calibration

The Cons:

  • None

About The Monitor

If you’re looking for a more affordable portable OLED monitor, you should check out the Innocn PU15-PRE.

In comparison to the ASUS PQ22UC, the PU15-PRE is based on a smaller 15.6″ screen, which results in an even higher pixel density of 282 PPI! So, the screen is smaller, but the details are sharper. It also has a higher 400-nit peak brightness.

The monitor has a wide color gamut with 100% DCI-P3 and ~99% Adobe RGB coverage. It’s factory-calibrated, so it’s ready for professional color-critical work right out of the box.

Design & Connectivity

Innocn PU15 PRE Monitor Design

The monitor comes with both a magnetic cover and a foldable stand, and it supports touch-screen (10-point touch).

Connectivity options include two USB C ports, mini-HDMI and dual integrated speakers.

Alternatives

Intehill also plans to release a 15.6″ 4K OLED portable monitor through Kickstarter, the YTH156KN.

The Xtendtouch Pro XT1610UO is another 15.6″ 4K OLED portable monitor with a wide 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and a higher 550-nit peak brightness, but it’s significantly more expensive (~$1,300).

About The Monitor

ASUS announced two portable OLED monitors with 1080p resolution, which should make them more affordable than the 4K models.

There’s the 13.3″ MQ13AH and the 15.6″ MQ16AH. On such small screens, even 1080p resolution results in a high pixel density of 166 PPI and 141 PPI, respectively.

Further, both models feature 10-bit color depth and a wide 100% DCI-P3 gamut coverage with Delta E < 2 factory calibration, as well as HDR10 support.

Design & Connectivity

ASUS MQ13AH Monitor Design

The ZenScreen OLED portable displays feature a smart magnetic case and a tripod socket, while connectivity options include three USB-C ports and mini-HDMI.

Alternatives

ViewSonic plans to release the ColorPro VP16-OLED, likely based on the same panel as the MQ16AH, while Innocn has three models available too:

Conclusion

That’s all the information regarding OLED monitors we have so far.

If something new comes up, we’ll update the article first thing, so feel free to visit us again, and hopefully, you’ll find more OLED monitors!

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Rob Shafer

Rob is a software engineer with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver. He now works full-time managing DisplayNinja while coding his own projects on the side.