Panasonic, during its CIIE last year, announced that they were working on a transparent OLED display, and as part of the event also gave a sneak peek from the upcoming display. Last week Panasonic delivered on its promise and launched the TP-55ZT110 and TP-55ZT100 transparent OLED displays.
Overall, there seems to be no disparity between what was introduced a year back, and what was launched last week. However, the main concern for a lot of people appears to be the realization of the dimming unit, and whether it is present in the OLED displays that were launched.
Panasonic’s venture into manufacturing transparent OLEDs is comparatively a long process since the company had announced such a concept as far back as 2016. The company had shown prototypes and concepts for such.
The two transparent displays that were launched use LG Display’s 55-inch full HD OLED display that offers a resolution of 1820 x 1080 and weighs only 1.75 kg. The operating temperature range is limited to 0 to 40 degrees Celsius.
Compared to TP-55ZT100, the back panel of Panasonic TP-55ZT110 provides a dimming unit. This is something that is developed exclusively by Panasonic and it comes with the added feature to change the display to “Black Mode”. It aims to reduce light transmission, reducing the transparency of the TV.
Consequently, the image quality is improved by increasing the contrast. This makes the TZ110 can be used as a regular display or as a transparent display.
Although Panasonic did not mention the price for the two TP-55ZT110 and TP-55ZT100 OLED displays; however, the company did mention that they will be available in Japan and the Asia-Pacific market as soon as December 2020.
Three of the main features of the transparent OLED displays that need special mentions is the fact that the displays show high-quality pictures with vivid colors; the dimming device will ensure sharp and clear image display, even in bright environments; and finally, due to the highly flexible modular specs, the displays could easily be installed in various spaces.panasonic transparent oled displays