Samsung’s Galaxy Book 3 will feature an OLED panel that uses on-cell technology that embeds sensors directly into the display to create a thinner and lighter touchscreen. The company’s display-making arm announced that it has started to mass-produce the technology for notebooks and says it will come with “some models” of the “next-generation Galaxy Book series” (via ZDNET).
These panels use something called on-cell touch AMOLED (OCTA) technology. Instead of putting touch sensors on a “film” on the panel surface, it incorporates touch sensors directly into the panel, “reducing the thickness and weight” of the display. Companies including both Samsung and Apple already use this kind of technology in smartphones, and bringing it to laptops could help make them even more portable.
Samsung says the display will support 3K resolution with a 16:10 aspect ratio and 120Hz refresh rate, which tracks with leaked Galaxy Book 3 Ultra specs
Samsung’s expected to announce the Galaxy Book 3 at its Unpacked event on February 1st. It’s unclear whether the entire rumored Galaxy Book 3 Pro lineup will come with touchscreen OLED displays or if it’ll be limited to the higher-end Book3 Pro 360 and Book 3 Ultra models. Luckily, Galaxy Unpacked is a little over a week away, where we’ll finally get a glimpse at all these new devices in addition to the heavily leaked Galaxy S23 phone.