Samsung Display unveiled its QD-OLED display technology last year, and earlier this year, the company launched its second-generation QD-OLED panels with higher brightness. Over the past two years, more monitor and TV brands have started using QD-OLED panels, and Sharp is the latest company to use those panels in its new TVs.
Sharp Aquos FS1 uses Samsung's QD-OLED panel
Sharp has unveiled four new OLED TVs and two of them use Samsung's QD-OLED panels. The Sharp Aquos 4T-C55FS1 is a 55-inch QD-OLED TV, while the Sharp Aquos 4T-C65FS1 is a 65-inch QD-OLED TV. Both 4K TVs are now available in Japan, and they could be launched in more countries soon. They both feature ALLM, Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG, and VRR. Sadly, they do not support a 120Hz refresh rate, but there's MEMC (up to 120fps).
The company says that it has developed a heat dissipation system called Cooldown Shield Ⅱ that efficiently dissipates heat that interferes with the light emission and panel control circuit. This should help the TVs sustain their brightness levels in long HDR video scenes.
In terms of audio, Sharp's QD-OLED TVs feature a built-in 85W 5.1.4-channel speaker system with two tweeters, four mid-range drivers, one sub-woofer, two upward-firing tweeters, and two upward-firing mid-range drivers. The TVs run Google TV and use the Medalist S4X AI processor.
Sharp's QD-OLED TVs have four HDMI ports, out of which two are compatible with HDMI 2.1 and one supports eARC. They have one optical audio out port, one 3.5mm mini jack, two USB 2.0 ports, and one ethernet port. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, Google Cast, and DLNA. There is Google Assistant for voice commands, and you can use the dedicated button to mute microphones on the TV.