TCL is planning to release QD-OLED televisions in the near future. The Chinese brand has already worked with similar solutions: in 2019 it announced the development of the H-QLED technology. In this case, however, we are talking about a very precise and very close time horizon: the presentation of the first models is indicatively scheduled for IFA 2021 and therefore for September next year.
The source of this indiscretion is the Display Daily newspaper (usually reliable). To confirm the plans of the Japanese manufacturer was Marek Maciejewski, Product Development Director for TCL Europe, during a telephone interview held last September 3, in conjunction with the 2020 edition of IFA.
TCL would be willing to show a specimen built with JOLED panels made with ink-jet printing. Recall that JOLED is the company chosen by CSOT, a subsidiary of TCL, for the joint development of OLED panels produced with ink-jet printing. The agreement, recently signed, should therefore already produce the first important effects in a relatively short time.
JOLED is not TCL's only supplier, however, according to Maciejewski. Even in the absence of confirmation, it is impossible not to think of Samsung Display, which has already been engaged on this front for some time and always at the center of rumors regarding the launch of the first QD-OLED televisions.
Meanwhile, the first prototypes would already be available for internal use by TCL and we presume also of other brands, since multiple sources have confirmed that Samsung has supplied samples to Sony, Panasonic and Philips. Obviously we are awaiting official communications that could arrive soon. The development of new technologies can always conceal pitfalls that lead to even substantial delays (or to cancel projects completely: does anyone remember Canon and Toshiba SED TVs?).