Nano IPS

Svetlana November 11 2021

We live in a world that progresses with every passing second. Our needs and our necessities change every day. As a result, technology keeps evolving around our needs. 

LG is a leading company when it comes to media technology and it has proved its worth in the market with the latest technology. 

What is IPS?

IPS (in-plane switching) is a liquid crystal display technology that was first used by various manufacturers in the 1980s, including Hitachi and Nokia. You may remember older LCD screens that had distinct color shifts when viewed at an angle like old laptop monitors.

IPS attempts to correct this, generating its own 'in plane' electric field which rotates the molecules of the liquid crystal so they remain vertical regardless of their position relative to your screen.

The main benefit to the consumer is that IPS screens give a wider viewing angle, with less distortion and degradation in contrast or color. This makes them better for sharing content around a room or office space, as well as offering good all-round performance for gaming and movies.

What is Nano IPS?

Nano IPS is a further development of IPS, where each pixel consists of two subpixels one for a red light and green light respectively. The display's RGBW matrix still has twice as many green subpixels as red or blue ones.  This method helps with the improvement of the viewing angles and the reduction of energy consumption. 

LG has introduced this display in its latest television. This Nano IPS screen is encased in a 4K OLED TV that supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision for premium picture quality, making it an advanced version of last year's LG E6 OLED TV. 

The glossy surface reflects surrounding light for a strong contrast ratio and amazing details while providing vibrant colors. The bezel-less design combined with LG's film-patterned nano IPS panel creates a borderless screen so you can enjoy your viewing experience without distraction from external elements.  

It also offers convenience and simplicity through its Magic Remote Control along with WebOS 3.5 which allows you to create apps according to your needs.

How did Nano IPS Technology Develop?

LG then took this technology to an even higher level by developing Nano IPS, which is then used in LED TVs for a wide range of colors and enhanced pixel resolution. The difference between IPS and Nano IPS is that the former only has one subpixel per pixel while the latter has two subpixels per pixel, enabling it to create more accurate colors than its predecessor.

With its TV series, LG offers its viewers with exceptional picture quality with outstanding design along with convenience through WebOS 3.5. Combining these features with OLED brings out the best in both technologies offering perfect black levels, infinite contrast ratio, and vivid color performance.

Pros and Cons of Nano IPS

Nano IPS is a good advancement by LG which has been appreciated by many users. The following are the pros and cons of this feature.

Pros

  • Less energy consumption.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Better contrast ratio, uniform brightness distribution, and uniform color reproduction.

Cons

  • Expensive for normal people to afford it immediately after its release in the market.       

It can be said that technology holds important things for us and we keep changing with time as new technologies come up every now and then to make our lives better than before. As discussed above Nano IPS is one such technology that has improved greatly and has made picture quality even better than before at 30% reduced power consumption.

It's not only about the LCD screens but Nano IPS are being used in many other fields as well. 

Standard Vs Nano IPS

Standard IPS cover around 100 percent of the sRGB which absorbs the normal amount of light wavelength in comparison to Nano IPS. 

Nano IPS are known for improving color gamut by 98 percent DCI-P3 or up to 135 percent sRGB. With the help of Nano IPS, you can experience a display of vibrant colors which is an HD experience in itself. 

The screen looks more close to the real world which is essential for a high dynamic range viewing experience. The monitors that have Nano IPS include LG 27GL850, the LG 34GP83A, and the Dell S2721DGF.  

Not to be outdone, Samsung has also introduced its range of QLED which has quantum dot displays. These TVs have a quantum dot layer behind their LEDs and their panels. It gives the same display as IPS but sometimes, it is proven to be more efficient than basic IPS technology. 

Since these monitors have a higher contrast ratio of VA panels, QLED TVs are more in demand than Nano IPS TVs, but it does not mean they do not provide an HD experience. LG has a range that is different from Nano IPS which has the display technology called OLED. It is a direct competition of QLED TVs. 

Quantum Dot Technology

It is not as old as IPS and OLED and is relatively new in the market. Its popularity can be judged from its use in many other high-end devices like smartphones, tablets, PCs, and laptops. 

The main advantage of the QD technology is that it improves the color gamut of its display mainly due to its ability to create light with smaller wavelengths. 

Quantum dots are nothing but tiny micro-crystals which are less than 10 nanometers in size and are used specifically for the LCD displays that have Nano IPS or quantum dot pixels on their panels. This gives better brightness, contrast ratio, and color accuracy. With this technology, more internal light output can be achieved thus improving the overall picture quality of your TV set at any angle you watch it from.  

Based on some studies done by some department students, quantum dots have an advantage over OLEDs. As per their results, quantum dot TVs generate a brighter image than OLED TVs. This greater brightness is attributed to the narrow range of wavelengths than OLED which helps in creating a truer and more accurate light for the audience.

What makes quantum dots even better is that they can be made small which means they can be used as backlight rather than using RGB LED lights at the moment. Thus, these Quantum dots are becoming an integral part of LCD panel technology for producing Nano IPS or QLEDs. All this has been possible due to its flexibility in usage and affordability depending upon your TV set requirements. 

The contrast ratio of QD is 1000:1 which is much higher compared to other types of screen technologies available today like OLED, Plasma, and IPS panels.

Pros and Cons of Quantum Dot technology

Pros:

  • It gives the display a wider color gamut which is essential for an HDR viewing experience.
  • The best part about quantum dot TVs is that they are cheaper compared to OLED, Plasma, and IPS panels TV sets.
  • Since it uses a conventional LED backlight, it becomes affordable, unlike the expensive OLEDs.
  • Quantum dots are being used in laptops as well due to their lightweight and thin structure just like Nano IPS technology.
  • QD offers more brightness than other types of TV sets available in the market nowadays like OLEDs, IPS panels, and plasma TVs due to its ability to produce truer lights because of its narrow range of wavelengths existing in them producing better internal contrast ratios which make it appear brighter compared to OLEDs.
  • QDs are self-emissive and their structures do not change as such as less energy is required for them to produce lights than other types of technologies like IPS panels which makes them more efficient and faster. Thus, they become cheaper.
  • These microcrystals can be made smaller and thus, the technology can fit into small electronics like mobile phones and tablets easily due to which Quantum Dot screens replace LCD screens at some point in time because of their low costs compared to other screen techs available today. 

Cons:

  • The chief con about quantum dot TVs is that they may have problems with burn-in issues due if it has static images on the screen for a long period of time.
  • Even though quantum dots have a better color reproduction ability compared to IPS panels, they still lag behind OLEDs which have a wider color gamut and thus better picture quality.
  • Quantum dot technology can remove some details from images due to its low-resolution displays when it comes to small-sized TVs under 50 inches. Thus, if you have a big TV set up of about 100 inches or more, QD is the way to go as per studies done by students.  

LG Nano IPS vs Samsung Quantum Dot Monitors  

Desktop monitors that have QLED or Nano IPS, are in demand nevertheless. Since they give the same experience when it comes to monitors, it entirely depends on the buyer’s choice and his or her preferences. 

Also, IPS offers better color accuracy and is consistent in its wider viewing angles, these displays are more preferable for work that involve animation and illustrations. 

Gamers also choose IPS monitors since IPS monitors provide faster response, there is no screen lagging. It is easy to play fast-paced games on IPS monitors. 

Samsung Quantum Dots technology is a little behind when it comes to fast responses and it also does not give color accuracy. Therefore, Samsung monitors with quantum dot technology are not as in demand as LG IPS monitors are.  For people who prefer a better picture quality and have an HD experience, LG monitors are a perfect choice.

Final word

Technology is good either way. It entirely depends on for what purposes you are using these monitors and TVs. They have almost the same features and pros and cons. But if we want to compete with the fast-paced online world, it is always better to go for LG IPS technology since it gives its buyer what it advertises.