LG’s Nano IPS technology is based on nanoparticles applied to the LED backlight of an IPS panel display. These particles absorb the extreme wavelengths of light to increase the color gamut of an IPS panel display.
What is Nano IPS Technology? Is It Different from Quantum Dot?
Compared to standard IPS displays that cover about 100% of the sRGB color space, Nano IPS displays improve this by offering a color gamut of about 135% sRGB or 98% DCI-P3.
This allows, among other things, the IPS panels to deliver more vivid and realistic colors that are critical for an immersive HDR (High Dynamic Range) experience.
When it comes to televisions, LG offers a number of television models called ‘ Nano Cell ‘ that use Nano IPS technology.
Comparison of LG Nano IPS and Samsung Quantum Dot in TVs
Despite certain advantages that the IPS panel offers over VA panels (more accurate and realistic colors, faster response time, and wider viewing angles), VA panel technology offers a high contrast ratio, arguably one of the most important panel features.
Compared to TVs with VA panels, models with an IPS panel do not have deep black shadows. They may even look grayish in comparison.
Also, in some televisions and monitors, Samsung applies a layer of “Quantum Dot” film between the display’s LED backlight and the panel, which, similar to Nano IPS technology, enhances the color gamut and brightness of the screen. These “Quantum Dot” screens are called QLED.
Due to the higher contrast ratio of VA panels, QLED televisions are more popular than Nano IPS televisions. However, LG also has a different display technology called OLED that competes with high-end QLED TVs.
Comparison of LG Nano IPS and Samsung Quantum Dot in Monitors
When it comes to desktop monitors, both QLED and Nano IPS monitors are hugely popular. The choice between the two panels will depend on the user’s personal preference as well as other features and qualities offered by the monitor.
In addition to better color accuracy and consistency, IPS displays are the ideal choice for users working in color-critical jobs, due to their wider viewing angles.
VA panels, on the other hand, are preferred by gamers as they offer a higher response and refresh rates for their price and resolution. On the other hand, we see that LG has recently been able to reduce the gray to the gray pixel response time of up to 1ms on models such as the 27GN950-B.
Besides IPS panels, monitors with VA panels offer a higher contrast ratio. This is a better choice for those who prefer a more immersive viewing experience. In addition, on some slow VA-panel monitors, attention should be paid to unsightly marks caused by fast moving objects.
While all this was happening, Samsung applied “Quantum Dot” technology to its U28H750 model, one of its TN panel monitors. The result was a better image quality compared to other TN monitors. However, the colors and contrast were still not as good as those of the similarly priced IPS and VA panel alternatives.