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Recent OLED News

Guangzhou New Vision demonstrates its latest flexible and foldable OLEDs

Jul 24, 2017

China's Guangzhou New Vision demonstrated its latest flexible and foldable AMOLED displays at SID DisplayWeek. According to the company in the video below, these displays will enter production in 1.5 years.

As can be seen in the video, the company is developing flexible OLEDs with a resolution of 400 PPI on oxide-TFT backplanes and Polyimide substrates. New Vision also develops printing technologies (for both OLED and QLED displays, interestingly) - but these are still in an early stage, it seems.

LG's OLED TV wins CE Week's annual TV shootout for the fourth time in a row

Jul 24, 2017

CE Week held its 13th annual TV shootout, and for the fourth times in a row, LG's OLED TV won. LG's OLEDE7 TV (65") won in all categories - and was crowned ‘King of TV’ in the Shootout.

LG OLEDE7 photo

For the first time ever the shootout included an OLED TV from another maker - Sony's A1E. The Sony TV came close to LG's OLED and won an honorary mention. LG's OLEDE7 TVs cost $3,500 for the 55" model and $4,800 for the 65" model. Sony's A1-E Bravia OLED TVs cost $3,999 (55"), $5,499 (65") and $19,999 (77").

Samsung's 2018 Galaxy S9 will use the same display size as the S8

Jul 23, 2017

According to the Korea Herald, Samsung decided to "play it safe" with its next year's flagship phone and it will adopt the same basic design as in its current Galaxy S8. The 2018 Galaxy S9 will use a 5.8" Infinity curved Super AMOLED display (and the S9+ will use a 6.2" display as used in the S8+).

Samsung Galaxy S8 photo

It is likely that even if this report is true, Samsung Display will use an enhanced display. Even though the display used in the GS8 was "the best mobile display ever" according to DisplayMate - there is still room for improvement, for example higher resolution (good for VR), better efficiency or a larger color gamut.

Lenovo says its foldable wrist device could ship within 2-3 years

Jul 23, 2017

In December 2016 Lenovo demonstrated two foldable device prototypes. One of these devices is the CPlus, a smartphone that can be turned into a smartwatch. A few days ago Lenovo demonstrated the CPlus again, saying that such devices could be on the market within 2-3 years.

Lenovo CPlus prototype photo

The CPlus device demonstrated now is similar to the the original one shown in 2016 - but the display size has been slightly increased (to 4.35" from 4.26"). CPlus runs on a customized Android version, includes an embedded SIM card and has a camera that can be motion triggered so it can be used in the wearable mode.

New OLED gadget: Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon

Luxury brand Louis Vuitton's first smartwatch, the Tambour Horizon, is an Android Wear 2 device that uses a 1.4" 390x390 round AMOLED display, sapphire crystal cover and a Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset.

Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon photo

The Tambour Horizon will cost between $2,450 (stainless steel) and $2,900 (black) when it released later in 2017.

Is LG facing delays with flexible OLED production at its E5 plant? Reports suggest LGD lost Xiaomi's supply deal to SDC

Jul 22, 2017

According to Taiwan's Digitimes, LG Display is facing delays in flexible OLED production at its $900 million E5 line in Gumi that should have started producing panels last month, but now it is expected to start mass production in August.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 photo

In April 2017 it was reported that LG Display has secured a 5.5" flexible OLED supply deal to China-based Xiaomi, for the company's next-gen flagship phone. According to Digitimes, however, LGD now lost this supply deal and Xiaomi has ordered over 3 million flexible OLEDs (6" QHD ones) from Samsung, who will supply the displays in December 2017 and January 2018. Xiaomi will have to delay the launch of its flagship phone to early 2018.

The new Audi A8 sports OLED rearlights

Jul 22, 2017

Audi unveiled its flagship luxuries sedan, the new Audi A8 - which will go on sale towards the end of 2017 in Germany. This car includes several new technologies - including the first Level 3 assisted driving (which can drive completely autonomously in slow traffic jams).

Audi A8 OLED Rearlights photo

The new A8's front lighting uses HD Matrix LED headlamps with Audi laser lighting, and the rear lights use OLED lighting. It's not clear whether the OLED lighting is optional as was the case with Audi's first OLED car, the 2016 TT RS. The new A8 also includes an OLED display for passengers in the back that can be used to control the car's infotainment systems.

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