DisplayMate: the Google Pixel 3 AMOLED is made by SDC, is a top-notch smartphone display

Display measurement experts Display Mate posted an in-depth review of the Google Pixel 3 XL 6.3" 1440x2960 AMOLED display. The display wins DisplayMate's highest ever Overall Display Assessment Grade of A+ together with a DisplayMate Best Smartphone Display Award.

Google Pixel 3 photo

DisplayMate says that Google now joins Apple and Samsung as the top tier of smartphone displays. The Google 3 XL display is on par with the AMOLED display used in Samsung's Galaxy S9. Interestingly, it turns out that Samsung Display provides this 6.3" AMOLED display to the Pixel 3 XL, while LG Display is likely to be the supplier for the smaller 5.5" 1080x2160 display used in the Pixel 3.

Reports from Korea estimate SDC's QD-OLED investments at $8.8 billion between 2019 and 2021

In April 2018 Samsung announced it is developing QD-OLEDs (hybrid Quantum Dots - OLED) TVs. Later reports suggested that the company is building its first production line, with aims to begin pilot production in 2019.

Samsung QD-OLED structure (UBI Research)

According to a new report from Korea, if Samsung's initial QD-OLED development is successful, it plans to convert an existing LCD line (SDC's 8-Gen L8-1 line) to QD-OLED production in 2020. Samsung's projected investment in its QD-OLED production will exceed $8.8 billion between 2019 and 2021.

New OLED gadget: Samsung Galaxy A9 2018

Samsung's 2018 edition of its Galaxy A9 phone sports a 6.3" 1080x2220 Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 660 chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, Dual-SIM and a four camera setup on the back.

Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 photo
The Galaxy A9 2018 will ship by the end of August for around $700 (6GB model).

AUO to establish an OLED ink-jet production line, to make OLEDs for monitors and automotive applications

According to reports from China, Taiwan-based AU Optronics decided to establish an inkjet OLED production line that will be used to produce OLED monitor displays and OLEDs for automotive applications.

AUO production plant, Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan

The new OLED line will use production equipment made by Japan's JOLED - who started commercial low-volume production of its own 21.6" 4K OLED panels, at the company's pilot 4.5-Gen line. JOLED also announced plans for a mass production 5.5-Gen line that will be established in Nomi City, Ishikawa Prefecture, by 2020, and similarly to AUO, it is focusing on monitors and automotive applications.

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New OLED gadget: Google Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL

Google's 3rd generation Pixel device sports a 5.5" 1080x2160 (443 PPI) notch-type flexible AMOLED display (6.3" 1440x2960 on the Pixel 3 XL), a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 4 GB of RAM, 64/128 GB of storage and a dual-pixel 12.2 mp camera.

Google Pixel 3 photo

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will ship by the end of October 2018, starting at $799 (for the 64GB Pixel 3). The XL model costs a $100 extra.