Items tagged with OLED

It feels like we've been hearing about bendable displays for eons, although more accurately, it was close to a decade ago that we began to be teased about them at trade events like CES. It's a little surprising,that in 2016, most of our devices still use traditional rigid displays in lieu of those that would give us vastly improved durability. This is something that could finally be changing, though, as companies like Samsung are showing off their most advanced designs at SID's Display Week 2016, which is ending today in San Francisco. When bendable displays as a concept first hit the scene, one... Read more...
SteelSeries just released the Rival 700 Modular Gaming Mouse, which comes with the first fully customizable OLED display, and customizable tactile alerts giving gamers real-time information and notifications. Everything is customizable in their SteelSeries Engine 3 software, which leads the company to claim that this is the “most powerful gaming mouse” around. The mouse weighs 0.3lbs (135g) and measures 4.92in (124.85mm) x 2.70 in( 68.46mm) x 1.65in ( 41.97mm). It has a total of seven buttons and is rated for 30 million clicks. The mouse comes with a short non-braided cable (3.28 ft. or 1m) and... Read more...
Apple's current generation MacBook Pro isn't exactly a cinder block with a waistline that measures 0.71 inches and tipping the scale at either 3.48 pounds (13-inch model) or 4.49 pounds (15-inch model). Be that as it may, Apple's planning to introduce a new generation of thinner and lighter MacBook Pro laptops that will be somewhat reminiscent of its fancy 12-inch MacBook.Thinner and lighter designs are usually received well by consumers, though the drop in weight and girth might be the least interesting changes coming to the MacBook Pro. Citing unnamed sources who corroborated predictions made... Read more...
We covered a lot of miles at CES 2016 this year, our fitness trackers often chirping "success" rather early in the day, but we saw a lot of people and a lot of tech gear in our travels. Some of it was hot - damn hot - some of it, not so much. There were some recurring themes this year, as with every year at CES it seems. The hot topics and trends this year were autonomous cars, virtual reality, more thin and light computing and of course more powerful gaming gear. Every Tech Web publication has its own short list of the best products showcased at CES 2016. We're going to run down our top 10 products... Read more...
Samsung’s new 2-in-1 tablet made an appearance at CES 2016 this week. The 6.3mm-thin Galaxy TabPro S runs Windows 10 and has an estimated battery life of 10.5 hours. The Hot Hardware team had a chance to check out the tablet in Las Vegas. Featuring a dual-core, Intel Core M processor at 2.2GHz, the Galaxy TabPro S looks like it will have the chops for business use. Memory will be 4GB no matter which model you pick up, but you’ll have two storage options: a 128GB SSD or a 256GB SSD. “We’re thrilled to be working with Microsoft Corp. to deliver a 2-in-1 tablet that truly allows... Read more...
The hustle and bustle of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has us spying all kinds of fantastic technologies and products on the verge of release, though one in particular tickled our fancy. It's the Alienware 13, a version of the gaming laptop we're in the process of editing for review, only the one being shown off at CES has an OLED display. That display has all the pop and deep saturation you'd expect along with a 1ms response time that gamers will rave on. That's no small thing, as no other gaming laptop wields such an amenity currently. Dell made it happen by tapping Samsung to supply the... Read more...
It seems that Apple has decided to tap both Samsung and LG Display to build OLED displays for its next generation iPhone handsets, presumably the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. While not written in stone, Samsung is likely to produce a larger percentage of displays for Apple because it's already setup to mass produce OLED panels, though the relationship between the two is tricky at best. There's the obvious tiff between Apple and Samsung over patents, which is an ongoing dispute that recently saw Samsung cut Apple a check for $548 million. Now Apple wants an additional $180 million to cover interest... Read more...
In its ongoing quest to build increasingly thinner and lighter devices, Apple seems to have taken ownership of a facility in Taiwan that's tasked with making OLED panels and researching new display technologies. It's apparently a hush-hush operation, as employees in and around the plant won't talk about the site or what they're up to.Apple is attracted to OLED technology because they're slimmer than traditional LCDs and don't require a backlight, which makes them more energy efficient. They're also bright, making them solid candidates for mobile devices like iPhones and iPads where portability... Read more...
LG is making a big time investment into OLED technology, a category it's already very much involved in. In an attempt to become an even bigger player in OLED production, LG is building a new factory as part of a 10 trillion won (around $8.7 billion) commitment to expand its output of OLED panels, flexible OLED panels, and premium LCDs. The company's plans consist of an initial 1.84 trillion won (~$1.6 billion) investment to begin building a new panel plant in Paju, a city in Korea's Gyeonggi Province. Dubbed P10, the plant will mostly focus on production of large-size OLED TV panels and flexible... Read more...
LG Display is banking hard on organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays, committing nearly $8.5 billion to producing screens based on the technology. The company expects to start mass production of the new line of displays in early 2017, at which point it will be able to pump out 7,500 sheets per month at its Gumi plant in Korea. This is the 6th generation of LG Display’s OLED display line. There is a lot to like about the new generation, both for LG and for users, assuming the displays perform as planned. On LG Display’s side, the new plant and process will result in 4.92 x 6.07-foot sheets... Read more...
Just when you think you've seen everything, here comes Samsung with the industry's first mirror and transparent OLED display panels. The South Korean outfit rolled out the displays at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and is pitching the displays as being suitable for personalized shopping and informational browsing. Paired with Intel's Real Sense technology, Samsung's displays are able to create an interactive closet or "self-modeling" wardrobe so that consumers can see what different types of clothes and jewelry would look like on them. It's a rather unique... Read more...
As our screens continue to become thinner and thinner, it almost seems like there's no limit to how far vendors can push the envelope. And speaking of envelope, perhaps in time, our screens will be thinner than one! As LG has proven this week, we're on our way there, as the company showed off a "wallpaper" OLED panel that comes in at a mere 0.97mm thick. "Thick" seems like such an inappropriate word here. To give some perspective, LG's current flagship 55-inch display is 4.3mm thick - in one fell swoop, the company managed to decrease the overall thickness to less than 25% of... Read more...
Surging demand for Samsung's new Galaxy S6 Edge has led the company to ramp up production of their new curved screen smartphone, with the early opening of their A3 production line. Though originally set to come online in June, the A3 plant — the third that the company now has in place for making OLED displays — will help Samsung to increase production of the Galaxy S6 Edge by 150%, from the current 2 million to 5 million units produced monthly.  Since its worldwide release on April 10th, the demand for Samsung's latest iterations of its flagship smartphone has exceeded even... Read more...
Not many companies are actively engaged with advancing and promoting OLED technology, LG Electronics being one of the few. Taking things a step further, LG's display arm just created a new division tasked with developing OLED panels and proactively promoting the technology more aggressively than it has in the past."We've created the new division to create synergy by gathering all the hitherto scattered OLED-related departments into one," LG said in a statement, according to CNET.LG CTO Yeo Sang-Deog will be in charge of the new division, which will oversee all OLED related projects. One of his... Read more...
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