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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...
LG Display announced that it has begun mass producing what it claims is the world's first circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display, an innovation that will first be seen on the company's G Watch R smartwatch, which will be shown off at IFA 2014 in Berlin. Going forward, circular P-OLED could be a game changer in the field of wearables. People who still wear watches are, for the most part, used to circular faces. However, a number of smartwatch designs have introduced rectangular form factors. Thanks to LG's innovation, the G Watch R will sport a "perfectly round" face that measures 1.3 inches in... Read more...
It's too late to lay claim to the first 4K television, however LG Electronics just announced the world's first OLED TV with a 4K Ultra HD resolution (3840x2160). That OLED qualifier makes all the difference in the world, and according to LG, the use of OLED in today's Ultra HD displays will prove a "game changer" in the industry. There are two models available, both of which sport curved displays. They include the 77-inch 77EG9700 and 65-inch 65EC9700. Both feature LG's proprietary "Four-Color Pixel WRGB" technology. Armed with 33 million sub-pixels, LG says its OLED displays produce richer, brighter,... Read more...
You saw Apple's sapphire crystal display for the iPhone 6 get bent backward in an awkward position without snapping, though that was to demonstrate its durability, not to show off any fancy tricks. LG, on the other hand, announced that it has developed an 18-inch flexible OLED panel that you can roll up like a newspaper (remember those?), along with an 18-inch transparent OLED panel. Of interest here is the rollable display. It sports a 1200x810 resolution packed with nearly 1 million mega-pixels. With a curvature radius of 30R, LG says the panel can be rolled up to a radius of 3cm without interfering... Read more...
If the ultra-high resolutions of Apple's "Retina" displays no longer strike you as being impressive, then it's time to shift your attention over to quantum dots. Like all things quantum, we're dealing with incredibly small technology here. Through the use of current-dimming, light shone from an LED and through a nanocrystal can achieve improved color accuracy and accomplish that in a more efficient manner. Note the mention of "color accuracy" there. Hearing about such small technology might make you think that Apple is trying to create even higher resolutions, but quantum dots has nothing to do... Read more...
Big TVs are a staple of the annual Consumer Electronics Show and this year was no exception, with Samsung and LG announcing 105-inch curved-glass 4K Ultra HDTVs. LG gave us a tour of its displays, including the 105-inch behemoth, as well as 98-inch, 79-inch, and 65-inch curved panels. LG's 105-inch curved UHDTV is pretty impressive. Flank it with 65-inch curved TVs, and you get a real sense of the curvature. We also had a chance to see the new flexible curved OLED TVs in action. Press a button on the TV’s remote control, and it quickly moves from the curved position (best for an audience... Read more...
The race to deliver a smartphone with a flexible display is heating up. LG announced this morning that it will begin mass producing flexible OLED panels designed specifically for smartphones. We’ve seen large curved displays on TVs from the likes of LG before, as well as smartphone display prototypes, but the fact that they’re going into mass production means that LG believes that have a final product that’s ready for the big time. “LG Display is launching a new era of flexible displays for smartphones with its industry-leading technology. The flexible display market is... Read more...
The Zeiss Cinemizer OLED glasses are great for watching movies on-the-go, but command a steep price and offer little utility beyond this function. And despite inevitable comparisons to the yet-to-be-released Oculus Rift, the Zeiss Cinemizer OLED glasses don’t provide a true ‘virtual reality’ experience, and are thus a very different animal. The good news is that you can buy them now. The bad news is that they are very expensive (around $800) and fairly limited in application. The Cinemizer OLED glasses are best used as a simple mobile media device for watching movies. The... Read more...
Curved screens are nothing new, as we’ve seen curved TV screens from the likes of LG and Samsung, but the technology isn’t exactly common at this point. That may be starting to change, as a Samsung executive said that the company would be launching a curved-display smartphone in South Korea this October. "We plan to introduce a smartphone with a curved display in South Korea in October," said Samsung's head of strategic marketing for mobile DJ Lee. The device will have a plastic OLED display panel. Bendable display prototype, portending the future (Credit: IBN Live) Unfortunately, that’s... Read more...
We've been hearing about flexible display technology for a long time now, but it's yet to really penetrate the market in any kind of significant way. Eventually that's going to change, and according to IHS, Samsung will lead the charge when it introduces its first flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) products later this year. "The buzz about flexible displays has been growing louder, ever since Samsung Display demonstrated its Youm line of bendable OLED products at the Consumer Electronics Show in January," said Vinita Jakhanwal, director of mobile and emerging displays and technology at... Read more...
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