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Samsung has proven it is not afraid to venture into new and innovative smartphone designs, hence the Galaxy Fold with its foldable screen. In addition, a recently discovered patent application reveals that Samsung is at least considering a smartphone with a full front display that wraps around to the backside of the device. This concept essentially yields a dual screen setup, in terms of being able to see things on both the front and back of the phone. However, it's not actually two displays—it is one continuous screen with three parts that merge together. They consist of the following: A full front display A curved top section A back display that covers three quarters of the rear A single... Read more...
We have long felt that Samsung makes some of the best and most vibrant displays in the business, and have been particularly enamored with the Super AMOLED panels that it uses on its flagship phones. If you do not want to just take our word for it, though, check out DisplayMate's evaluation of the Galaxy S10. DisplayMate is one of the definitive sources of panel testing, and many sites (HotHardware included) use the company's tests when evaluating monitors. Following the launch of the Galaxy S10 series, the company subjected the regular Galaxy S10 to its battery of display benchmarks, which now includes new tests and even tougher grading systems than before. Even so, the Galaxy S10 receive DisplayMate's... Read more...
NVIDIA made at splash at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this year when the company unveiled its Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) initiative, essentially living room displays (not technically TVs because they lack a tuner) with fancy features built for gaming. Exciting stuff to be sure, though it also appears the actual release of BFGD models is being delayed until next year. All of the BFGD models that are coming out are 65-inch displays with a juicy 4K resolution and support for high dynamic range (HDR) visuals. They also feature fast 120Hz refresh rates and low latencies that make them closer to a giant monitor than just another TV, and of course G-Sync support for smooth gameplay.... Read more...
Samsung Display recently developed an "unbreakable" screen for smartphones and it has now been certified by UL (Underwriters Laboratories), an official testing company for OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the US Department of Labor. Outside of smartphones, Samsung says its flexible display will find residence in other electronic devices, such as display consoles for automobiles, portable game consoles, tablets, and mobile military devices. Unlike traditional smartphone displays, Samsung's creation ditches the glass casing and uses plastic to cover the organic light emitting diode (OLED) panel. There are other flexible displays that have glass-covered windows, but according... Read more...
In a bid to push consumers to upgrade their television sets, TV makers have been pushing increasingly large screens, some as big as 75 inches or even 80 inches. These big screen TVs do not necessarily cost a fortune, either. However, Samsung just made even the biggest consumer TVs look puny by comparison with the unveiling of its massive 146-inch modular, self-emitting microLED TV at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Samsung is pitching its new display as the screen of the future. That is reference to its micrometer-scale LEDs and not the ginormous size of the display panel, the latter of which many people would have trouble fitting into their homes. These microLEDs, as they are... Read more...
Acer has been unveiling some cool gear at CES 2018, and the latest is a massive monitor designed specifically for gamers. It's a massive display that measures 65-inches and has NVIDIA G-Sync technology integrated in conjunction with NVIDIA's new Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) initiative. The display also has NVIDIA SHIELD hardware built-in for streaming movies and TV shows in 4K HDR resolution. The 4K resolution monitor has ultra-low latency and a 120Hz refresh rate for smooth playback no matter how fast the action on screen. Acer integrates a full array backlight with 1,000 nits peak luminance and local dimming for higher contrast, deeper blacks, and brighter whites. The monitor includes a... Read more...
Google has been battling a number of issues relating to the LG-produced OLED display used on its new Pixel 2 XL Android Oreo flagship. While Google said that the burn-in issue is normal with an OLED and phones using similar screen tech have the same potential issue, it can't say that about some of the other issues that the smartphone must live with. The latest issue for some Pixel 2 XL owners has to do with screen edges that are unresponsive. Google has admitted the issue exists and has said it will sort it out in a future OTA update. The catch is that means at least for now if your Pixel 2 XL has the screen edge issue, you are stuck with it. The screen response issue is along the curved edges... Read more...
Display technology has continued to improve over the past several years, and not just with higher-resolution panels. The next big shift is a transition from liquid crystal display (LCD) panels to organic light emitting diode (OLED) screens. As it pertains to smartphones, an increasing number of companies are making the switch. As such, OLED smartphone panel shipments could top LCD smartphone panel shipments very soon.Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) believes this will happen within the next few years. The organization expects OLED smartphone panels to reach 1.37 billion units in 2019, and top LCD panel shipments in 2020. That is not so hard to believe when you see companies such as Samsung... Read more...
Imagine if your smartphone could identify cracks in its display and then heal itself, much like your own body does when its suffers a scrape or bruise. It may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but perhaps it is not all that far fetched. Motorola has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for that very thing, and how it works is pretty interesting.Motorola notes in its patent application that smartphones are becoming more prevalent and that one of the drawbacks is how easily touchscreen displays can suffer damage. In many cases, a cracked or shattered display panel renders the entire phone inoperable, depending on the extent of the damage.... Read more...
There has been a lot of movement in the monitor market over the past few years, especially with the push for 4K Ultra HD visuals and, more recently, high dynamic range (HDR) support. You can throw organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology into the mix as well. One spec that has somewhat lagged behind, however, is the all-important refresh rate. That might be changing soon, as a prototype for what is considered the world's first full-color 480Hz monitor just made an appearance on the web. If you pay attention to these things, then you have probably seen monitors and televisions advertised with high refresh rates, even as high as 480Hz. Take this 55-inch 1080p TV from Vizio on Amazon. It is... Read more...
If we are allowed to be hyperbolic, we can say your local movie theater is obsolete. Or more specifically, the large screen displays inside your local theater are outdated. Sure, there might be exceptions in various spots around the country, but next to Samsung's new Cinema LED Screen, a massive 33.8-foot (10.3 meters) wide display with a 4K resolution (4096x2160) and high dynamic range (HDR) support, most theaters are left found wanting. Samsung has found its first customer for this display in Korea, where it recently installed the Cinema LED Screen at the Lotte Cinema World Tower. In addition to delivering 4K visuals and HDR support, the screen boasts a peak brightness level of 146fL, nearly... Read more...
Google developed a high-tech whiteboard that costs $4,999 and is now available to purchase. While that seems a bit pricey, it is a much more affordable solution compared to Microsoft's competing Surface Hub, which starts at $8.999 and goes up from there, depending on the size and configuration. In this case, Google's Jamboard measures 55 inches and comes with a pair or styluses, and eraser, and a wall mount. What makes Jamboard unique from a regular whiteboard is the technology inside. It is described as a cloud-based collaborative whiteboard, which allows teams in different parts of the world to collaborate on projects in real-time as if they were in the same room. It's a rather neat concept,... Read more...
If we had a say in the matter, all smartphone displays would migrate to OLED (organic light emitting diode) panels. In our opinion, Samsung's Super AMOLED displays (as found on the Galaxy S8/S8+) are unrivaled in terms of overall picture quality, though perhaps not for much longer. Rival LG Electronics is said to be making the switch to OLED displays starting with its forthcoming large screen V30 handset. That one is due out in September. After that, LG will launch its flagship G7 phone sometime next year, and that will also feature an OLED screen. In both cases, LG will pull the majority of OLED panels from its own display division's Gumi E5 plant, though it also plans to outsource part of production... Read more...
A cumulative update for Windows 10 is currently making the rounds and that is potentially bad news for gamers with multi-monitor setups. Microsoft lists a couple of known issues that are tied to the update, one of which can cause abnormal behavior when running 3D rendering apps (mostly games) on systems with more than one monitor. Such users might see delays or clipped content on their multi-monitor setups.There are a couple of workarounds that Microsoft suggests, neither of which is all that satisfactory. The first is to run the game or app in Windows mode rather than fire it up in full screen mode. And if that does not solve the issue, Microsoft says users should resort to starting the application... Read more...
There may come a time when a generation of users views paper-based Post-It notes as relics of a bygone era, and it could happen sooner than you think. Microsoft has already taken a step in that direction by developing a protytpe ultra-lower power display that combines an e-ink screen with photovoltaic energy harvesting and Bluetooth LE wireless technology. The end result is a Post-It sized display that can be deployed in a number of different places. Depending on the amount of ambient lighting, it can be updated every 1 to 25 minutes by communicating with a PC or smartphone. A user might find that handy for displaying outdoor weather conditions, stock quotes, or other dynamic data sets that are... Read more...
An increasing number of smart devices are headed to market as the Internet of Things (IoT) takes hold. That includes everyday appliances—perhaps one day your toaster will pull images from the web to bake scorch them into your morning toast—along with more traditional electronics devices, such as monitors and displays. Working towards the latter, NEC has teamed up with Raspberry Pi on a new generation of large format displays with smart functionality. NEC in Europe said it will be sharing an open platform modular approach with Raspberry Pi, one that will enable a seamless integration of the latter's devices into the former's displays. Specifically, NEC is interested in Raspberry Pi's newest low-cost... Read more...
LG Display, the world's top producer of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels, is betting big on flexible organic light emitting diode (OLED) display technology driving the future of mobile devices. The South Korean outfit is so confident that flexible OLEDs will be a mainstay of tomorrow's smartphones and other mobile gadgets that it's investing 1.99 trillion South Korean won (around $1.75 billion in U.S. currency) in the technology. The massive investment will go towards a new 6th generation (1,500mm x 1,850mm) flexible OLED display production line at its P9 plant in Paju, South Korea. Of the planned investment, LG Display's already spent 500 billion South Korean Won (~$440 million) building... 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 OLED panels for smartwatches and automotive displays. Once finished, the P10 plant will cover an area... 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 that can be used to create 200 5.5-inch smartphone displays. That’s a significant bump in production... Read more...
As odd as it may sound, the business relationship between Apple and Samsung is growing stronger by the day and expanding into areas beyond semiconductor chip manufacturing. Apparently Samsung has put together a team of around 200 employees dedicated entirely to building displays for Apple's products, and nothing else.That's according to Bloomberg and the "people with direct knowledge of the matter" that it spoke with. As those unnamed sources tell it, the special team of display makers has been tasked with providing screens for iPad devices and MacBook computers. The team also helps develops new products, though details of the arrangement are a bit fuzzy since details of the arrangement haven't... Read more...
If you own an LG ultrawide display and installed its included split screen software, you should take note. According to a user report, installing this software will disable the User Account Control security feature in Windows without your consent. You're not even bound to notice right away because of its subtlety. Introduced in Windows Vista, UAC is designed to protect users from bad software that could install itself without restriction. Whenever an application is installed to a system folder, UAC will kick in to ask if it was expected. Many consider UAC to be nothing more than a nag, but its purpose is important. Without it, software could install in the background without you knowing, and... Read more...
Sharp, the maker of Aquos HDTVs and other electronics, is facing some tough choices as begins the restructuring process. One of those choices may be whether to spin off its display business entirely. A Sharp spokesperson has indicated to Reuters that it is considering multiple options and didn’t confirm that a display spinoff is on the horizon. Sharp has denied that a spinoff is a possibility in the past. The company is known to have suffered losses in recent years, however, and multiple reports suggest that a spinoff could be on the table. If Sharp spins off its display business, a Japanese government-backed group, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) might step in with an investment... Read more...
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