Items tagged with OLED

The next big thing in TVs is certainly OLED sets with screens that are much brighter and offer better image quality than LED technologies (not to mention better black levels). The concern for many of the people who have researched OLED TVs the higher occurrences of burn-in compared to LED-baclkit TVs. The folks over at RTINGS performed real-life burn-in testing on LG OLED C7 TVs to get to the bottom of OLED burn-in. In the test, the publication purchased six of the sets and set up an accelerated aging test to see what type of content was most likely to lead to burn-in and how fast it can happen.... Read more...
Samsung has done very well historically with DisplayMate ratings, with the Galaxy S8 receiving its highest ever rating at the time it launched. Earlier this year, the Galaxy S9 was crowned the best smartphone display in the world. DisplayMate's test report for the Galaxy Note 9 shows that the smartphone's display performance has reached record-setting "Outstanding" levels and set many new Display Performance Records. One of those records was for Absolute Color Accuracy scoring a "very impressive" 0.5 JNCD making it "Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect." DisplayMate wrote in the test... Read more...
Earlier this month, Samsung issued guidance for Q2 2018, indicating that revenue and profit would be down compared to the previous quarter and that profit would be up slightly for the quarter, year-over-year. Samsung blamed this guidance on soft sales of its premier Galaxy S9 family. Today, the company released its official results for Q2, and they're right in line with the earlier guidance. Consolidated revenue for the quarter came in at KRW 58.48 trillion ($52.3 billion), which represented a 4 percent drop compared to the same period last year. However, operating profit rose by 6 percent... 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... Read more...
If you buy a smartphone that has an OLED screen in it today, odds are that the panel is made by one of two South Korean tech giants: Samsung or LG. However, there is some fresh competition brewing in China. Chinese manufacturer BOE Technology Group is looking to become a supplier for OLED screens to Apple according to a new report. BOE is already a giant in producing LCDs and already has an "in" with Apple because it makes displays for iPads and MacBooks. BOE won't be able to supply Apple with OLED screens in the near term; the company is said to be at least a few years out. People claiming... Read more...
During CES 2018, one of the coolest things on display at the Samsung booth was called "The Wall". The Wall is a modular TV screen that buyers can size to their own specifications by adding more screens. Samsung produces the displays used in that modular screen using micro LED technology. Samsung's micro LED Technology is like OLED technology in that micro LEDs need no backlight. The promise is darker blacks and brighter whites along with superior image compared to normal LED TVs. Samsung is now ready for the micro LED display to enter production, which means that commercial availability for The... Read more...
One of the biggest challenges for Apple when it comes to making enough of its smartphones has been getting enough displays over the last several years. Samsung and Apple have had a tie-up for the high-end OLED panels that it uses on the iPhone X, but things haven’t been all roses for the two firms. Apple and Samsung are bitter rivals in the smartphone world and word is that Samsung had to scramble to find something to do with all the OLED panels that Apple wasn't buying. Apple has also reportedly been pressuring Samsung to lower the cost of the OLED screens. A new report indicates that... Read more...
Anyone who has ever owned a smartwatch can tell you that they are great as long as they are charged nightly (or at least every other night). A watch from a Chinese firm Mobvoi dubbed the TicWatch Pro claims to be able to provide up to 30 days of battery life via a 415mAh battery. It can achieve that long battery life due to the fact that it has two screens integrated into the face of the wearable. The top layer of the screen sandwich is a traditional LCD that gives you black numbers on a greyish face like many digital watches and calculators that have been around for decades. Layered under... Read more...
Why spend $999 on a trendy smartphone when you can spend hundreds less on a similar-looking device with many of the same features? That is the question that many of Apple’s faithful will be asking when the incoming 2018 class of iPhones arrive this fall. According to a new report, Apple is gearing up for a rather big upgrade cycle this time around and is expecting for customers to flock to the upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone. This particular iPhone is expected to have a design similar to the current OLED-equipped iPhone X (complete with a display notch), but use a cheaper, traditional LCD display.... Read more...
A report made the rounds yesterday that claims Apple has decided to use only OLED screens for its iPhone models that will launch next year. That original report drove shares in some of the major iPhone suppliers down. A move by Apple to all OLED would mean a significant reduction in sales for suppliers like Japan Display Inc. and Sharp Corp. Shares of the former declined as much as 21% and the latter declined 4.3%. Neither of those suppliers has been able to build OLED screens in mass quantities yet, however, many analysts doubt that this OLED transition will happen. Apple moved 216 million... Read more...
Few people go out at the top of their game, but it appears that is exactly what Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI Securities analyst for all things Apple, is doing. Kuo has long had the most accurate Apple predictions that are based on sources that he has been able to procure in the Apple supply chain. Kuo is moving on from his post at KGI for another firm, and word is that Kuo will be covering non-Apple companies. So, what gives? We know for iron-clad fact that Apple has been on a witch hunt in all aspects of the company and supply chain to find and silence leakers. Speculation is that Kuo's sources may... Read more...
A new rumor is floating around that claims Apple isn’t betting big on the iPhone X for the current quarter. This comes on the heels of Apple having reportedly slashed iPhone X orders by half for Q1 2018. The new rumor claims that Apple has only ordered 8 million iPhone X smartphones for the current quarter due to slow sales. Orders in Q1 2018 were reported to be 20 million units. The source claims that while those 20 million units represented half of what Apple had planned to build for Q1 2018, it still built too many of the very expensive smartphones for the quarter that ended in December.... Read more...
Apple isn't selling nearly as many of the high-end iPhone X smartphones that it wanted to sell and was allegedly forced to halve production on weak demand in Q1 2018. Samsung has been left scrambling to find someone to buy the OLEDs Apple isn’t using. As Apple sees it, the answer to selling more iPhones with OLED screens is to hammer the price of the OLED panels down. Reports indicate that for the iPhone X, the OLED screen is about a third of the total production cost of the device. Apple is beating on Samsung Display, the primary OLED supplier for the iPhone X, to lower prices on the panels... Read more...
Samsung Electronics has announced its estimates for Q1 operating profit, which jumped 56% to a record high. Analysts believe that the increased profit estimates have to do with high demand for DRAM memory chips. That record demand for memory could be an offset to the glut of inventory Samsung has on the display side. Samsung allegedly is scrambling to find buyers for the OLED screens it made for Apple after the company reportedly reduced orders due to slow sales of the iPhone X. Samsung has stated that its preliminary earnings reports for the quarter spanning January-March 2018 had operating income... Read more...
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