Items tagged with OLED

Football fans know that the biggest game of the year is right around the corner. Many fans are looking to get a bigger screen in their living room to enjoy the game, and TV makers are offering up big discounts. Yesterday we mentioned a big sale on TCL 4K Roku smart TVs over at Amazon. If you have the budget for something fancier, LG has announced significant price cuts on its B8 series OLED TV models that offer up to $1,000 off the normal retail price. LG is offering two models with big discounts, the 55-inch B8 initially sold for $2,299.99 and with the discount for the big game the TV can be had... Read more...
We're suckers for awesome gaming displays, and Dell has an incredibly impressive Alienware 55 OLED Monitor at CES 2019 that measures 55 inches diagonally. That's a lot of screen real estate for a gaming display, and luckily it has the specs and expected performance to make it one of the best new products that we've seen so far at the show. As its name implies, the Alienware 55 OLED Monitor ditches "old school" LCD technology and instead uses a 4K OLED HDR panel with a variable refresh rate up to a relatively lofty 120Hz. From the front, the display features a clean and... Read more...
You might not realize this, but there are four kinds of plagues. Most people are familiar with the first three—bubonic, septicemic, and pneumonic. In 2017, the Essential Phone introduced a fourth kind of plague called The Notch! It infected Apple before spreading to more Android devices and was starting to get out of control, but smartphone makers are starting to work on vaccines. Along those lines, Samsung may introduce a potential cure that it's calling "Sound on Display." It's exactly like it sounds—the display itself emits sound. How so? Instead of leveraging external speakers,... Read more...
Big screen televisions are fairly common now, and even though they have slimmed down considerably since the days of rear projection TVs, they can still take up a lot of space in the living room. LG is attempting to make them less of a dominating presence. How so? The company apparently has plans to launch a 65-inch rollable OLED TV sometime next year. LG actually showed this off at the Consumer Electronics Show at the beginning of 2018. At the time, LG said its rollable TV highlighted the "distinctive technological edges and unlimited potential of OLEDs." While a bit hyperbolic (and it seems something... Read more...
Samsung is plowing through any pessimism that might exist among financial analysts, and heading towards record quarterly profits, according to the South Korean electronic maker's third quarter guidance. While the official numbers are still be tallied, Samsung expects to report an operating profit of 17.5 trillion Korean won (around $15.5 billion) from 65 trillion won (~$57.5 billion) in sales revenue. Assuming those figures hold true, Samsung's profit will be around 20 percent higher than it was in the same quarter a year ago, and around 18 percent higher than the previous quarter. The numbers... Read more...
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...
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