Items tagged with OLED

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...
We've been hearing rumors since late last year that Apple had plans to make a larger screen iPhone X smartphone called the "iPhone X Plus." The poor sales of the iPhone X might make some wonder at the business sense the decision to make a larger iPhone X would make. Apple iPhone X screen supplier Samsung has been scrambling to find other customers to use the OLED displays it can't sell to Apple, after production cuts due to lackluster iPhone X sales. Despite questionable demand, a new leak claims to show a display assembly for that bigger iPhone X Plus. One of the leaked photos shows a person holding... Read more...
Apple may have put up some record numbers for revenue in its last earnings report, but the company reportedly isn’t seeing the kind of demand that it expected for the high-end iPhone X smartphone. Supposed weak demand has allegedly led Apple to slash production of the smartphone in 2018. That reduced production means that Apple suppliers, like Samsung, are now scrambling to find other customers to keep their production lines humming. Reports indicate that Samsung is currently searching for a new customer that can use its excess capacity to produce OLED screens -- capacity that was originally... Read more...
LG Display has revealed one of the coolest things seen out of CES 2018 so far. The company a new prototype OLED display that measures 65-inches and rolls into its own rectangular storage bin when not in use. It looks like the love child of a retractable home theater projector screen and a high-tech OLED TV. LG Display isn’t really offering up anything in the form of actual technical details on this screen, other than the fact that it has a 4K UHD display resolution. LG is showing off some interesting hardware bits at CES 2018, including an updated version of the Crystal Sound technology that... Read more...
LG has announced that it will have a gigantic 8K display on hand at CES 2018 and the display will be a world's first. The 88-inch 8K OLED display will be on hand at the LG booth and shows what we might have in our living room years down the road when 8K content is readily available. The native resolution of the gigantic display is 7680 x 4320 giving it 16 times more resolution than full HD (1920 x 1080). Most people are just now adopting 4K TVs that pack a resolution of 3840 x 2160.  LG Display says that this massive screen is part of its commitment to lead the high-end premium... Read more...
Have you been contemplating a big screen TV upgrade? Generally speaking, the best deals are found twice a year—just prior to the Super Bowl, and during the Black Friday festivities that in recent years have been extended well before the day after Thanksgiving. We now find ourselves in that moment where Black Friday deals are starting to appear, and there are lots of deals on TVs out there. Among them are discounts on LG's awesome organic light emitting diode (OLED) TVs, which are widely considered some of the best looking TVs on the market. One of the big advantage of an OLED panel is that... Read more...
After months of leaks and teasing, the OnePlus 5T has finally been officially announced. If you've been following our reporting, none of the specs for the smartphone should come as a surprise, but we'll still give you a rundown of what you'll find inside. The smartphone is of course powered by Qualcomm's potent Snapdragon 835 SoC, which can be paired with either 6GB of RAM in the base configuration or a massive 8GB of RAM. Likewise, base systems get 64GB of internal storage, while upgraded models double that with 128GB. There is no microSD expansion, so choose wisely. On the display front, the... Read more...
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