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Tell us if you've heard this one before: Nintendo is working on a more powerful version of the Switch to maintain its brisk sales momentum while fending off the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. Although the Japanese gaming giant has either denied or demurred on these rumors in the past, today marks the four-year anniversary of the console's original launch. With that anniversary comes a highly credible report alleging that the Switch is in for a significant display upgrade. The new Switch is not only getting a bump in size to 7 inches (at 720p), but it is shifting to OLED technology. Besides offering better contrast and faster response times than the displays on the current Switch and... Read more...
Rumors have been swirling that Apple is working on a mixed reality or augmented reality headset, potentially with dual 8K resolution displays and eye-tracking technology. The simple act of Apple releasing an AR/VR product is a potential game changer for the category. Adding to that, it's now being reported that Apple has teamed up with TSMC to make micro OLED displays for its upcoming headset. Apple and TSMC already have a longstanding relationship, with the latter being a major chip supplier for the former, including its fancy M1 silicon. But as far as displays go, this is an interesting arrangement. Micro OLED is a different animal than a traditional LED or OLED displays—instead of being... Read more...
We’ve been hearing a lot on the display front from Samsung during the opening days of 2021. Just last week, Samsung revealed its vision for under-display webcams, which would allow laptops with OLED displays to have ultra-slim bezels all around (screen-to-body ration of 93 percent, versus around 85 percent on traditional laptop displays). Today, Samsung is talking up a new innovation with OLED displays for laptops, and this pertains to cranking the refresh rate up to 90Hz. OLED displays up until this point for laptops have featured a refresh rate of 60Hz, which is fine for general productivity work, but not exactly optimum for high FPS gaming. That’s where the 90Hz panels comes... Read more...
In an effort to facilitate even skinnier laptop design and blanket the laptop market with OLED screens, Samsung Display is getting ready to introduce new OLED panel for notebooks that are thinner than any US coin, be it a quarter, nickel, dime, penny, or anything else. Samsung is calling it the "Blade Bezel," and to achieve the extreme thinness, the company moved the webcam underneath the display. We don't mean the webcam sits at the bottom of the display, as Dell experimented with on some of its previous laptops, like the XPS 13 9370 in 2018—we were never big fans of that placement, because nobody needs a clear view of our nostrils (and fortunately Dell went back to putting the webcam... Read more...
LG is a major force in the OLED TV market, and if you are a gamer who has researched your options, you undoubtedly have come across the company's offerings, the latest being its CX series. Believe it or not, however, LG has yet to release an OLED monitor for PCs. That is about to change—LG has announced its brand new UltraFine OLED Pro (32EP950) at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today. While not aimed at gamers (unlike the 48-inch auto-bending OLED display that is coming), LG is looking to make a splash in the OLED monitor scene with a professional grade 31.5 panel sporting a 4K resolution (3840x2160) and accurate color reproduction. According to LG, its first OLED monitor boasts 99... Read more...
Mercedes-Benz, like a lot of other luxury cars makers out there, is in a race to one-up Tesla. Tesla really came into its own back in the early 2010s with its Model S, and then expanded its lineup over the years with its Model X, Model 3, and most recently the Model Y. Mercedes-Benz is looking to challenge Tesla for EV supremacy with its upcoming EQS EV. While the final production exterior design of the upcoming EQS has not been unveiled, Mercedes-Benz is more than willing to give us a glimpse at the vehicle's interior. The central focus of the interior is its next-generation Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system, which is highlighted by the Hyperscreen. If you thought that... Read more...
A staple of a premium laptop is an OLED display. Not all premium laptops leverage OLED, but the ones that do tend to stand out from the crowd, like Dell's XPS 13 we reviewed last year. Expect to see more laptops sporting OLED screens in 2021. Helping to make it happen, Samsung is planning to unveil more than half a dozen new OLED displays for laptops at CES 2021. From Samsung's vantage point, there is an expanded opportunity to shovel OLED displays into the laptop marketplace, due to rallying demand for laptops as more people find themselves working from home, engaging in online education, and of course gaming. "Just as Samsung’s OLED displays have outstripped LCDs in design elegance and... Read more...
LG Display has some big plans for its transparent OLED technology, and it extends beyond using it only on automatic sliding doors, as the company touted earlier this month. The display maker wants its see-through OLED screens to permeate multiple facets of everyday living, from sushi bars and other restaurants, to even your bedroom. Er, I mean your smart bedroom. "LG Display, the world’s leading innovator of display technologies, announced today brand-new Transparent OLED applications to be showcased at the upcoming all-digital CES 2021. The company has applied its cutting-edge transparent OLED displays to objects and situations that people encounter on a daily basis, thereby presenting... Read more...
Advertisements are everywhere, such as along the highway, on the radio, or even on the very page you are looking at right now. However, it looks as though modern advertising may move a step closer towards Minority Report with a new development hailing from South Korea. LG Electronics has now signed a memorandum of understanding with ASSA ABLOY to develop transparent OLED automatic doors (TOADs?). You read that right; this is a door that doubles as a transparent display. According to LG, the TOADs are an “innovative, first-of-its-kind customer experience solution” for several uses. They claim that companies can use it for “greeting customers, communicating with employees, and... Read more...
The calendar lies! By that I mean, it shows Black Friday and Cyber Monday having already passed, but then how do you explain a $500 discount on an OLED TV that is primed for gaming on next-gen GPUs and consoles? Oh yeah, it's because this has become an entire season of sales, which means you need not fret if you missed out on the barrage of bargains last week. As for that hefty discount, it applies to LG's 55-inch CX-Series OLED TV, which is on sale for $1,496.99 at Amazon (Save $500 - 25% Off). It got a little lower during Black Friday, but the current discount is still a big one, and for one of the most desirable TVs on the market right now. And not just because it is an OLED panel—which... Read more...
As far as smartphone displays go, it gets no better than Apple's flagship iPhone 12 Pro Max, according to recent test results by an independent display testing lab. A series of varied display tests reveal that the 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display (an OLED screen with a 2778x1284 resolution and 458 pixel per inch density) on the top iPhone model excels at pretty much everything. Of course, it should be great, with a price tag that starts at $1,099 for the 128GB model, while jumping to $1,199 for the 256GB version and $1,399 for the 512GB handset. For the same money, you could buy a decent gaming laptop, or both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 (if you could find either one in stock, that is).... Read more...
iPhone 12 news is starting to heat up, and we've got a healthy dose of information to bring your way today. The latest round of news brings further confirmation of rumors that we've heard over the past few months, along with a cautionary tale for those of you looking to trade-in your current iPhone for a new iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro this fall. All iPhone 12 phones to feature OLED displays This rumor has stated as pretty much "fact" even before the iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro family launched last year. Now, the Nikkei Asian Review is throwing its hat into the ring, further confirming that all models will use an OLED display. With today's current-generation family, only the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone... Read more...
We got our first taste of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade in mid-January, when General Motors posted a single drawing of the vehicle's dashboard. Now, however, the veil has fully been lifted from the Escalade and we're getting a comprehensive look at it from bow to stern. The new Escalade is still a huge, hulking vehicle -- as it has been its whole life. It's based on GM's full-size truck architecture, and has a lot in common with the new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon/Yukon XL. But the Escalade gets unique exterior styling that fits in with Cadillac's current design language (it looks a like an enlarged Cadillac XT6). There's a massive grille up front, and thin horizontal headlights... Read more...
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas officially kicks off Monday, January, 7, and it appears Samsung is champing at the bit to introduce some new display products. One of them is its Q950TS 8K OLED TV with a design that virtually "eliminates the screen bezel," as was the subject of a recent rumor. Looking over a translated press release that went live today, 99 percent of the 8K QLED TV's front construction belongs to the actual screen. Samsung calls this an "infinity design," and says it offers "outstanding immersion" and "sets a new standard for TV screens." It is also incredibly thin at just 15mm, with a completely flat surface. Check out this side view... It certainly looks gorgeous,... Read more...
LG Display has been a staunch supporter of OLED (organic light emitting diode) technology, so it comes as no surprise the company will be unveiling new OLED products at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Among them is a rather nifty 65-inch bendable OLED that rolls down from the ceiling. As far as LG Display is concerned, its newest take on the bendable/rollable display "points to the future of home interior design." You can think of it sort of like a projection screen, in terms of the flexible design. As LG Display explains it, the 65-inch bendable OLED can be rolled up and stored in the ceiling when not in use. "It is expected to raise the level of smart home interior... Read more...
If you thought that the 17-inch portrait-style touch display in the Tesla Model S was massive, you haven't seen anything yet. Cadillac is known for over-the-top theatrics; especially with its gargantuan Escalade and Escalade ESV full-size SUVs. Now, the American luxury marque is looking to outshine all competitors with a new mammoth OLED instrument cluster. According to Cadillac, the 2021 Escalade will feature an industry-first 38-inch curved OLED panel that will stretch from the instrument cluster (behind the steering wheel) to the center dash (to handle navigation, infotainment, and HVAC controls). Panels this size is something that we're more likely to find in TVs or gaming displays,... Read more...
Apple may have not been able to deliver the goods with respect to a 5G iPhone in 2019, but it’s not like 5G coverage is widespread right now in major markets. However, Apple is looking to blanket the market with 5G-capable iPhones in 2020 according to respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. According to Kuo, Apple will release no less than five new iPhone models during 2020. The first of which is the long-rumored iPhone SE 2, which will more-or-less be a retread of the iPhone 8, but with more modern internals. We’re likely to see an A13 Bionic-class SoC running the show along with the familiar 4.7-inch LCD display, Touch ID, single rear camera, and 4G LTE connectivity. The... Read more...
Alienware may just be the most well-known gaming desktop and notebook brand on the planet. The company's gray alien logo graces everything from proper, upgradeable desktops like the Aurora R9 to the huge desktop-replacement Area-51m notebook complete with actual desktop hardware. What we have on hand today isn't quite so big and bulky, however: the new 2019 edition of the company's workhorse m15 gaming notebook, the m15 R2. We had a chance to spend some one-on-one time with this sweet portable machine back at Computex, but now it's come through our labs from the alien mothership for an extended visit. When we first pulled the m15 R2 from its box, we were a little surprised how small it is. Sure,... Read more...
Back in early September, LG promised us all that its 2019 lineup of OLED TVs would be receiving a firmware update to support NVIDIA G-SYNC technology "in the weeks to follow." In actuality, LG probably should have said "in the months to follow" as we hadn't heard anything more about the firmware update until today. The company is now saying that the G-SYNC enabling firmware is coming this week to its most recent OLED TVs. LG says that the firmware will be applicable to the E9 Series (65- and 55-inch models), C9 Series (77-, 65-, and 55-inch models), and the B9 Series (65- and 55-inches). For those living in North America, consider yourself lucky -- you'll be the first to get... Read more...
Samsung Electronics is doing something next year that smartphone fans have been waiting for. The company allegedly has a new OLED panel that is being built by Samsung Display that fills the hole where the front camera peeks through the screen with tech called Under Display Camera (UDC). To implement the camera under the screen, Samsung is using something called HIAA2 production equipment, which stands for Hole in Active Area. Samsung Display has received equipment to make these new displays at the A4 plant at its Asan Campus, in Chungnam this month. Mass production is expected to start at the facility next year. Currently, that A4 plant has a pair of 5th gen OLED production lines with a production... Read more...
LG's 2019 line of high-end OLED televisions is gaining NVIDIA G-SYNC support, which should make for some incredibly immersive gaming experiences. According to LG, its C9 and E9 TVs have been fully certified by NVIDIA to support G-SYNC, which would mark a first in the TV market. There is no dedicated hardware in the TVs, but NVIDIA's certification process ensures that G-SYNC is supported at up to 120Hz and 1440p resolutions (with 6ms input lag). If you're running 4K content, G-SYNC is locked in at 60 fps (with 13ms input lag). If that wasn't enough, the TVs all support HDR10, Dolby Vision (at 120fps) and HDMI 2.1. Audio formats supported include Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Atmos along with AI algorithms... Read more...
Whoever opined that money does not buy happiness has never ridden on a jet ski or dined on a seafood feast at an expensive restaurant. If anything might change that person's mind, however, it could be LG's new 8K OLED TV. I mean, just look at how happy those people are in the press image above! Sure, it's totally staged, but the specs on this thing are beastly. For one, it's the world's first 8K OLED TV (88Z9), according to LG. That works out to a delightful 7680x4320 resolution, or 33 million self-emitting pixels. For comparison, that is a whopping 16 times pixels than a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) TV, and four times higher than a 4K (3840x2160) display. Sure, there's a definite lack of 4K content,... Read more...
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