To restrict its need for smartphone display panels from Samsung, Apple is reportedly interested in manufacturing its own OLED panels. ET News (South Korea) reports the company has already acquired some chemical vapor deposition (CVD) machines that'll play a role in production.
Apple is going to come out with three OLED iPhone models next year, expanding from the one OLED model that's expected later in 2017. Nikkei claims Apple has adjusted its plan so that all iPhones launched "from the second half of 2018" will use the upgraded display technology.
To make sure its OLED supply is reliable for 2018 and beyond, Apple is reportedly going to invest in LG's new OLED production lines in exchange for becoming their sole customer. The Korea Herald claims Apple is close to reaching a deal with the company.
To keep up with a growing level of demand, Samsung is going to open the world's largest OLED production facility, reports ET News. Samsung's new plant is now being developed and it's receiving a $20 billion investment. It'll have a 270,000 monthly panel capacity.
OLED display technology has improved over the last few years, but the flexible technology advanced by leaps and bounds. LG has now unveiled an impressive new OLED display that is both flexible and transparent and also sports an Ultra HD resolution of 3,820 x 2,160.
Following LG and Samsung, Japan Display has now announced that it has begun the mass production of 6-inch LCD panels with the popular 18:9 aspect ratio. The 6-inch display comes with 1,080 x 2,160 pixels resolution and is called Full Active. The Full Active display features thin
MicroLED technology could be used on the Apple Watch as early as next year, reports Nikkei. Apple is reportedly trying to adopt the technology in 2018 and it's carrying out a trial production. Due to the state of manufacturing for microLED, it won't be used on other devices.
Virtual reality market has just been blessed with a new display from Samsung that will further improve the user's experience. At the Display Week 2017, Samsung showcased a new ultra-high resolution display for VR headsets with 2,024 x 2,200 pixels resolution.
LG wants to produce OLED displays for future iPhone models in order to keep Samsung from being Apple's sole supplier. ET News reports the company is investing $3.56 billion in one of its factories to prepare itself for large OLED requests from Apple.
At IFA last year, ASUS unveiled a 15.6-inch portable monitor called ZenScreen. Since its announcement, the monitor has yet to go on sale, but that is about to change. Although we'll have to wait for a few more weeks, the monitor will go on sale sometime in July.
E-ink screens are great for e-readers due to small power consumption, but there hasn't been much of an improvement over the last few years. Current displays have around 300 ppi, but Japan Display has managed to make a small breakthrough with its latest E-ink screen.
Display technology has improved so much over the last few years and as a result, we are now seeing phones with thin and curved designs. Samsung has now showcased its next-generation OLED display that can be deformed in more than two directions. For comparison, the conventional
The technology for mobile devices with bendable displays is not quite there, but we are approaching that date very fast. Panels that are bent in the factory already exist, and Samsung Display is now getting ready to unveil a screen that you can bend yourself.
Curved displays are pretty much a standard now, at least in the high-end segment, but both Samsung and LG are working on next-gen curved displays. To make a truly bezel-less phone, the companies are working on displays that would have four curved sides instead of just two.
Many top tier companies have various projects that never reach public, but there is an interesting product from Samsung that we would gladly see. According to new information, Samsung is working on a 7th generation AMOLED panel that will go into production sometime in the
LG Display and Samsung Display are expecting to make a shift to OLED panels in near future, and to do that, they need to shut down LCD production. Both companies had plans end production by the end of 2016, but they have decided to postpone those plans.
Apple has signed a two-year deal with Samsung to purchase 92 million OLED smartphone panels from the company's display division, reports ET News. Reports about this deal follow a recent claim that Apple ordered 70 million OLED panels. OLED will be used on the iPhone 8.
Scientists from the University of California, Riverside, have just make a breakthrough with a new material that has the ability to self-heal beyond just cuts and scratches. The rubber-like conductive material is made from a stretchable polymer and an ionic salt.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 has the best smartphone display of all time, according to DisplayMate. A report from DisplayMate says the 5.8-inch AMOLED screen is the "most innovative and high performance" the company has ever evaluated. It set a record for brightness.
As more companies switching from LCD to OLED displays, display companies are having hard times meeting demand. Samsung Display is one of the largest out there, alongside Sharp, and to ensure that it maintains and even grows its lead, the company will expand its OLED production