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Recent OLED News

Skyworth and Konka to soon launch 4K OLED TVs

Sep 01, 2015

Skyworth announced that it will soon launch its first 4K OLED TV in the Chinese market, with plans to sell 30,000 units by the end of the year. Skyworth introduced those TVs back in January so it's great to see them actually preparing to ship those soon.

Skyworth OLED TVs at CES 2015

Konka is also planning to launch their first 4K OLED - and they will start offering the first TV on October 1st. Konka says that their 4K OLEDs will only cost twice the price of 4K LCDs, so now is the time to start introducing those new OLED TV to the market.

New OLED gadget: Samsung Gear S2

Samsung's Gear S2 is a Tizen-based that sports a 1.2" 360x360 (302 PPI) circular Super AMOLED display. Other features include a dual-core 1 Ghz CPU, 4GB of internal memory, several sensor and a 250 mAh battery (300 mAh on the 3G model). The Gear S2 is offered in two models, the regular and the "classic" which has a black finish and is smaller and lighter.

Samsung Gear S2 photo

Samsung did not yet announce the release date or pricing information.

LG launches new ultra-slim curved OLED TVs

Aug 30, 2015

LG Electronics launched two new ultra-slim curved OLED TVs. Both TVs are only 4.8 mm thick. First we have LG's entry-level model, the 55EG9100 which is a 55" curved Full-HD OLED TV that features webOS 2.0, a dual-core CPU, magic remote and passive 3D (2 glasses included).

LG OLED TVs (August 2015)

The 55EG9100 will launch soon for $2,299 - so it costs $300 more than the 2014-model, the 55EC9300 (which is now on sale for $1,999).

LG's flat 4K OLED TVs arrive at Amazon.com

Aug 29, 2015

A few days after LG announced it is bringing its EF9500 flat 4K OLED TVs to the US, the new TVs arrive at Amazon.com. The OLED TVs will only ship next month, but it's great to see them already on offer at Amazon (listed as "temporary out of stock", but you can place your order).

LG EF9500 photo

Amazon lists the OLED TVs at $6,999 for the 65" models and $5,499 for the 55" models - as per LG's official prices. It's highly likely that prices will soon match the curved OLEDs - the 65" for $5,999 and the 55" one for $3,999.

New alleged iPhone motion wallpaper feature spark new OLED iPhone rumors

Aug 29, 2015

When Apple adopted a flexible OLED for the Watch, it immediately sparked the discussions of whether - and when - they will finally adopt an OLED display for the iPhone.

Apple is set to unveil the iPhone 6S next month (on September 9) - and new rumors suggest that it will use motion-wallpapers for the lock screen, like the ones used in Apple's Watch. Some see it as a sign that the new iPhone will also use an OLED display.

BOE struggles with low OLED yields, aims to start making flexible OLEDs by 2017

Aug 29, 2015

China's display maker BOE Display aimed to start mass producing AMOLED displays at 5.5-Gen LTPS OLED fab in Ordos in the second half of 2015, but according to a new report from Digitimes it is still struggling with low yields, preventing it to actually starting to ship any panels.

BOE 9.55'' transparent flexible AMOLED prototype (SID 2015)

BOE is also constructing a Gen-6 LTPS LCD/AMOLED production line in Chengdu, China - with a projected investment of about $3.5 billion. The fab is scheduled for production in the first half of 2017, with a capacity of 45,000 monthly substrates (both OLEDs and LCDs). Digitimes says that BOE aims to produce flexible OLEDs at that new fab, and will purchase flexible OLED production equipment from Korea and Japan.