OLED-Info: The OLED Experts
OLED (or AMOLED) screens are efficient, clean, thin and bright, and are becoming popular in mobile devices. We bring you daily news and resources on this exciting new technology!
Recent OLED news:
Garmin's Vivosmart smart is the second device (after Huawai's TalkBand) to use Futaba's flexible (conformable) PMOLED displays. Futaba were kind enough to send us a review unit, and here's our hands-on review. Thanks guys!
The Garmin Vivosmart
Garmin defines the Vivosmart as an "activity tracker plus smart notifications", which is really to say "an almost-smartwatch fitness band". Which it is. The Vivosmart is indeed a fitness band that can display steps, calories, distance and all the other fitness staples. On top of that, it can also perform basic smartwatch tasks like receive vibration alerts for phone calls, text messages and emails. How well does it do all those things? We'll get to that.
Some people like their TVs flat, and some like them curved. A curved TV has several image quality advantages, but they look less nice mounted on your wall. A bendable TV offers the best of both worlds - you can hang it flat on the wall, and curve it when you want. Don't miss our new article on bendable OLED TVs - which according to LG will arrive on the market next year.
A few days ago LG announced it was going to unveil Quantum-Dots enhanced 4K LCDs next month, which made some people wonder whether LG will abandon its OLED TV program - even though LG repeatedly stated that OLED is the future display technology of choice and that those QDs TVs will be positioned above LG's current high-end Ultra HD LCDs but below the company's OLED TV range.
Probably in response to those speculations, LG Display posted a new article that explains how OLEDs are indeed superior to QD-enhanced LCDs (they call them QD TVs).
Wearable devices are adopting flexible and transparent OLEDs. OLED panels allow for new possibilities for this growing market: light weight, power efficiency, thin form factor and new design options. Don't miss our new article covering the OLED wearable market!
Sony announced a new single-lens attachable OLED-based display module for eyewear applications - which can turn any glasses into Google-Glass like smart devices. Sony aims to mass produce this display module in 2015, and will offer it to a wide variety of customers - eyewear makers, electronics makers and enterprise device developers.
In this concept device, Sony adopted their new 0.23" 640x400 (nHD+) OLED microdisplay unveiled in June 2014. Sony says that the OLED display enabled the module to be compact and light. The OLED is coupled with a micro-optical unit optimized for the OLED display. The projected image's diagonal angle of view converts to 13 degrees, which is equivalent to the field of view for a 16-inch display 2 meters in the distance.
Fujitsu's Tab F-03G is a large tablet that uses a 10.5" WQXGA (2560x1600) Super AMOLED display (made by SDC, the same one used in Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 10.5. Other features include a quad-core 2.3Ghz CPU and a quad-core GPU, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 7840 mAh battery and Android 4.4.2. The tablet is waterproof and dustproof.
The Tab F-03G is available in Japan, we do not have any information about availability in other countries.
10.5" WQXGA (2560x1600) Super AMOLED
Royole, a startup established in the US in 2012, unveils their first prototype, a 0.01 mm thick (thin?) flexible AMOLED prototype (which they say is the thinnest ever). Here's a video showing the display in action:
The display is bendable, and has a bending radius of 1 mm. Samsung's recent flexible AMOLED prototypes has a radius of 5 mm - but these prototypes are closer to production units (the flexible OLED in the Galaxy Note Edge has a radius of 7 mm). Samsung's aim is to achieve a radius of 1 mm in production within two years.