AUO shows new OLED prototypes - dual-sided rollable display and a 32" inkjet printed panel

AU Optronics demonstrated two new OLED display prototypes at SID Displayweek 2021. The first display is a 4K 32-inch 144Hz inkjet-printed AMOLED panel.

The second display is a 5.6" rollable dual-sided AMOLED display - which shows images on both side of the display.

In 2020, AUO said that while the company still produces OLED displays, it does not have any plans at the moment to invest in further OLED capacity.

AUO started to mass produce OLED panels back in August 2014, with a focus on wearable and VR panels. AUO production capacity is relatively low at its AFPD Gen-4.5 LTPS fab in Singapore. In May 2019 it was reported that AUO plans to build a 6-Gen OLED ink-jet printing production line, but it seems as if the company hasn't yet committed to such a venture. It is good to see these new OLED display prototypes from AUO, though.

Posted: May 20,2021 by Ron Mertens


I so very hope that the 32 inch 144hz amoled panel makes its way into a pro/consumer product. I am so willing to pay 3 grand for that today!

Hopefully these are not going to be another exhibition-only prototypes solely intended for investors, and real-world OLED monitors are going to hit the market.

And smaller 24-27-inch models please. Preferably with built-in pixel-perfect integer scaling with no blur (a.k.a. integer scaling).