LG Display shows its latest OLED displays at Displayweek 2024

LG Display demonstrated its latest OLED display prototypes and commercial panels at Displayweek 2024. The company showed flexible panels, automotive displays, transparent OLED, gaming monitors, a 10k nit microdisplay and more.

So first up, LG Display shows its automotive Advanced-Thin-OLED (ATO) displays, which are produced on glass substrates and use a tandem structure. These OLEDs are lower in cost compared to LGD's flexible automotive p-OLED panels, but still enable low-weight and thin profile, and the excellent image quality of an OLED display. The smaller display was a 12.3" 2400x900 (209 PPI) 1,000 nits panel, while the other panel was larger at 17" 1920x2560 (188 PPI).


LGD also showed two of its latest gaming monitor displays. The first if a 27" 2560x1440 (QHD) MLA 2.0 (1300 nits peak brightness) WOLED display, that can support 480Hz, the first OLED display to do so. The high refresh rate enables an excellent gaming experience. The second gaming monitor is 39" ultra-wide (3440x1440) 240Hz panel that has a curvature of 800R, which the company says is the optimal design for immersive gaming.

One of the most impressive displays, is a 1.3" 4K (4,175 PPI) OLED microdisplay, that achieves a high brightness of 10,000 nits. The display uses new OLED materials and LG Display's micro lens array (MLA) to increase brightness by about 40% compared to LGD's previous generation microdisplays. LGD also used the same 1.3" 4K microdisplay to develop a lightfield smartwatch display, which it says is the first of its kind. This may be an impressive feat, but I am not convinced of the commercial aspects of such a display.

Finally, LG Display unveiled its latest transparent OLED display prototype. The company managed to optimize the pixel structure and increase the transparency of the display to 60% (LGD's commercial transparent OLEDs offer only 45% transparency). The company showed a small 13.7" 480x270 (40 PPI) transparent OLED panel, one that will translate to FHD at 55".

LG Display did not have any microLED display on show this year (last year at Displayweek it showed an impressive 12" stretchable microLED).

Posted: May 23,2024 by Ron Mertens