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An OLED uses organic semiconductors to create thin light emitting panels. OLEDs are used to create thin, beautiful, flexible and efficient display and lighting panels, and are the future technology of choice.

Recent OLED News

New OLED gadget: Oppo R17

The Oppo R17 is an Android smartphone taht features a 6.4" 1080x2280 (394 PPI) notch-type AMOLED, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, microSD slot and Dual SIM.

Oppo R17 photo

The R17 is expected to be released by the end of August 2018, for around $525 in Europe.

New OLED gadget: StarVR One

StarVR's One is a VR headset that features dual 4.77" 2440x1080 90hz AMOLED displays with a wide FOV (210-degree horizonal, 130-degree vertical). Other features include integrated Tobii eye tracking with IPD measurement, Dynamic Foveated Rendering, USB Type-C connectors and SteamVR tracking.

StarVR One photo

StarVR did not yet detail anything regarding pricing and availability for the StarVR One headset.

LGD: OLED TV shipments more than doubles in the first half of 2018

LG Display announced that it sold over 1.3 million OLED TV panels in the first half of 2018 - more than double the number of OLED TV panels sold in the first half of 2017 (0.6 million). LG Display says it aims to improve it production efficiency and sell more 1.6 million OLED TV panels in the second half of 2018.

LG 65OLEDC8 photo

LG Display started producing OLED TVs in 2013 - when it sold 200,000 units. In 2017 it sold 1.7 million panels. LGD aims to finally turn its OLED TV business into profitability in 2018.

Samsung may resume OLED production at its A4 line in October following new smartphone OLED orders

Due to lower demand for flexible (due to several reasons, see here) in late 2017 and early 2018, Samsung's utilization rates at its flexible OLEDs fab were quite low, and its A4 production line was pretty much unused for the time.

But demand for mobile OLED displays is now on the rise, and a report from Korea now suggests that SDC aims to resume flexible OLED production in its A4 line in October 2018 - as the company secured new ordered for smartphone OLEDs from Chinese phone makers.

DSCC: OLED area shipments on the rise, driven by OLED TVs

DSCC says that OLED area shipments grew 30% in the first half of 2018, mostly driven by strong growth in OLED TV shipments (a 98% increase from last year in term of area shipments). Smartphone OLED shipments stagnated in the first half, but growth will resume in the second half of the year - area shipments will grow 47% compared to H2 2017.

OLED shipment area by application (2016-2018, DSCC)

DSCC estimates that OLED TV panel revenues in the first half of 2018 grew 80% compared to the first half of 2017. Modern price declines were offset by a rise in unit shipments.

DisplayMate: Samsung yet again improved their AMOLED displays, the Note 9 has the best mobile display ever

DisplayMate posted a review of Samsung's latest OLED display - the 6.4" 1440x2960 (516 PPI) flexible Super AMOLED used in the Galaxy Note 9. As we've seen many times before, Samsung managed to significantly improve its OLED quality - and DisplayMate says that this is the best mobile display ever tested.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 photo

In the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung concentrated on significantly raising the on-screen absolute picture quality and absolute color accuracy by implementing precision factory display calibration. This could have been a response to the excellent calibration done by Apple in the iPhone X.