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Recent OLED News

DPI Labs install OLED TV displays on a VVIP Boeing 767

US-based aircraft cabin technology developers DPI Labs announced that its 4K OLED displays for business and VVIP aircraft cabins are now available. In fact the company completed the first installation of its OLED displays (55-inch and 65-inch) on a VVIP Boeing 767 in January 2021.

This first OLED installation included a complete DPI cabin management system consisting of passenger and cabin crew control panels, audio/video distribution, cabin control modules and DPI’s multi-colored LED cabin lighting.

OLED production will grow 94% in Q2 2021, as demand for OLED panels increases

DSCC says that OLED production will grow 94% in the Q2 2021, fueled by strong demand for OLED in smartphones, TVs and other devices - coupled with a recovery from the pandemic. Growth in OLED input area for small & medium displays is expected to grow 68%, while grow in OLED TV input area will grow by 134% over last year.

OLED and LCD production capacity (2019-2021, DSCC)

The chart above shows the total OLED (and mobile LCD) industry capacity. As you can see, flexible OLED capacity is growing - mainly from expansions by CSoT, Tianma and Visionox. There's also growth in rigid OLED capacity - from Everdisplay and JOLED.

New OLED gadget: ZTE Axon 30 Pro / Ultra

The ZTE Axon 30 Pro smartphone features a 6.67-inch 120Hz HRD10+ 1080x2400 AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 888 chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a quad camera setup, 5G connectivity and Dual-SIM.

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G photo

The Axon 30 Ultra features a similar display but with a faster refresh rate (144 Hz), more storage and RAM options (up to 16GB of RAM, 1 TB of storage) and upgraded cameras.

TCL shows a smartphone concept that includes a rollable and foldable OLED display

Chinese smartphone producer TCL unveiled an interesting new smartphone prototype (concept?) called the Fold ‘n’ Roll.

As you can see in the video, the device has a 6.87-inch OLED display when fully folded. It can open up (out-folding) into a 8.85-inch display, and then it can open even further to a 10-inch tablet-like device using a rolling mechanism. The display itself is produced by TCL's CSoT subsidiary.

New OLED gadget: Sony Xperia 1III / 5 III / 10 III

Sony's 2021 smartphone range includes the 1 III, the 5 III and the 10 III. The flagship 1 III phone features a 6.5-inch HDR 120Hz 1644x3840 AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 888 chipset, 12 GB of RAM, 256/512 GB of storage, a microsdxc memory slot, 5 G connectivity and a quad camera setup.

Sony Xperia 1III photo

The 5 III offers a smaller 6.1-inch 120Hz 1080x2520 HDR AMOLED, smaller storage memory and a triple camera setup. The 10 III offers lower specifications and a smaller 6-inch 1080x2520 OLED display.

New OLED gadget: Dell XPS 13 9310

Dell's XPS 13 9310 is a range of 13" laptops, that was first introduced in 2020. In April 2021, Dell added a new variant that includes an optional 13.3" 3456x2160 (3.5K) OLED touch display. The OLED display costs $300 over the standard FHD LCD non-touch display.

Dell XPS 13 9310 photo

The Dell XPS 13 OLED variant is now shipping in the US.

TCL plans to start producing OLED TV panels by 2023, using an inkjet printing process

TCL said in a recent press conference that the company plans to start producing OLED TV panels in 2023. These OLED panels will be printed using an inkjet printing process.

TCL has been a long time believer in inkjet printing for OLED displays, and the company has established Juhua Printing in 2016 (together with Tianma and other collaborators) as an "open-innovation platform" to develop ink-jet printing of OLED panels. In 2020 TCL invested $187 million USD in Japan's inkjet printing developer and producer JOLED, and has also signed an agreement to jointly develop OLED TV printing technologies.

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