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Recent OLED News

Korea site suggests that Apple is considering adopting AMOLED dispays in future iPads and Laptops

In February 2019 Samsung Display started to mass produce its new 15.6" 3840x2160 OLED display panels, and some of the first 2019 OLED laptops are already shipping.

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Korea-site The Elec says that according to its sources, Apple is "considering adoption" of OLED displays in its Pro laptop and tablets lines. The iPad Pro will adopt an 11" OLED whilhe the MacBook Pro will adopt a 16" one.

New OLED gadget: Oppo K3

The Oppo K3 is an Android smartphone that features a full-screen 6.5" 1080x2340 AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 710 chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a micro-SD slot, a dual camera setup and a motorized pop-up selfie camera.

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The Oppo K3 is now shipping starting at around $240.

LGD confirms it is Lenovo's 13.3" foldable OLED supplier

Earlier this month Lenovo demonstrated a prototype 13.3" foldable OLED ThinkPad laptop. We speculated that LGD is the display supplier, and yesterday LGD's CTO confirmed this.

Lenovo said that it developed this device for over three years, and hopes to launched a commercial one in 2020. InOctober 2018 it was first reported that LG Display is working together with Lenovo on a 13.3" foldable OLED laptop device, but that was not confirmed until now.

IGNIS demonstrates how its compensation technology can remove burn-in signs from automotive AMOLED panels

IGNIS Innovation published the following interesting video that shows how its compensation technology can remove the visible signs of pixel aging:

IGNIS tells us that this is a 12" LTPS automotive AMOLED panel. The company tested it for 1,000 hours at 85 degrees - to make sure the company's compensation technology can remove all signs of burn-in patterns. IGNIS's Max Life technology combines a functional in-pixel compensation pixel circuit with a sensing line and the company's current measurement driver chip that can perform external compensation.

New OLED gadget: Realme X

The Realme X is an Android smartphone that features a 6.53" 1080x2340 AMOLED full-screen display with an under-the-display fingerprint sensor, a snapdragon 710 chipset, 4/6/8 GB of RAM, 64/128 GB of storage, a dual-camera setup and a motorized pop-up selfie camera.

Realme X photo

The Realme X will ship by the end of May 2019 starting at $180.

TPK and the Harvest Group not decided yet on JDI's bailout deal

Last month Reuters detailed the upcoming $2.1 bailout deal for Japan Display, led by a group of investors from Taiwan and China, including TPK and the Harvest Group. TPK and the HG are supposed to invest 80 billion Yen, but a new report from Reuters says that the plan is not finalized yet.

In what could just be a negotiating tactic, Reuters reports that the company informed JDI that they have not made a decision yet and are now "re-examining the prospects for Japan Display’s business performance". In any case it seems that JDI's future is not secure yet.

BOE unveils new OLED displays at SID 2019

China-based BOE Display has a very ambitious OLED project, and the company unveiled new flexible and automotive OLEDs at SID 2019.

BOE demonstrated several new automotive OLED technologies including a 12.3" flexible OLED display for the main instrument panel which employs a new pixel compensation circuit technology apparently developed by BOE, which can improve the brightness uniformity of the display.

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