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Recent OLED News

Reports from China suggest excellent sales of Samsung's Galaxy S10

A report from China suggests that Samsung sold over 500,000 units of its new flagship Galaxy S10 smartphones in China in only 7 days. it tok 30 days to achieve the same number of sales for Samsung's GS9 smartphone in 2018. Within two weeks of its launch, the GS10 is sold out in Hong Kong.

Samsung Galaxy S10 photo

Reviews on Samsung's GS10 has been very positive, and Samsung expects to sell 40-45 million units in 2019.

Amazon starts to offer LG's 2019 OLED C9 OLED TVs

Last week LG announced the pricing and availability of its 2019 OLED TVs, and today Amazon started to offer LG's new OLED C9 in the US. The TVs will actually ship in "3 to 5 weeks", i.e. some time in April.LG OLED C9 photo

As LG announced, the 55" model costs $2,499 and the 65" model costs $3,499. For some reason the 77" model, which should have been priced $6,999 costs $39,000 in Amazon - which is a mistake and will hopefully be updated soon.

ASUS finally starts shipping its ProArt PQ22UC 21.6" 4K printed OLED monitor

In early 2018 ASUS announced the Asus ProArt PQ22UC- a 21.6" 4K (204 PPI) ultra-portable OLED monitor, and now the company finally started shipping the new device - starting in the UK where the price is set at for £4,529 (!) which would make the US price at around $5,000.

ASUS ProArt PQ22UC photo

The OLED display in ASUS' monitor produced using an ink-jet printing process by JOLED - which would make this the world's first ink-jet printed OLED product. JOLED's production capacity is not large, the company is still using a pilot-scale line, but it's likely that Asus is not expecting to sell many units of this high-end OLED monitor with that price tag...

New OLED gadget: Vivo X27

The Vivo X27 smartphone features a 6.39" 1080x2340 Super AMOLED full-screen display with an under-the-display fingerprint sensor and a motorized pop-up selfie camera, a Snapdragon 710 chip-set, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage, a micro-SD slot, a triple camera setup and Dual-SIM.

Vivo X27 photo

The Vivo X27 will ship in China by the end of March 2019 for around $550.

CLSA: Samsung's OLED shipments declined 26% in Q1 2019

CLSA estimates that Samsung's OLED shipments have declined 26% in Q1 2019 (compared to Q4 2018), as global handset shipments remain weak (especially in China) and shipments to Apple declined 60%.

Samsung Galaxy S10 photo

CLSA says that SDC will post a 500 billion Won ($440 million USD) loss, compared to a 500 billion Won profit in Q4 2018 - due to the low OLED shipments, losses at the LCD business as panel prices fell 7% in the quarter and as the company finally started to recognize depreciation of its A4 OLED fab.

Digitimes: SDC's 15.6" 4K OLED laptops displays cost $50-60 more than comparable LCDs

In February 2019 Samsung Display started production its new 15.6" UHD (3840x2160) OLED laptop display panels. SDC is targeting premium laptops, as these ultra high resolution panels are optimized for gaming, graphic design and video streaming.

HP Spectre x360 15 photo

Samsung already signed up a few customers - including HP with its Spectre x360, Lenovo with the Yoga C730 and Dell with the XPS 15, Dell G7 15 and the Alienware m15. According to a new report from Taiwan's Digitimes, Samsung is aggressively seeking new customers for its OLED laptop displays - and the company has pricing its 15.6" OLEDs at only $50-60 above comparable LCD displays.

A visit to LG Display's Paju OLED production hub and show room

On March 9th, LG Display's promotion team kindly invited us to a tour of LG's "Display City" in Paju, Korea. The display complex houses about 20,000 employees, and is highly impressive. It was a pleasure to get the opportunity to see it.

The first thing one notices is the new P10 10.5-Gen OLED TV fab building - which is the largest building in Paju. The P10 OLED TV fab is not complete yet, but according to reports LGD will be ready to start installing the equipment soon.

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