New OLED gadget: Xiaomi Mi Note 10

Xiaomi's Mi Note 10 features a 6.47-inch 1080x2340 Super AMOLED HDR (600 nits) display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and a quad-camera setup with a main 108MP sensor.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 photo

The Mi Note 10 costs around $600 and will ship soon in China.

Researchers develop a method to 3D Print transparent OLED displays

Researchers from Korea's Yonsei University has developed a 3D printing technique that can be used to deposit transparent OLED displays on any shape. The new technique 3D prints both the support structure and the 3D screen electronics.

OLED 3D printing stack scheme (Yonsei University)

The method is based in Digital Light Processing (DLP) system that prints the transparent plastic frames, and then uses an electrohydrodynamic jet (e-jet) printer to create the OLED layers as seen in the image above.

BOE says it will ship around 20 million OLED panels in 2019, 40 million in 2020

China-based display maker BOE posted its financial results for Q3 2019. While BOE first hoped to ship 30-50 million OLED panels in 2019, it lowered its forecast to 30 million in August and now BOE says that it will ship around 20 million panels in 2019.

BOE Flexible AMOLED prototype photo

BOE is confident, though, that it will ship at least 40 million OLEDs in 2020. BOE says that next year it will start shipments to customers outside of China (earlier this month it was reported that BOE is approaching Korean phone makers as it aims to increase its OLED customer base).

Samsung reports stronger OLED sales in Q3 2019

Samsung Electronics reported its financial results for Q3 2019 - with sales of 62 trillion Won ($53 billion USD) and an operating profit of 7.78 trillion Won ($6.6 billion USD). Samsung reported lower memory earnings - but stronger smartphone and OLED panel sales.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro photo

Samsung Display saw increased profit from smartphone displays as demand for flexible OLED panels increased. SDC also reported improved OLED utilization rates.

Universal Display reports excellent quarterly results and increases its guidance for 2019 again

Universal Display reported its Q3 2019 financial results - revenues were $97.5 million, and net income was $37 million. This was another strong quarter for the company, which increased its 2019 guidance to revenues of $400 - $410 million.

UDC believes that year-end 2019 will have an installed OLED square meter cpaacity that is 50% larger than year-end 2017. In 2020 the company sees continued revenue and earnings growth. By 2021, UDC sees OLED capacity to incrase about 50% again over year-end 2019.

New OLED gadget: Fujifilm X-Pro3

Fujifilm's flagship X-series camera, the X-Pro3 is a rangefinger-style digital camera that aims to recreate a film-like experience. The camera sports a 26.1 MP sensor and Fujifilm's X Processor 4. The camera has three displays - a 3" touchscreen LCD, a 1.28" color E Ink panel to show film simulation and ISO settings and an EVF with an OLED microdisplay (3.69 million sub pixels).

Fujifilm X-Pro3 photo


The X-Pro3 will ship by the end of November 20219, starting at $1,699 (body only).