Samsung shows how its LCD TVs compare to LG's OLED TVs in terms of image retention

Oct 16, 2017

Samsung has published a video showing how 12 hours of gaming effects different TV technologies. Samsung compare's it's own Q-LED (quantum-dots enhanced LED LCD TV) with LG's OLED TVs (the 2017 OLEDB7).

The video shows that following the extensive gaming run, Samsung's TV shows no image retention (burn-in), while some problems are clearly visible on LG's TV.

New OLED gadget: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

Canon's flagship compact camera, the PowerShot G1 X Mark III sports a 3x optical lens (f/2.8-5.6), a 24MP APS-C sensor, Canon's DIGIC 7 processor, an fully articulating LCD and an XGA OLED viewfinder.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III photo

The PowerShot G1 X Mark III will ship by the end of November 2017, canon did not disclose the price yet.

New OLED gadget: Six15 Darwin

Six15's Darwin Smart Glasses Platform is a lightweight AR platform that uses a 640x400 300 cd/m2 OLED microdisplay to provide a 20.3 degrees FOV. The Android-based HMD includes a 5MP camera, 9 DoF sensor and a microphone.

Six15 Darwin photo

Six15 did not yet reveal the price or availability of its Darwin Platform.

Audi details the OLED lighting panels used in the 2018 A8

Oct 14, 2017

In July 2017 Audi unveiled its flagship luxuries sedan, the 2018 Audi A8, which uses OLED taillights. Hopefully the A8 is Audi's first car with OLED panels in all versions (the 2016 TT RS also has OLED lighting, but these were optional).

Audi A8 2018 OLED structure slide

Audi did not yet reveal the specification of these OLEDs, but now it has released the image above which shows the structure. The A8 uses four OLED modules on each side , each with what seems to be 6 different structured panels, a large red one and five yellow ones which form the turn indicators.

Facebook launches the affordable Oculus Go VR headset with a fast-switch LCD

Oct 14, 2017

Oculus (Facebook) announced its new affordable VR headset, the Oculus Go. This $199 device will launch early next year for $199 and Facebook hopes that this will be a step towards its goal to get one billion people to use its VR products.

Oculus Go launch event (LCD slide)

One of the ways that Oculus used to lower the cost of to Go headset is to switch from an OLED to an LCD. Oculus says that this is a "fast-switch LCD". It's too early to say how this display will compare to the current OLED used in the Oculus Rift. Looking at the slide above, it seems that the Go uses a single 2560x1440 LCD.

Samsung reported preliminary results for Q3 2017 - record profits, disappointing OLED profits

Oct 14, 2017

Samsung Electronics released its preliminary Q3 2017 financial results. Operation profits rose 15% from last quarter to reach 14.5 trillion Won (around $12.8 billion USD). Samsung's memory business enjoyed strong pricing, and while the company did not detail its smartphone sales breakdown, it said earlier that initial pre orders for the Galaxy Note 8 were the highest ever for any Note device.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 photo

Samsung Display had a disappointing quarter - with profit falling 53% over last quarter. LCD panel pricing was lower in the quarter, and OLED sales were lower than expected due to delayed shipments of its flexible OLEDs to Apple.

Is Samsung looking at Micro-LEDs for its next-gen premium TVs?

Oct 11, 2017

A report from Korea suggests that Samsung is accelerating its effort to develop a Micro-LED based TV. The company is currently focused entirely on QD-LEDs for its premium TVs but is looking for alternative technologies as it fails to increase its market share in this segment.

PlayNitride MicroLED array

Samsung is said to be looking at several alternatives - one of which is to acquire Taiwan-based PlayNitride - a deal that was first reported on OLED-Info in April 2017. Samsung aims to first use micro-LED technologies for its cinema LED screens, and then apply it to home-based TVs as well.

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