Skyworth to introduce AI chip powered OLED TVs in 2018 and utilize flexible OLEDs in new appliances

China-based Skyworth announced that it will introduce new AI-chip powered OLED TVs in 2018. The company says that these new chips will "leverage artificial intelligence to search, identify and refactor images as a means to accurately enhance image quality and restore the immersive aspect, delivering a more lifelike viewing experience".

Skyworth has been producing OLED TVs since 2014, when it introduced its first OLED TV, the Tianchi E980. Since then it released several such TVs, the latest one being the W9 'wallpaper' OLED TV introduced in 2017.

New OLED gadget: Alienware 2018 13 OLED

Alienware 2018 13 laptop sports a 13" display, which can be either an LCD or an OLED. Alienware says that this is the world's first VR-capable 13" laptop, and it is based on Core-H CPU 7th-generation and GTX 10-series GPUs.

Alienware 2018 13 OLED photo

Alienware did not yet disclose the price or release date of the 2018 13" OLED laptop.

Digitimes: China's OLED market share to grow to 33.4% in 2022

Digitimes Research estimates that Chinese OLED makers currently hold a 7.5% market share in the global small and medium AMOLED market, but Chinese makers will see very fast growth (76% CAGR) and will reach a market share of 33.4% in 2022.

China already has several AMOLED producers - including EverDisplay, BOE, TianMa and Visionox. Digitimes Research estimates that BOE will emergy as China's leading AMOLED producer, and by 2021 its capacity will be larger than LG Display's capacity and BOE will be the world's second largest AMOLED maker.

New OLED gadget: Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro

Samsung's Galaxy J2 Pro is a budget smartphone that features a 5" qHD (540x960) Super AMOLED display, 1.4 Ghz quadcore CPU, 1.5Gb of RAM, 16 GB of storage (plus a MicroSD slot) and a 8 MP camera.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro photo

The Galaxy J2 Pro is currently shipping in Vietnam only, for around $145.

Samsung's Harman demonstrates new car display concepts using SDC's OLED and QLED displays

Automotive component maker Harman (owned by Samsung) is demonstrating new automotive display prototypes and designs that make use of Samsung's latest displays - both OLEDs and QLEDs.

Harman OLED/QLED automotive concept (CES-2018, 1)

The new automotive designs includes Samsung's latest flexible and transparent OLED displays, and Harman hopes that these new designs will bring more choice and flexibility to auto makers. Harman displayed two different car concepts which you can see above and below. In these concepts the OLEDs are used for the instrument cluster and other parts of the car, while the QLED panels are used for the infotainment system.

Sharp plans to begin commercial OLED production at its pilot line in the spring

In October 2016 Sharp announced that it will invest $570 million and build OLED pilot lines at its plants in Osaka and in the Mie Prefecture, with plans to begin (pilot) production in the summer of 2018. According to a new report from Japan, Sharp aims to begin commercial production of flexible OLED displays for its own smartphones in the spring.

According to the new report, Sharp already started to produce sample flexible OLEDs at its Osaka fab. The displays are still not ready for production, though. And in any case these will be very low volume production lines.

New OLED gadget: HTC Vive Pro

HTC's Vive Pro is a premium upgrade to its popular first-generation Vive VR headset, with the main upgrade being the higher resolution dual 3.5" 1440x1600 AMOLED VR panels made by SDC. The Vive Pro also features high-end audio, enhanced ergonomics and comfort, dual microphones with active noise cancellation and dual front-facing cameras

Vive Pro photo

HTC did not yet detail the Vive Pro availability and price.