Samsung Display announces a 1.4R foldable OLED display

Samsung Display announced that it has commercial a new foldable OLED display that is the first to achieve a curvature radius of 1.4R mm. This display will be adopted in Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold2 5G (7.6" 1768x2208 HDR10+ 120Hz Dynamic AMOLED) with an Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) cover glass.

Samsung 1.4R foldable OLED display photo
Samsung says that in order to minimize the folding stress that is increased in such a small folding radius, the company has optimized a series of technologies related to the material of the display, the panel design and the module assembly, so that the multi-layered structure will function like a cushion when the panel is folded.

New OLED gadget: Apple Watch Series 6 / 6 SE

Apple's sixth-generation Watch wearable sports a 40 mm LTPO 324x394 AMOLED display (or 44 mm 368x448 on the larger edition). The Watch Series 6 features Apple's latest S6 processor, 32GB of storage, and a heart rate, blood oxygen and ECG sensors.

Apple Watch Series 6 photo

The Watch SE has the same displays, but features a slower processor (Apple S5), and doe not include the blood oxygen and ECG sensors.

New OLED gadget: LG Wing

The LG Wing is a unique smartphone that sports dual displays in a swivel revolving display design. The Wing sports a main 6.8-inch 2460x1080 flexible LGD P-OLED display and another 3.9-inch 1240x1080 G-OLED (LG's rigid OLED brand) display.

LG Wing photo

The LG Wing features a Snapdragon 765G chipset, a triple camera setup (64MP main camera sensor), 8GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage and 5G connectivity.

New OLED gadget: Sharp zero5G basic

The Sharp zero5G basic features a 6.4-inch 120Hz HDR 1080+ AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 765G chipset, 6/8GB of RAM, 64/128GB of storage, triple camera setup and 5G connectivity. The phone is IP68/IPX5 dust and water resistant.

Sharp zero5G basic photo

The zero5G basic will ship in the fall of 2020 in Japan only.

Cambridge Isotope Labs increases its deuterated benzene capacity

US-based stable isotopes and compound producer Cambridge Isotope Laboratories announced that it is expanding its deuterated benzene capacity at the company's production plant in Xenia, Ohio.

CIL says its Xenia expansion will increase its deuterated benzene capacity six times. Bromobenzene-d5 is used in the production of OLED displays (among other uses) and CIL reports increase demand for this material which initiated the capacity expansion project and investment.

Samsung may be forced to stop supplying OLEDs to Huawei due to US sanctions

The US government imposed sanctions against Huawei, which prevents the Chinese company to acquire components that use US-developed chips. According to a display from Korea, both Samsung Display and LG Display will have to stop supplying OLED displays to Huawei as these use drivers that are based US-developed technology.

Huawei P40 pro photo

Samsung Display has applied for a US US Department of Commerce license which will allow it to export the technology to Huawei. LG Display decided not to apply for the license, at least for now, as its OLED sales to Huawei are limited in any case.

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