New OLED gadget: Gigabyte AORUS FO48U

The Gigabyte AORUS FO48U is a large gaming monitor that features a 48-inch 120Hz 4K WOLED panel (made by LGD) and HDMI 2.1 connectivity.

Gigabyte AORUS FO48U photo

Gigabyte did not yet disclose the price or availability of its new monitor.

OLUM Material launches its unit-cell FMM technology, to increase OLED production process efficiency

Korea-based OLUM Material announced a new FMM technology for OLED production, which the company refers to as Unit-Cell FMM, which enables high-efficiency deposition (and patterning) of evaporated OLED materials.

Olum Material unit cell FMM photo

The basic idea is to use a small FMM panel in front of every display panel, rather than a large FMM in front of the entire substrate. A large mask is useful for very fast production, but the large masks tend to sag and deform and so FMM production is limited in size.

Will Samsung Electronics start using LGD's OLED TV panels?

According to an interesting report from Korea, Samsung Electronics is discussing a potential supply agreement with LG Display for WOLED TV panels. Samsung is aiming, according to the report, to buy 1 million OLED TV panels in 2021, and 4 million (around 50% of LGD's capacity!) in 2022.

This development, if true, may have a major impact on the industry, and may spur LGD (and other OLED makers) to accelerate OLED TV production and capacity expansion plans.

New OLED gadget: Lenovo Legion Duel 2

Lenovo's Legion Duel 2 is a high-end gaming smartphone that features a 6.92-inch 144Hz HDR10+ 1080x2460 AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 888 5G chipset, 12/16 GB of RAM, 256/512 GB of storage, a dual camera setup, a motorized pop-up selfie camera, gaming buttons and two cooling fans.

Lenovo Legion Duel 2 photo

The Legion Duel 2 will start shipping in May 2021 starting at around $950.

OLED-Info's OLED Market Reports updated to April 2021

Today we published new versions of our market reports - that cover the flexible, microdisplays and automotive OLED markets. OLED-Info provides comprehensive niche OLED market reports, and our reports cover everything you need to know about the niche market, and can be useful if you want to understand how the OLED industry works and what this technology can provide for your own industry. The reports are now updated to April 2021.

The OLED and MicroLED Microdisplays Market Report:

  • The advantages of OLED and MicroLED microdisplays
  • Information on all companies involved in this market
  • What kind of displays are available on the market today
  • Future technologies and roadmaps

The report package also provides a complete list of OLED and microLED microdisplays makers and their current (and future) products, and personal contact details into the leading microdisplays makers. Read more here!

LG Electronics to close its mobile phone business unit

LG Electronics announced that it will close its mobile phone business unit. LG has lost around $4.5 billion in its smartphone business over the past five years, as competition, especially from China, is strong. LG's global smartphone market share is around 2% and the company did not manage to find a buyer for its money-losing unit.

LG Wing photo

In the past few years LG aimed to focus on high-end phones with new designs, especially the Explorer series of next-generation phone designs and technologies. The first Explorer phone was the LG Wing, 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.

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